- New 'Capture map' feature makes a link that captures the exact state of the map (centre, zoom, map type, routes and markers shown, currently highlighted route/marker).
- Markers such as stands are now selectively loaded from the server on demand, speeding up initial load of the map.
- all menu folders are now sorted alphabetically
- added 'show all/hide all' for all menu folders
Interface to the 'Plan a Route..' feature simplified and upgraded to include:
- Option to include dismounted sections
- Option to plot a return route
- 'Review route' by emailing a form
Minor problems with menu and 'clickloc' fixed
New map types 'OSM 1' (= Mapnik rendering of OSM) and 'OSM 2' (= OSMarender rendering of OSM.
New 'secret' clickloc button. The icon just to the left of 'Camden Cycling Campaign' toggles the 'clickloc' feature. (See Customising documentation).
Minor bug in new menu window code fixed.
Better integration with the OpenStreetMap cycle routes project. When the background map type is 'OSM Cycle', LCN and Sustrans routes that are visible on the OSM map are not overlayed with another line (but they can still be highlighted or focussed by rolling over/clicking on the relevant menu item).
The menu window ('floatbar') code has been cleaned up in preparation for its release to the Google Maps developer comunity.
Routes generated by the route planner now include a link back to the full printable details of the route that are stored on the Cambridge Journey Planner site.
The code for Shops, Stands, Hazards markers has been cleaned up and simplified. Behaiviour should be unchanged, but please report any problems. Note that there are new Customising facilities for showing the contents of markers when the map is opened.
The area within which route planning is available is indicated (during planning) by a shaded rectangle.
Added feature to generate the same route with different options.
Improved error message generated when route planning fails.
Eliminated repetition in generated route descriptions.
workaround for Firefox 'missed clicks' in route planning dialog
better icons for start and end makers in route planning
fixed a bug that made the 'attribution bar' disappear
New Plan a Route... button for automatic route planning:
- This interfaces to the Cambridge Cycling Campaign's Journey Planner (courtesy of Simon Nutall), which has been experimentally extended to cover Inner London. It does so by importing the OpenStreetMap database of London streets. This feature is for experimental use only. The OpenStreetMap database for London is not yet complete (some streets are missing) and hence cannot support the generation of optimal routes..
New '?' button:
- overlays some help information describing each of the controls on the map.
Changed route presentation:
- the routes are drawn less heavily, hopefully making the presentation more legible.
New map type Physical (from Google):
- A near-monochrome map that has subtle shading intended to show relief (but there isn't much in London). Unfortunately is has only a restricted range of zoom levels, so can't show street detail as well as the standard Google map.
New Map pulldown menu offers choice from 5 different background map types including 'OSM' and 'OSM Cycle'.
- Those two map types are based on the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project and rely on a collective effort to generate a new, copyright-free streetmap using GPS traces. The London OSM map is already well-advanced, but still has some missing streets, so these maps should be regarded as interesting demonstrations only at present.
Replaced the Postcode/address finder with Google's new GoogleBar local search control
- Searches for UK postcodes now work properly again.
InfoWindow text for markers is better-organised
added a 'zoom and center on this route' function (as a link in the route InfoWindow)
added a scale indicator (top left of map)
Currently focussed route is coloured in the menu
Better repositioning of route when focussed
The 'Focus' operation is simplified and improved
- The 'focus' operation is now performed by a single click on the route, either in the menu or the on route itself.
- Focussing changes the route colour to indigo, shows its info window and any 'RouteMarkers'.
- A click on a focussed route defocusses it.
- Hilighting and focussing are distinct. Hilighting is still in red and occurs when the mouse rolls over a route's name in the menu.
- A click on a black menu entry (denoting a switched-off route) turns the route on and focusses it.
- Routes can no longer be switched off individually, only by the 'hide all' operation on folders.
- click anywhere on a route to highlight the entire route
(Firefox users on MacOS X may not be able to use this feature).
Additional information markers on routes
- These appear when the route is focussed. At present they are added and edited in the same way as the other markers, but we plan to make it easy for anyone to add markers with information/comments about the routes.