Release History

4.2 - July 10, 2022

  • Added legend_position to the main_settings to allow the legend to be inside or outside the map.
  • Added sm_state sm_location sm_label sm_line classes so that the map can be more easily manipulated with CSS and JavaScript.
  • Added resize method to allow the map to be programmatically resized without needing to reload the map.
  • Added zoom_ratio property to the map.
  • Made accessible dropdowns alphabetized.
  • Fixed lat/lng calibration bug

4.1 - April 06, 2021

  • Added scroll to zoom.
  • Added built-in legend functionality.
  • Added state_pulse option to API.
  • Added display: 'auto' for labels.
  • Added built-in dropdown to make map accessible by keyboard.
  • Updated code minimization and removed all use of eval.

4.0 - April 13, 2020

  • Added official support for lines.
  • Added angle support for lines.
  • Allowed lines to be created from origin_location and destination_location.
  • Allowed regions to be hidden.
  • Allowed names to be hidden.
  • Fixed location refresh bug in on_click mode.
  • Fixed bug where states can stay stuck in hover mode.
  • Added lat/lng support to Puerto Rico.

3.9 - January 28, 2019

  • Embedded zooming library (shifty.js) within the map logic to reduce global dependencies.
  • Fixed bug with hooks when using multiple instances of a map.
  • Added label_opacity and label_hover_opacity to enable labels that appear on hover.
  • Added image_hover_url to locations so that location images can change on hover.
  • Changed default projection settings so that when no projection is set lng will be interpreted as x (on the SVG canvas) and lat will be interpreted as y.
  • Fixed bug with the way the map handles labels and locations that have a display property.
  • Made lines resize as the map scales.
  • Fixed bug with animated images when hovering out of a state.

3.81 - May 25, 2018

  • Modernized navigation buttons.
  • Added JavaScript hook ready. Equivalent to jQuery's $( document ).ready.
  • Added background_image_bbox to position background images.
  • Added support for lines (beta feature).
  • Added position: 'bottom' option to locations. Allows locations to be placed under states.
  • Added image_position option to locations. Allows locations images to be placed at 'center' or 'bottom-center'. Useful for custom marker images.

3.8 - March 1, 2018

  • Added support for background_image_url.
  • Added support for main_settings.location_image_position and location.image_position. Allows you to set the anchor point for location images. ['center', 'bottom-center']
  • Fixed bug related to manual zooming on mobile devices.

3.7 - December 4, 2017

  • Mobile devices now zoom smoothly (instead of snapping to last frame) by default. Controllable via main_settings.zoom_mobile.
  • Locations now stop scaling at a zoom ratio of .125 by default. This allows mobile users to be able to eventually increase the size of locations so that they can more easily click on them. Controllable via main_settings.scale_limit.
  • Pinch to zoom is now supported on mobile devices when manual zooming has been enabled.
  • diamond is now a location shape option.
  • You can now specify custom location shapes with a main_settings.custom_shapes dictionary. It should contain the SVG paths of shapes within a 1mm square box. e.g. {diamond: "M 0,-0.5 -0.4,0 0,0.5 0.4,0 Z"}
  • Fixed bug with background images and pill.
  • Fixed bug with state pills inheriting region attributes.
  • Made state background images fill the entire space when in center mode.

3.6 - August 18, 2017

  • Added marker, star, triangle, and heart location marker options.
  • Added support for state images via image_url and image_hover_url.
  • Added pulse option to location markers.
  • Adjusted main_settings.rotate to allow for label rotation.
  • Made adjacent_color work intuitively with main_settings.manual_zoom: 'yes','.
  • Moved labels to mapdata object by default to facilitate future editing via the online customization tool.
  • Added zoom_level, zoom_level_id, and proj(lat, lng) to the JavaScript API.
  • Added click_xy to the JavaScript hooks.
  • Made the scalability of labels and locations controllable via scale property.
  • Updated Congress map to reflect 115th redistricting.
  • Updated location and label display property to support zoom ratios (0-1).
  • Revamped label line to work with states and across all zoom levels.

