5. Customizing pins and groups

Pins and groups options can be set using the right panel on RapidMaps interface.
Available settings will be shown when a group or a pin is selected from the list.

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Group options

Icon

By clicking on the icon preview beside group name, icon drawer will appear.
You can choose among different icon categories using category dropdown menu on top left.
Search field lets you filter icons in selected category.
Otherwise you can set your own custom icon by selecting "Custom icon" from the dropdown menu.
You need to drag and drop an image onto the grey area and click a point on the image that will appear to select an anchor.
"Retina" options on top lets you set a Retina image for better displaying on iPhone, iPad and Retina Macs. Once you click on "Done" button on bottom right icon will be set for all pin in that group and new pins will use the same icon.

Name

You can set a new group name that will be displayed in the list.
Group name doesn't appear in published map.

Area, circles, path and routes

You can choose to display only pins or other shapes by selecting an option in the "Show" dropdown menu.

  • "Pins only" option will display pins with no other shapes.
  • "Pins and Area" option will display a closed shape with vertices on the pins.
  • "Pins and Circles" option will display a circle below each pin. Circle radius can be set in pin's options.
  • "Pins and Path" will display a line with vertices on the pins.
  • "Pins and Route" will display a route among pins. Route is automatically calculated by Google Maps. "Route" options lets you set route type for calculation ("Bike", "Drive" or "Walk"). Due to limitations in Google Maps Engine route can be calculated for up to 10 pins.

Thickness, color and opacity

Area, circle, path and route can be customized using "Stroke" and "Fill" options.

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Pin options

Icon

By clicking on the icon preview beside group name, icon drawer will appear.
You can choose among different icon categories using category dropdown menu on top left.
Search field lets you filter icons in selected category.
Otherwise you can set your own custom icon by selecting "Custom icon" from the dropdown menu.
You need to drag and drop an image onto the grey area and click a point on the image that will appear to select an anchor.
"Retina" options on top lets you set a Retina image for better displaying on iPhone, iPad and Retina Macs. Once you click on "Done" button on bottom right **icon will be set for selected pin.

Name

You can set a new group name that will be displayed in the list.
Pin name will appear in published map when placing the mouse over a pin.

Visibility

By disabling "Visible" option, pin won't appear in published map.
This is useful when you want to display areas, circles or paths.

Latitude and longitude

Pin position can be minutely set by entering Latitude and Longitude values.

Circle radius

When you select "Pins and Circles" in group options, circle radius can be changed.

"On click" option lets you set a behaviour when you click on a pin on published map.

  • "Do nothing" option makes pin not clickable.
  • "Show label" option lets you display a label just above the pin. Enter some text in the field below and select "Visible on load" if you want the label to be displayed on load. Directions links can be displayed in the label.
  • "Open URL" option will open the specified link in the same or a new page, depending on "Open in new page" option.

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