Editing Map Shapes and Some Interesting Opportunities and Questions

May 2, 2009 Michael Wurzer

This last week we added a new function in flexmls Web to allow users to edit map shapes, name them and change their color. You can click to grab any point and move it to change the shape, and you can click in the center of the shape to drag it to a new position.

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You also can name each shape and specify a color to distinguish it from others.

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We’re next going to add the ability for users to share shapes with each other, which we think will produce some interesting collaborative opportunities to improve searching, statistics, and CMAs.

Do you think the ability to share shapes will be useful?

Who do you think owns the shape data once it is saved and shared?