3.5 - March 21, 2017

  • Allowed urls to automatically break out of iframes on sites like Wix by default.
  • Added support for url commands like url:"javascript:alert('example')" even if main_settings.url_new_tab='yes'.
  • Fixed a bug in how popups orient themselves.
  • Added main_settings.popup_orientation so that popup orientation can be manually controlled.
  • Made popups automatically centered in on_click mode when the map is less than 400px wide. This improves the user experience on mobile devices.
  • Added main_settings.popup_centered so that this option can be manually controlled.
  • Improved support for map instances with map.create() and map.copy().
  • Allowed new map instances to auto_load themselves when the document finishes loading.
  • Added map.mapinfo to the API so that state paths can be dynamically controlled.
  • Allowed individual states to overwrite main_settings.border_color which is helpful when visualizing small islands.
  • Added map.plugin_hooks to API, so that plugins can be written for the map without monopolizing public hooks.

3.4 - September 29, 2016

  • Added support for manual zooming and panning with main_settings.manual_zoom: 'yes',
  • Improved main_setitngs.auto_load: 'yes', load times by loading after the document instead of the window.
  • Added support for touch interaction on touch-capable, non-mobile devices (like touch laptops).
  • Updated the North America map to improve accuracy and load time.
  • Updated the Congress map to reflect redistricting.
  • Updated on_click tooltip with a cleaner look that is more mobile friendly.
  • Updated tooltip to use classes instead of ids to better support multiple maps on a page.
  • Fixed bug where inline tooltip styles were being duplicated when the map was reloaded.

3.3 - May 27, 2016

  • Recreated the US map for improved lon/lat accuracy and smaller file size
  • Added the US territory of American Samoa to the US map
  • Added Bahrain to the World map
  • Added support for border_hover_color and border_hover_size
  • You can now turn off main_settings.state_hover_color with 'off' (great for heat maps)
  • Fixed minor responsiveness bug
  • The initial view via is now editable via mapinfo.initial_view {x: value, y: value, x2: value: y2: value}
  • Changed to a more lightweight Tweening library for zooming
  • Incorporated lat/lng projection into the mapinfo object which gives the end user more control over the projection settings
  • Across all maps, any defined pixel sizes are now always relative to a 1000px SVG map
  • Optional region properties to overwrite bounding box were changed from x1,y1,x2,y2 to x, y, x2, y2 for consistency
  • Fixed minor back_arrow bug
  • Added refresh_state(id) to API to allow for more efficient refreshing
  • Added main_settings.location_image_url to easily add location images without needing to store them in a particular folder

3.2 - November 11, 2015

  • Updated main_settings.width: 'responsive', to play well with CSS transitions
  • Fixed conflict bug between main_settings.url_new_tab: 'yes', and main_settings.popups: 'on_click'
  • Changed default for main_settings.location_popups to be main_settings.popups

3.1 - April 23, 2015

  • Upgraded world map resolution and added many small islands
  • main_settings.location_popups, main_settings.state_popups, popup (state/region/location) give finer control over popups
  • Fixed tooltip error caused by scrolling on a page with a fixed header
  • Fixed bug where background color wasn't being changed on intial_zoom
  • Fixed minor css tooltip bug when in on_click mode and zoomed in to a region
  • Fixed console.log bug throwing errors in older browsers
  • Changed default regions in congress and county maps to use state abbreviations as ids
  • Enabled multiple instances of the same map via create_simplemaps_worldmap
  • Enabled these maps to be controlled independently via the storage of mapdata at simplemaps_worldmap.mapdata
  • simplemaps_worldmap.zoom_level() is now simplemaps_worldmap.zoom_level (string as opposed to function)
  • x1,y1,x2,y2 added as optional region properties to overwrite bounding box

