Map It (https://mapit.us)
Released June 2020
Map It is created to facilitate the sharing of messages attached to geographic locations. It was designed to make easier creating custom map markers compared to just using plain google map. Besides carrying the location information (GPS coordinates), the marker also carries a title (tooltip) and an infowindow text message. The message can even be HTML text and contain links that points to more web pages, assembly drawing PDFs with more hyperlinks or query online database or spreadsheet for information. To date, two versions, a URL and a database version have been made. For the URL version, all of the information Map It uses is stored inside the URL. The web server stores no user content. It acts only as a user-interface processing engine and it re-interprets the map display purely from the URL that was passed to it. For the database version, all of the map and marker content are stored in a cloud database. Users working on the same map/project get simultaneous real time updates and can collaborate easily to build the map together. In fact, users can tour the city together with street view. Only a short link (via a unique Project ID) is needed to retrieve and edit the content.