author Bella Rich, February 17th, 2019
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Over time we've added the ability for the behavior of our locator software to be customized by setting parameters in the HTML installation code. For example, you can control the starting map position, language, which Filters and Categories are enabled when the locator loads and which Filters and Categories are hidden from view. The number of parameters that we now support has started to become confusing so we've built an embed code builder page to make this far simpler to set up.

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author Bella Rich, January 31st, 2019
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We're delighted to announce that we've now integrated the Google Places API with our store locator service. Places are what Google calls locations in Google Maps such as business locations. The Google Places API is a way of directly querying Places that exist in Google Maps so that customers can search for them in your locator without you having to upload them to your store list.

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author Bella Rich, December 19th, 2018
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We've just released a number of small enhancements to the address and location list autocompletion when using either Mapbox or OpenStreetMap maps or when using our location search autocompletion feature. These are two fairly small updates individually but together represent a significant improvement in the usability and flexibility of autocompletion in our store locator software platform.

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author Bella Rich, November 28th, 2018
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One of the core features of our Reporting services has been tracking and recording all searches conducted by visitors using your locator. For example, when a customer enters an address into the search field, we record this search location and the closest store that was returned so that you can assess which stores are receiving the most traffic. You can of course also use this information to map out the best potential future store locations to be able to capture customers searching in a particular area that is currently not well served.

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author Bella Rich, November 15th, 2018
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We've been working on bringing the mapping features that are supported by MapBox and Open Street Map into line with what you've been able to do with Google Maps for some time now. The key feature that has been missing from our store locator software has been Marker Clustering. Well, the good news is that this is now available in MapBox and Open Street Map maps as well.

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author Bella Rich, November 5th, 2018
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We've been hard at work integrating a bunch of your requests into our locator and admin console to improve how the locator software works and also to make your life easier when managing it. This month we have a bumper list of updates for you as a large set of new features and additions have been added to our store locator service.

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author Bella Rich, October 15th, 2018
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We're delighted to be able to announce that we've partnered with a new mapping service provider to bring you our new Open Street Map integration. The major benefit of this integration is that there is now no longer a requirement to sign up for an API key with a third party such as Google or Mapbox; instead a very generous free usage tier is included with all of our plans.

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author Bella Rich, September 3rd, 2018
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So that we can continuously improving our Store Locator software, we regularly add new features that have been requested by our customers and of course fix any bugs that have been reported. Individually these wouldn't necessitate an individual blog post to announce them, so instead we bundle these changes up into a single list and announce them here in our blog. This is part 2 in the series.

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author Bella Rich, August 5th, 2018
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If you've got a lot of Filters in your locator then this feature might be super handy for you. We've now added Categories to the Filter Layout page so you can organise your Filters by Category.

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author Bella Rich, May 19th, 2018
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You may have recently received an email from Google announcing pricing changes to the Google Maps Platform. This platform is used by our Store Locator service and the pricing changes are planned to take place from June 11 onwards.

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