Recently Gmap4 was updated to version 4.1 and now includes a unique map-in-a-link
feature that is worth mentioning. Anyone can now make a custom map and save their data right in a Gmap4 link. You do not need to save your data in a separate file such as a GPX or KML file. This may be the easiest and faster way for you to make a custom online topographic map.
To try out this feature:
1. Click Menu ==> Draw and Save
2. Click the map a few times to set draggable symbols and draw a line
3. Rightclick any symbol and select “Gmap4 display long link”
You can copy the link that is displayed, paste it into a new browser address bar, hit enter and your custom map will be displayed.
This feature also works on your iPhone, iPad, android and other mobile device. Remember, Gmap4 is a browser app and your browser has to be online. After you tap the screen to set some draggable symbols then tap a symbol and select “Action Menu”. The list of actions include two different ways to save a Gmap4 link that includes your data.
More information on this map-in-a-link feature can be found in the following three places.
1. What’s new page
Note the tip about deleting the ll and z parameters from your Gmap4 link.http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4_whats_new.html
2. Example page
Scroll down to the section titled “Your map data saved in the Gmap4 link”. The examples range from basic to advanced and give you a quick way to see some of the kinds of maps you can make with this feature.http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4_examples.html
3. Help file
You can download the PDF file and search it (control-f) for the section titled “Make a custom map with Gmap4 and save it”. http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4_help.pdf
Joseph, the Gmap4 guy