Frequently Asked Questions

Category: Working with maps

How to create responsive maps

By default, maps created with Maps Marker Pro are responsive, which means, the map width adapts to the width of the parent HTML element the map is embedded in. This results e.g. in maps resizing on smaller devices to fit the corresponding width of the mobile device.

If you want to disable the responsive feature for a map, please open the map on backend, switch to the tab “Interaction” and disable the option “Responsive”:

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How to activate the advanced settings for maps

Maps Marker Pro offers lots of options you can set for your maps. In order to keep a slim backend interface, the advanced settings in the map editor is disabled by default, hiding options which are often for advanced usage only:

If you show the advanced settings by toggling the radio button “Show advanced settings”, additional settings which be displayed for each sub tab of the map edit screen. Example for tab Map:

 

When toggling the this button, the setting is saved automatically, so next time you open the map edit screen, the setting from last time will be reused.

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“File type not permitted for security reasons” error when trying to upload a gpx file

WordPress 4.7.1 introduced a bug that can cause this error. We have included a workaround for this in Maps Marker Pro v4.3, so updating to the latest version should fix the problem.

If you are on v4.3 or later and still get this error, it is most likely a problem with the GPX file itself. WordPress checks if the contents of a file match its reported MIME type and rejects the upload if they do not. Since GPX files are technically XML files, a valid XML header needs to be present. This means when you open the file with a text editor, the first line should look similar to this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

If that is not the case, adding the line should resolve the error.

Alternatively, although not recommended for security reasons, you can disable the MIME type check by adding the following code to your wp-config.php:

define('ALLOW_UNFILTERED_UPLOADS', true);

If you are still experiencing issues, please open a support ticket and attach your GPX file.

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Can maps be displayed with 100% height?

Maps Marker Pro allows you to set the width of a map in pixel or % values:

The height value though can also be given as pixel value, due to limitations in HTML.

If you want to display a map in fullscreen, please use the dedicated fullscreen view instead, which can be accessed by a permalink via the map panel

or use the HTML5 fullscreen button on the map below the zoom icons:

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Can tracks from fitness trackers be displayed on maps?

If your fitness trackers (like garmin fit) allows exporting recorded tracks as GPX format, those files can usually be also displayed on maps with Maps Marker Pro.

In order to display those tracks, create a new map, switch to the tab “GPX” and start by clicking on the “Open Media Library” button:

As next step switch to tab “Upload files”, select and upload your gpx file, finish by clicking the button “Choose”:

As a result, the GPX track is displayed on the map and you can optionally further customize its settings (switching to advanced editor for all options is recommended):

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Can I add multiple GPX tracks to a map?

You can only add one GPX file to a map – if you want to show multiple GPX tracks on one map, you have to merge those files first – you can use the online tool at https://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert_input for this purpose:

(Upload the GPX files you want to merge and click on Convert).

Since v4.0 though multiple tracks within one GPX files are also supported and can be selected by the related controlbox in the elevation chart:

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Can I manually draw a GPX track on a map?

Since v4.3 we added polyline support which allows you to draw directly on your maps by using geometry layers like polylines, polygons, circles and rectangles directly on your maps:

Please see the following animation on how polylines can be edited (animation with courtesy of Sumit Kunar – just be aware that the marker adding functionality as seen in the animation is not supported in Maps Marker Pro – if you want to add a marker, please use the “add marker” feature):

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