Google Maps alternative (using standard KML import) that's ad-free?
March 13, 2013 1:46 PM Subscribe
I need a non-Google Maps alternative, due to limitations in how Google displays My Maps. Mapchannels.com is very flexible, but it has two issues: its display doesn't seem to work for mobile users, and it displays small ads (and has suspended its former policy of letting a map creator pay to remove ads). Other options?
posted by kalapierson to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This is a map I don't need (or want) viewers to be able to modify. There are about 210 markers now and it will grow on the order of 5 markers a month.
I made it using Google My Maps, so it's available as standard KML export. To display it on the web, I want a non-Google service that has more flexibility than My Maps (such as the ability for a viewer to choose to see only one of its six categories at a time, using a dropdown or similar), fewer limitations, and ideally a super-minimal interface with no top bar / wasted space.
Here is the mapchannels display of it (to show the data and the beautifully minimal interface they offer on the desktop at least [as opposed to the brokenness if you view it on a phone] - this is a self-link): map
. The mapchannels ad is small, but I'm looking for entirely ad-free.