March 16, 2023
New Map Feature
Ability to Customize Marker Size
Marker icons now have multiple sizes available for clients to choose from! We offer three default sizes, as well as the ability to customize anywhere between 10-80 pixels. Clients can now call out specific locations and categories with more emphasis on the map!
Icon Size is a new option available to categories and locations in the CMS.
Icons can be custom sized as well via a slider.
An example of a map with different marker icon sizes.
(ADA) Screen Reader Focus Updates
We’ve updated the focus order for screen reader users using the map:
Removed “Sort:” from the focus order in the sidebar, since this is a decorative label
Updated focus order throughout Wayfinding 2.0 on mobile in an understandable and logical way
New Tour Features
(ADA) Accessible, Multi-Language 360° Tours
360° Tours support content in multiple languages so universities can reach end users in their preferred language. To ensure visitors and assistive technology users understand which language they’re interacting with, we’ve updated 360° Tours to properly mark the content up with the language it is in.
360° Tours’ markup will change as users select which language they want to see content in.
New Google Analytics Event: Engagement with Form Embeds on 360° Tours
Clients can embed their own forms into their 360° Tours to capture leads and prospective students’ information. While we can’t see if visitors are completing the form since these forms are client-provided, we now have a new event to see if tour visitors are engaging with the forms.
March 13, 2023
Wayfinding 2.0 Updates
We continue to implement feedback and iterate on Wayfinding 2.0, which has received a few updates:
The UI provides clearer instructions and tooltips throughout the Wayfinding 2.0 experience.
Wayfinding 2.0 will now provide instructions on how to get to the beginning and end of the route if the pins don’t exactly line up on the path.
The Wayfinding 2.0 route will now display with some space around the route so users can easily see the complete route.
The share button for Wayfinding 2.0 directions is now available all the time at the top of the sidebar
Sometimes visitors will place the Wayfinding pins not exactly on a pathway. Wayfinding 2.0 will show them how to get to the route.
The Wayfinding 2.0 route shown on the map will display with more spacing around the edges to ensure visitors can see the whole route more easily.
The Share button has moved to the top of the Wayfinding 2.0 sidebar for easier access.
February 28, 2023
Marker Clusters for C3DGL & Google
Marker Clusters are supported for all map types now, and clients with many close or overlapping locations will be able to display their locations in a more digestible mapping experience no matter the map type they wish to use.
An example of Marker Clusters on Google maps
An example of Marker Clusters on C3DGL maps!
Capture Integration with Maps
Capture can now be integrated on both Maps and 360 Tours! Clients can input their Capture Tracking ID themselves in the Option tab of the CMS. This helps them take advantage of all their enrollment and admission marketing tools through Capture!
A client’s Capture tracking ID can be inputted in the Options tab of the CMS.
New Default CMS Icons and Category Names
The process to create new maps is now streamlined, and the default categories have been updated to reflect Production’s most often used names and icons.
Wayfinding Updates for Sharp Turns
Wayfinding has received a small update: sharp turns weren’t always giving instructions to users, so we’ve enabled those by default now.
February 13, 2023
Wayfinding 2.0 Updates
We are continuing to push updates to the next phase of Wayfinding, what we are now calling Wayfinding 2.0, which includes the step-by-step instructions.
Display loading icon when Wayfinding is loading user’s current location
Use level names instead of level numbers in Directions
Route Builder Preview Mode
In order to allow customers to test routes prior to making them live, we expanded preview mode to the Route Builder! Preview will last 30 days instead of 15 minutes! You can now take that URL and share it with users to test the routes while navigating the actual campus.
Autocomplete Search Results for General Search
As part of beta testing for Wayfinding 2.0, it was found that search results between Wayfinding Search and the general Map Search varied slightly. We resolved this and were able to give our General Search some nice improvements along the way!
This includes Autocomplete Search Results for the map. We added a submit search button to help differentiate between the dropdown options and search all. Lastly, we cleaned up the search user experience when a user is clearing or exiting the search results list.
Admin Access to 360° Maps Builder
Client Admins can now be given access to 360° Maps Builder through a new CMS role. If given access, they can get to 360° Maps Builder from their map’s account page.
All Admins will be able to access 360° Maps Builder from their map’s Account page.
See Multiple Localist Events in Locations
Visitors to maps with Localist event locations can now see if there are other dates of the event available. Based on feedback, we also moved the date and address of the event to the top of the sidebar.
Notable Bug Fixes
Satellite view goes grey when zooming very close
Mobile Turn-by-Turn Wayfinding only prints the first direction step
Level Selector not displaying on selected level when map loads
Cannot give existing Tour Builder users access to the CMS
Cannot change levels in Turn-by-Turn Wayfinding
January 30, 2023
Update Google Tag Manager Container ID Location in CMS
You can now supply your Container ID for Google Tag Manager (GTM) directly in the CMS. Previously, this had to be done through your Client Success Manager, but this restriction has been removed. The Container ID field now exists under the Option tab alongside your Google Analytics Tracking ID.
Notable Bug Fixes
- Balloon arrows not showing under balloons on C3DGL and persist after closing
- Polyline and polygon hover weight not displaying correctly on frontend Interactive Maps
- Building Labels overlay disappears when switching between Map and Satellite views
- Unable to create new CMS user
- Unable to add 360° Maps permissions
January 19, 2023
Wayfinding 2.0 Enhancements
Keyboard & Screen Reader support for New Wayfinding Sidebar - Now keyboard and screen reader users are able to access the new Wayfinding sidebar
We added swiping gesture interactions to the Wayfinding view on mobile - Meaning you can swipe it away instead of needing to select the close button
Notable Bug Fixes
Front end styles not saving
Cannot tab with a keyboard to Wayfinding sidebar
Screen Reader navigates to unnecessary visual element on Wayfinding sidebar
Directions "to" field does not receive screen reader focus when navigating through sidebar
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