I saw a grey border frame with the message "Click to activate and use this control" when I roll my mouse over my Flash map. How to remove them from my Flash map?
You can use our free tool, A4 Flash Easy Coder, which fix this
problem instantly and automatically:
When adding text under the "Points and Lines" option, how can I edit the font style?
Font style can be set using the icons next to the Text field under
"Label of this point" section.
How can I import my own custom icon in the software?
If you have Adobe Flash knowledge, you can create your own icons
and put into the folder "icon" where you install the software.
You need to confiq the stage size of the icon to nearly the same
as the icon size and it should only contain graphic but no any actionscript.
After you restart the iMapBuilder, you should be able to select
the custom icon from the icon list.
How can I add tooltips/infobox to the map?
You can click on
button at the bottom of the screen to add tooltips/infobox. Please
refer to our user
guide for details.
I just need the link on the map to open a new window that is small (not full-size), is it possible?
size. For example:
Normally, we will use it like:
If you need to set the link to your flash map, you can apply the
to the link field and set the target field to null
choosing same window options), otherwise the popup will not work.
We are using the grouping regions feature. When clicking on a group, we'd like a single pop-up to display with information on the group. Would this be possible with iMapBuilder?
iMapBuilder has group highlight feature which allows user to group
some regions together and apply the same color to the group. When
viewers rollover a region, other regions belonging to the same group
will also be highlighted at the same time.
If you need the region in same group showing the same information
when rollover and navigate to the same url address when click, you
are required to fill in the same tooltip information/url address
for the region in the same group.You can select "switch to
grid edit mode"under the Countries Setting tab, you can then
simply copy and paste the same information/url address to same group
easily or you can also export/import from Excel Unicode Text (.txt).
What are the differences between iMapBuilder for Windows and iMapBuilder Online?
iMapBuilder (for Windows) install the software on your local PC, and
all project files are also stored on your local PC. Once the map is
published, the map files should be uploaded to your own web server
iMapBuilder Online is a 100% web based application. There is no installation
required. You simply need to use it use your web browser, all files
are stored on iMapBuilder's server. To publish the map, you simply
need to copy and paste few lines of code and insert to your web page,
no file uploading is required.
iMapBuilder for Windows is suitable for you if you prefer to edit
maps and store them locally, and have your own web server for hosting
the maps. iMapBuilder online is easier to use if you have no FTP experience,
or have no server to host the maps (e.g. if you are using an online
You can click here
to view more about the differences between two version.
Do you have a login system set up?
Yes. The online demo version is for individual use only. It is possible for us to install a multiple user version on your own server, which can include an admin system for you to enable / disable user accounts.
Is the shared "My Maps" feature in google maps availible in
your version as well? I would like individual sales reps to have their own maps, and have the ability for managers to layer each sales rep's canvassed territory over one another on a Sales Managers map so they can see all the canvassed areas.
All maps created using the Google Map editor can be 'Published' (i.e. embed into a web page). This published map can then be viewed by everyone. However, the map can only be edited by the owner.
The layer function is not currently available, but can be developed as a custom feature.
Does your software support the ability to drill down into maps?
You can create separate projects, one for the main view and one for the drill down view of the region you want. Then you can setup a region in the main map and add hyperlink to that region. The hyperlink is set to open the drill down region map. After publishing your main map would open the drill down region map.
For the steps of building multi maps, please refer to:
If you want to drill down many levels, you may consider our Google Map editor, which allows you to click and drill down until the street map is reached.
iMapBuilder is a templated-based software so that you would not be able to get into actual Flash coding for further changes. If you are interested in editing the map Flash source files directly, we would suggest using our Flash map templates from FlashIMap:
On your maps, is there a search option? I want to create a floor plan of my office and be able to search for an employee and then show where their
cube/office is. Is that something your maps are capable of?
Customization is required if you need a search function on your maps, andmostly likely your employee information has to be stored in a database for the map to display and support searching. Please let us know further details of your map and we look forward to your reply.
Can I map out locations by address and label them by name? Also, can I add all cities to the map and major roadways?
If you need to map out addresses and display of roadways, we would suggest
using our Google Map editor in iMapBuilder Online. You may sign up a trial
account and see if that works for you:
It is possible to create a custom map for you based on Google Maps to show
your locations and points of interests. Please feel free to send us the
full details and we can get back to you with a quotation.
What's the differeces between iMapBuilder and FlashiMap?
iMapBuilder is an all-in-1 software solution for building interactive maps. MS-Windows users can use iMapBuilder for Windows (http://www.imapbuilder.com). Mac and LInux users can use iMapBuilder Online (http://www.imapbuilder.net) which can directly work inside browser without any installation required.
FlashiMap at http://www.flashimap.com is for advance Adobe Flash developers who prefer to edit the map directly using Adobe Flash. Flash map source code (.fla) file are available for purchase, and can be edited using Adobe Flash for highest flexibility. FlashiMap also provides XML based flash maps for programmers who prefer to output data directly into XML file.
We provide support for products from both websites, and can develop custom map projects base on your specific requirements.
How can I share my maps with others, ie can I print it or forward a digital copy to others?
You can publish the map to share with others by:
1. upload the published map to your website
2. zip the necessary files and email the zip file to people you want to share the map with. So they can unzip the published file and open the html file (interactive map image) in the browser.
My title is too long, can I break the long title into two (or multiple) lines?
You can use some simple text editor <br> to break the line.
e.g. Your title is "Testing1 Testing2 Testing3". To break two lines, you can insert "Testing1 Testing2<br> Testing3".
Can I write Arabic Language in your interactive map?
Yes. We have a brief test using font face Tahoma, it works fine in iMapBuilder.
You may set the pinpoint label position as 'Left' to suit Arabic language. Please read our user
Can I change map icon / marker size in your interactive map?
For icons included with our software package, it supports to change their size & angle of rotation,
but you cannot change size for those custom image icons.
Please refer to the following page for creating resizable Flash map icons:
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