Archive for May, 2006

New ZoomIn Mac plugin

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Robert Stainsby has been working hard on a new Mac plug-in that adds ZoomIn maps to the Mac OS X Services Menu.

Robert describes his mapping service as:

MappingService adds ZoomIn Maps to Mac OS X’s Services menu. A user can select a text address in most applications, then choose this menu item to map the selection in their browser.

You can download the software from Robert ’s Mapping Service page.

A big thanks to Robert!

Sssshh this is Private…

Friday, May 26th, 2006

We’ve just released Private groups. Now you have finer control on who to join and view groups.

As always let us know what you think.


ZoomIn at Webstock

Friday, May 26th, 2006

I’m at Webstock over the next day or so.

Come and say hi, I’ll be in the Positively Wellington Business Booth or I’ll will be out and about.

Feel free to post your pictures on ZoomIn.


Dive Dive DIve

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Divemaster has added over 50 dive spots in Whangarei.

There are a variety of dive spots marked on the map,
Serpent Rock, The Labyrinth, Rogers Rocks, and Hope point.

A map all of your own

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

We’ve pushed out a new update to New Zealand today – you can now post maps of any place on the map onto your weblog / website via an iframe.

<iframe src=”” style=”width:450px;height:300px”>

Just see the sidebar on zoomin for more instructions under “Use this map”.

ZoomIn address book plugin for the Mac

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Robert Stainsby have developed a couple of plugins for the Mac addressbook that hook up to the ZoomIn site.

The plugin is in Beta, so please give Robert any feedback to help him make it even better!

Thanks to Robert for all his work.

Kick off in Wellington!

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Looking for a Soccer ground in Wellington ?

Look no further Captial Soccer have added all the Soccer grounds in the Wellington region.

Thanks to Capital Soccer for the grounds!

Great tourist content

Monday, May 8th, 2006

I was exploring the site today, I noticed that the dayout website has been adding great content regarding various locations around New Zealand. You can find information on over 80 places with links to audio commentaries.

To have a look at dayout’s content, have a look at the dayout user profile.

Put your business on the Map

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

You can use Zoomin to advertise your business!

You can put the location of your business on our maps and add a description and photos.
It’s free and easy. You can add your business to the maps in less than 2 minutes.

Let me show you how by adding the SDX office to the ZoomIn site.

  1. Go to
    Search for your business address. Enter your address in the search bar and press Find or select one of our suggested addresses. e.g.<a href="">300 Queen street city brisbane</a>
  2. Sign in with your user name and password into the site.
  3. Click on to add a place to the map.
    Enter the name of your Business into the name field and click on Save. The page will refresh with place you have just entered.
  4. Click on the Click here to create a description link below the map to add a description of your business.

    Enter the description of your in the text box and click Save.
    TIP: You can edit your description again by clicking on the description directly.
  5. To add a photo to the place click on to add a photo to the map.
  6. You’re done!

Now you have a friendly url to give you your customers to show how they can get to your business.


We are building a community map site for Australia, we really appreciate your feedback, so drop a email with your thoughts.



Saturday, May 6th, 2006

As we start ZoomIn Australia, I am reminded of one of my favourite quotes.

I find I am so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain.’

“Red” Redding, Shawshank Redemption