Author: flopp_admin

  • Update: Sorting, Usability

    Update: Sorting, Usability

    Some of this week’s updates… Sorting of the Markers List Several users have asked for an option to sort the markers list by several criteria. I’ve added alphabetical sorting by marker names and sorting by distance of the markers to the current map center (markers nearer to the map’s center are listed first). The sorting […]

  • The Markers Sidebar

    The Markers Sidebar

    To open the markers sidebar in Flopp’s Map, click on the “marker” icon. The top row has five buttons: In the marker settings dialog you can By default, markers cannot be moved on the map by dragging them with the mouse to prevent accidental moving of markers. If you really want to move markers on […]

  • Waypoint Projection

    Waypoint Projection

    A common task in geocaching (especially in mystery caches) is Waypoint Projection or Coordinate Projection. For a given starting point, a given distance and an angle with respect to north (bearing), the target point is to be determined. This operation can easily be done with Flopp’s Map. We start from a map that already has […]

  • The Technology Behind Flopp’s Map

    Flopp’s Map is entirely built on open source software; you can have a look at the implementation and even participate in the development over at Github. Everything is customly developed in TypeScript. The following libraries/projects are used: Leaflet is used as the basic mapping library; in the past, Flopp’s Map was based on the Google […]

  • Creating Multiple Markers

    Creating Multiple Markers

    If you want to create a bunch of markers with known coordinates (e.g. from an Excel sheet), you can use the “Create Multiple Markers” dialog in Flopp’s Map. This dialog can be opened directly from the “Markers” sidebar using the green “+++” button: Or, alternatively: open the “Tools” sidebar by clicking the “wrench” icon, then […]

  • Creating a Link

    Creating a Link

    You can create a link to your current map view of Flopp’s Map including all markers and lines. This link can be shared with others. Open the “Tools” sidebar by clicking on the “wrench” icon. Now, click on the top button “Create Link”. A dialog window will pop up which contains a link to the […]

  • The Search Sidebar

    The Search Sidebar

    To open the search sidebar in Flopp’s Map, click on the “search” icon. Searching Your Device’s Location If you click on the top button “Locate Me”, your current location is determined by using your device’s location services; you may have to enable the location services first if an error message is displayed. Once the location […]