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Release Schedule - Site Versions
Release schedule for updates to the site and new features, including version numbers and release dates.
Version 8May, 2014
Transition to Mashape for API billing and docs complete
Registration process simplified
Version 7February, 2013
Completely new design
Focus on Embedding a Map and API Usyoage
Simplified home page options and paths
Version 6.2November, 2012
Rearranged site to focus on API and data
Version 6.1July, 2012
Dynamic heatmaps on all our maps
Layer multiple datasets at once
Version 6.0June, 2012
Map and Widget Upgrades
Upgraded Google Maps to V3
About 10-20 times faster maps.
Half the data loaded per map request.
Bike routes, photos, street view, traffic options on maps.
Updated map location detection and filter interfaces.
Mobile iPhone App
Page detailing our free iPhone app
Version 5.7December, 2011
Added location based auto-complete on maps and widgets
Version 5.5August, 2011
Improved our API Key tracking
Detailed internal reporting on API Key use (will expose public next release after testing)
Version 5.4June, 2011
Version 5.3April, 2011
Exposed all of our widget options to the public.
Created a Widget Builder to allow anyone to get a map for their site, no account needed.
Widget usage tracking by domain, on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis.
Domain blocking to prevent unauthorized API Key use.
Widget usage tracking and free and paid tiers.
A custom 404 page.
Version 5.2April, 2011
Updated all the maps on the site to use the same dynamic map widget code that we let the public use.
Slight redesign of some pages.
Comments are collapsed by default and are shown in a popup now.
Version 5.1.5March, 2011
Added location detection button that looks up current lat/lon and street address for modern location-aware browsers.
Version 5.1March, 2011
Moved all static images, icons, and markers to static.yourmapper.com
Version 5March, 2011
Totally new site design, streamlined and faster
Version 4.8November 10, 2010
Bug fixes and speed boosts across the site.
Version 4.75June 10, 2010
Converted map on locatoin detail pages into a totally new embeddable widget.
Added API key to the user's home page.
Added API and widget tracking code, rate limits, reporting, and abuse notification.
Version 4.7March 8, 2010
Re-did the location detail pages (example):
1. Added a map with other dataset locations closest to the current one.
2. Map is interactive and can switch between all area datasets.
3. Added a much larger street view with nearby photos.
4. Added area walkability score via Walk Score that shows area amenities.
Lists of locations are now clickable and open a popup on the map above.
Version 4.6October 28, 2009
All datasets that are official are now marked as such, on each of their pages and detail pages, and when they appear in a list.
Version 4.5September 18, 2009
Every Dataset has a new Dashboard home page which includes:
1. Links to other dataset pages
2. Heatmap of the dataset coverage area
3. Category location breakdown and percentages
4. Last 30 days chart of locations if dataset has a date range
The Dashboard can also be drilled down by Category, showing the count, heatmap, and last 30 days for just one category
Every Dataset has a new Datalist page which shows:
1. List of every location in the dataset in pages of 50 each
2. List of locations that could not be mapped for some reason, including link to details about this location.
The Datalist can also be drilled down by Category, showing only the list of items for that category.
A main Location page that starts at the national level
Location pages for each State, showing statewide datasets and city links
Location pages for each city, showing citywide datasets
National Location page available in topnav
Search Engine Optimized (SEO) and human readable links for all mobile pages.
SEO links for each Dashboard page
SEO links for each Datalist page
SEO links for each Location page
Added links for all new pages across every existing page where applicable.
Version 4.2.2July 27, 2009
Massive crazy update to top nav. Now has dropdown of maps in your area.
Version 4.2July 13, 2009
Removed all ads from header across site
Moved ShareThis link down into pages
Added donations and CafePress store to client page
Improved speed of some queries
Version 4.1June 16, 2009
Added an entire Process Overview section
Version 4.0.5June 8, 2009
No need to know an address: Recenter search at map center button
Fixed form validation error when creating a map
List of results now sortable by column header all the time
Version 4.0.2June 5, 2009
Speed of closest markers with complex filter
Catgory icon added to marker list on map detail
Faster address geocoding
Height and spacing of header and map
Version 4.0.1June 1, 2009
Minor updates: Create map page JS issue
Feature: 3D Google Earth view in maps!
Version 4.0June 1, 2009
First launch of public facing site.
Version 3.8March, 2009
Pre-release, development version of the site.
Version 3.5July, 2008
New private services, including embedded maps, API, Metro Mapper datafeeds.
Version 3.1November, 2007
Launch of private services and site at domain name, password protected.
Version 3.0August, 2007
First code base for site, adapted from Metro Mapper.