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.
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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.
A new feature just landed in Mapton, a Report “container”. It’s just a normal window with a tree view to the left and available space in the center.
When creating a report one has only to hook up to the extension point and then the platform will take care of the rest.
A simple bookmark report has been included but I know of report implementations that connects to external databases, generates files, and so on. Mapton is ready to display your report – the rest is up to the plugin developer.
It’s now possible to pan and zoom to the extents of a group of bookmarks.
Now there is a Grid Painter module for WorldWind in Mapton.
Support for custom and much more local grids will be added in the (near?) future. Until then, enjoy this one.
The search function has been improved so it will perform instant searches as you type for search engines marked as “instant” and the other engines will be used when hitting Ctrl+Enter.
In the image below the Bookmark engine and the (local) GeoNames engine will be searched instantly while Nominatim as an online service will only be used when hitting Ctrl+Enter.
Now there is an option to do a location based web search in Mapton.
It is available in the map context menu Open Location/DuckDuckGo.