Mapsolute also provides customizable HTML-Tooltips for developers, providing predefined palettes of HTML-Tooltip layouts including forms, tables, pictures, and links. Users can integrate all HTML-Objects and their content without additional actions. The Map24 AJAX API is available for free by registering at the website.
Mapsolute has also announced that it has re-launched its site with a new look and search facility. Map24.com is a free online mapmaking tool that provides individuals and businesses on-line maps and door-to-door directions. The re-launch of the new website brings the European based Map24 brand to North America with maps and detailed driving directions. New features on the Map24 website include a powerful single line entry search facility that can conduct searches even with misspelled words and partial addresses. Map24 users do not need to enter addresses into different fields. Address details, such as zip code, town and city can be entered into a single address field in any order. When the search is executed, Map24 lists the possible addresses, so that users can select the appropriate one. Once the desired address is selected, it is shown on the map and can be used as a starting point or destination for route planning. Another feature is that specific Points of Interest (POI) such as tourist attractions or hotels can be found by typing in the name.
An additional feature offers a 3D mode that does not require the user to know what direction (North, South, East or West) that he is headed in. Users engage the 3D mode--either with a bird's eye or street level view and the 3D route flight follows the route along the road, while keeping the map orientated to the user's direction of travel.
(www.map24.com; http://devnet.map24.com; www.mapsolute.com)