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New Features Roadmap

posted Feb 20, 2018, 4:10 PM by Faustino Rodriguez   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 1:22 PM ]
The Mapping Sheets add-on and the Mapping web app were built out of our client requirements, and they have grown on the last few years thanks to your valuable feedback and support.

With the idea of adding some predictability and confidence in the future of this solution, we have put together this simple page with the new features roadmap we are already working on, including also those we are still dreaming about.

Stable in  production (deployed)

All stable and documented features, for both the Mapping Sheets add-on and the Mapping web app, are listed in the Google Add-ons store and in the add-on main page.

Going live (deploying)

These features are either already live or deploying soon, but not yet listed in the store

+ Find a place, draw a circle around, with option to filter locations within its boundaries
+ Set the optional data headers row in case it's not the row #1 as default
+ Define a Location Template using placeholders for headers if the full address is split across several columns
+ Set and apply a custom style definition for your map, with thousands available online

Working on it (developing)

+ Marker Clusters ... for better performance and navigation
+ Faster filtering by using a debounce asynchronous function
+ Filter for a value greater than a number,  like a standard slider with the active section on the right
+ Filter for a range of numbers, like a standard slider with two thumbs
+ Improve map sharing workflow with a prompt dialog and detailed documentation

Waiting in the Queue (designing)

Filter for date value (equal to a date), dates must be on yyyy-mm-dd format
+ Filter for a date range (from to dates), dates must be on yyyy-mm-dd format 
+ Optimal route with options for round trip and start/end locations on Listing
+ Change the icon shape based on a selected column values, while keeping the filter's color

* Unattended time-based BUILD if something has changed in the datasheet within an hour
+ Apply a weight factor to each icon, depending on a selected column values, either as a circle around or icon scale
+ Other map layers like polygons, heatmap, overlays, etc

Wishlist but doable (dreaming)

* Real time map update on form submit new data

Notes on recent (ongoing) Quiz

When asking for your feedback on
"Which feature do you most want to see implemented in 2018 on the Mapping Sheets add-on?"

After processing hundreds of responses to our recent quiz, the top three (3) requests are about:

1. Routing (directions and optimal route for a list of locations)
2. Sharing (better workflow and documentation on how to share my map)
3. Documentation (improve, organize, consolidate, simplify)

Other relevant requests are: Unattended Build (map auto update), Other Filter Types, Other Map Layers, More Icons, Overlapping Icons, Export Map and Listing