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Mapsicle updated

Monday, December 21st, 2009

We’ve released our first update to the Mapsicle API, version 1.1. Highlights:

  • You can now host Mapsicle locally without modifications.
  • Mapsicle will resize automatically when put in a variable-sized container. (see at StreetTag)
  • You can start Mapsicle without giving a LatLng, and set the position later, like the standard Street View API. (example)
  • You can choose which part of your overlay is positioned on top of the target, like iconAnchor in Google Maps. (example)

There are more details in the CHANGELOG, and you can check out the examples or reference.

New ZoomIn Release – Private Places and Video Embedding

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

We’ve added a couple of cool features to

Private Places – now you can set a place that you created to be private, which means that only you will be able to see it.
Or you can set the place to be visible only to a certain group.

To do this, go to a place that you have created (or create a new place), and look on the right hand side of the page. You can alter the privacy settings under the ‘Privacy Settings’ heading.

Video Embedding – now you can embed Youtube and Google Video videos in your comments and place descriptions.

To insert a youtube video:

  • find the video in youtube
  • copy the URL of the page, it should be something like

  • paste it into your comment text, between some youtube square brackets, like this:


You can do the same thing with google videos, by adding something like this to your comments:


You can see an example of an embedded video at

Nothing beats a good discussion

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

I like to argue, discuss and generally mull over a variety of subjects. That’s why we added group discussions to ZoomIn.

To see what discussions are available go to any group page and look under “Discussions” heading. If there aren’t any and you have something to say then you can start a new discussion by clicking on “Start a new discussion” link in the Actions section.

If other people have already started discussions then you will see them all nicely laid out in a table. Just follow the links.

Happy discussing.

My Favourite

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

I forget things all the time so it was important to have some way of not having to remember all the good places on the map yet be able to access them without having to search for them again.

So we added favourites. Once you find a place you like and want to keep for future reference simply click on “Add to favourites” button located in the tool bar just above the map.

To access all your favourite palces click on the “Favourites” link which will show up next to your sign-in status at the top right of any page on ZoomIn site once you’ve signed in.

That’s it. Simple and easy to use.

Recent photos

Friday, April 7th, 2006

I came in this morning and really wanted to see what kind of places people were adding to Zoomin… So I put something together.


Photo exploring! View the 100 most recently added photos (or comments) on the site.

I’ve also found a couple of neat places this morning. Whareiti, Wellington Galleries and a outlook over wellington that links to a bunch of great flickr photos!

A different view of New Zealand

Friday, April 7th, 2006





Satellite and aerial photography is live on the site. We have a selection of aerial photography from LINZ data.


Map Improvements

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006



We been listening to your suggestions and making lots of small improvements to ZoomIn site.

Over the past couple of weeks , we’ve add scale bar to our maps and lots of tweaks to improve the address search.
We also changed the map rendering system, which has increased the map loading speed.

We’re working hard at the next release of ZoomIn. Lot’s of cool stuff is on the way, will keep you posted

A new release on Zoomin

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Just a quick note to say that we’ve released a new version of the Zoomin System.

The best bit about this release is that we’ve got lots of features in testing and ready for deployment over the next month. We’re looking forward to building a community of New Zealanders that want to share their favourite cafes, beaches and skate spots.

Introducing Zoomin

Saturday, October 29th, 2005 is a interactive street map site for New Zealand. Now you can find any address in the country from Cape Reinga to the Bluff.

We’d love to hear your feedback, tell us what you think of