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new feature

Google Maps search engine

Mapton just gained support for using Google Maps as yet another search engine. So, now we have the following ones

  • Bookmarks
  • GeoNames
  • Google Maps
  • Nominatim
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dev netbeans

Hello NetBeans 10.0!

So, at last, after a period of hard work from the NetBeans developers we got yet another great  release from the Apache NetBeans (incubating) project!

Check it out today and be sure to read their blog too.

This is good news for developers and users of Mapton since Mapton is not only developed inside the NetBeans IDE, it is also based upon the powerful NetBeans Platform.

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new feature

Hello Wikipedia!

It is now possible to browse Wikipedia articles from within Mapton. The list in the lower right corner is populated with a location based search in the map’s context menu.

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update

Improved bundled Reports

As mentioned earlier in Reports, Mapton has a report container.

The bundled reports has now been improved to display the usage of some API components, this report can serve as an inspiration of contributing to Mapton by adding implementations.

The purpose of this report container is to have a placeholder for custom reports, some of them in not so open plugins.

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snapshot

New snapshot available

Enjoy the new snapshot.

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update

GeoNames search engine update

The off-line GeoNames search engine has been updated to use the most recent data. This data set contains well over 130000 places, many of them with their alternative names included.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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new feature

Grid Painter part 2

The Grid Painter now supports the painting of custom local grids in any supported coordinate system. The next step is to add a nice label rendering.