3.0 - December 3, 2014

  • Responsive maps now resize themselves when the browser is resized or the page orientation changes
  • Made changes to the API Syntax
  • Made changes to the JavaScript hooks syntax so that js_hooks is no longer needed
  • Added JavaScript hooks to differentiate between terminal clicks and zooming clicks
  • Reworked regions so that continent object is no longer needed
  • Region zoom level can now be adjusted via zoom_percentage
  • Region color, hover_color, opacity, and hover_opacity have been added
  • Region properties can be passed on to member states via the cascade property
  • Zooming out can now be incremental with zoom_out_incrementally
  • Non-zoomable regions can now be created via the property zoomable
  • Location labels have now been deprecated
  • Added the following properties to locations: hover_color,border,hover_border, hover_opacity
  • Labels are now independent entities that can be fully customizable
  • Labels and locations can now be restricted to only appear when zoomed in to the region or state level (see the display property)
  • Label pills are now generated, and can be hidden, dynamically
  • In the US map, eastern labels and pills can now be hidden with hide_eastern_labels
  • Back arrow can now be a custom image
  • Back arrow can now be shown on map load and trigger external JavaScript (this makes it easy to connect maps)
  • Timing of zoom is now adjustable via zoom_time
  • Timing of hovered colors to return to their default color after mouse out is adjustable via fade_time
  • Link text for mobile users is now customizable
  • images_directory is now customizable
  • It is now possible to trigger pop_ups via the api
  • Maps with a width of responsive are now responsive to browser resizing and mobile orientation changes

2.9 - February 26, 2014

  • Added simplemaps_mapname_variables.current_region and as globally accessible variables
  • Fixed label bug affecting mobile devices
  • Added simplemaps_mapname_popup to JavaScript API, making it possible to programmatically open popups

2.8 - February 20, 2014

  • Changed <b> to <strong> in tooltip
  • Fixed JavaScript hook bug

2.7 - February 3, 2014

  • Fixed location image bug
  • Made zooming less computationally intense for IE7 & IE8
  • Added simplemaps_mapname_region_click JavaScript hook
  • Fixed iOS back arrow bug

2.6 - November 21, 2013

  • Added ability to customize label size
  • Fixed rare bug when in pop_ups: 'on_click', mode
  • Added location images
  • Added zooming_complete, complete and refresh_complete JavaScript hooks
  • Changed cursor for locations to pointer
  • Adding testing mode to map for troubleshooting and customization
  • Fixed pop_ups: 'off', bug
  • Fixed label bug when refreshing the map
  • Fixed IE7 & IE8 state zooming bug

2.4 - November 15, 2013

  • Fixed iOS double click bug
  • Added responsive setting to map

2.3 - May 12, 2013

  • Added label locations
  • Changed scaling method to improve IE support
  • Made back arrow customizable
  • Fixed background bug when zooming outside of the initial view
  • Changed popup styling to use modern CSS instead of images
  • Made popup CSS customizable via main_settings
  • Add pop_up: 'off', option
  • Added ability to zoom into states (not just regions)
  • Added initial JavaScript hooks
  • Encoded x.png image within the map source
  • Changed look of demo text
  • Fixed tooltip bug when reloading map
  • Improved positioning of tooltip
  • Changed location of tooltip relative to cursor to make better use of space
  • Changed some CSS class names for consistency
  • Added label color
  • Fixed location bug when refreshing map

2.0 - March 14, 2013

  • Changed z-index on tooltip
  • Added color and hover_color for regions
  • Improved transition from one tooltip to another when in on_click mode
  • Fixed label bug
  • Add url to regions
  • Added intial_zoom and initial_zoom_solo to regions
  • Added ability to refresh map (instead of reloading it)
  • Added location opacity
  • Separated out libraries from source

1.4 - February 25, 2013

  • Changed mobile detection in response to touch Windows
  • Added circle locations
  • Added logo to demos
  • Added ability to hide labels
  • Allowed map to be loaded manually

1.3 - February 5, 2013

  • Added ability to hide states
  • Added territories to US map

1.2 - December 4, 2012

  • Changed mobile detection
  • Improved back arrow
  • Added continent object to speed up zooming
  • Improved scalability
  • Made map automatically find the map_images folder
  • Made tooltip customizable via CSS

1.1 - November 27, 2012

  • Original public launch under domain

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