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What's New in MapsAlive V4

MapsAlive V4 is the fourth major release of MapsAlive. MapsAlive V1 was first released in 2006.


MapsAlive V4 has many new features and enhancements. Some of the most notable are:

  • Responsive tours
  • Smooth map zooming (not just zoomed in or out)
  • Embed any tour into a web page with just two lines of HTML
  • Mobile app-like behavior on small mobile devices
  • Multiple tours on the same web page
  • Improved support for mobile devices and touch screens
  • Flex Map tour
  • The Tour Builder has a one-click icon bar to:
    • Go to the map editor
    • Add a new hotspot
    • Edit the current hotspot
  • New API interface with additional functions
  • Documentation is all online in this user guide

Changes in V4

Feature V4 V3
HTTPS Entire site Only login and buy pages
Flash dependency None Map and Gallery pages in Tour Builder
Zoomable maps Full zoom range Only zoomed in or out
Responsive tours Yes No
Adding maps to web pages 2 lines of HTML Multiple lines, worse for multi-page tours
Multiple tours on the same page Yes No
Map Editor enhancements Yes ---
Hidden markers Marker style 50% transparent
Flash macro Not supported Supported
Max tour size 4096 x4096 2880x2880
Max map image size 4096x4096 2880x2880
Nudge markers using arrow keys New feature Not supported
Ctrl click marker thumbs New feature Not supported
Tours can run w/out web server Not supported Supported
maClient.path Not used Required
Custom JS include script file Not supported Supported
page arg in query string New feature Not supported
Unbranded tour via page1_.htm via index_.htm
Multi-page tour In one page In separate pages
Play sounds MapsAlive.Media Sound Manager
Live Data MapsAlive.LiveData livedata.js
Tour Layouts Some layouts removed #1-39 supported
Tour Layouts #40-41 added
Auto Layout Removed Supported
Splitters Shown in % Shown in px
Tour width and height Requires exact Supported max
Directory preview with LiveData Not supported Supported