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Organizing Your Site: Adding, Editing and Deleting Maps

map intro

MediaKron supports associating items with map locations. In this tutorial, we will review how to add, edit and delete a map. Please see the content tutorials to learn how to add content to a map.

manage project

How to Add a Map

To add a map to your MediaKron site, first be sure that you are logged into your MediaKron site, and then select Manage Project.


From the left sidebar menu, select Organize.

maps tab

From here, select Maps.

add a new map

Here you will see the Maps section of the Organize area. Select Add a Map to create a new map.

image map

Enter the title for your new map in the space provided. There are two types of maps available in MediaKron. The first is an Image Map: an image file previously saved to your computer that you can upload.  Select Choose File if you would like to upload this type of map. Please note that image files must be less than 10 MB and must be in one of the following file formats: .png, .gif, .jpg, or .jpeg.

google map

The second type of map available in MediaKron is a Google Map, which allows you to pin media content on a specific location on a world map. Use the zoom tool to manage scale or click and drag to re-center the map.

address latitude

You can also search by entering the latitude and longitude of a destination or by using the address search. Each of these options can be found at the bottom of the page.

*Please note: when entering latitude and longitude coordinates, use positive values for North and East coordinates, and negative values of South and West coordinates.

save button

Once you have uploaded your Image Map or customized your Google Map as you wish, click SAVE. This button is located at the top of the screen to the right of the Title space.

verify created map

Once your map has saved, you should see it listed in the Organize list. You should also see a message appear that verifies that the map has been created. 

edit a map

How to Edit a Map

In order to edit a map, first locate it within the Maps section
of the Organize page and then click on the "pencil icon."

editing space

An editing space will open where you can change the title of the map.  If it is a Google Map, you can use the arrow and zoom tools to customize the orientation of the map. You can also change the type of map.  If you change the type from a Google Map to an Image Map, a Choose File button will appear.  Click on this button to find and upload a previously saved map on your computer.

*Please note: editing a map that already has items pinned on it could disrupt the location of existing pins.

save edit

Once you have uploaded your Image Map or customized your Google Map as you wish, click SAVE.  This button is located at the top of the screen to the right of the Title space.

map has been updated

Once your map has been saved, you should see the following message:

delete a map

How to Delete a Map

To delete a map from your MediaKron site, navigate to the Maps section of the Organize page, find the map you would
like to delete, and then select the "trashcan icon."

verify delete map

You will be asked to confirm that you would like to delete the selected map.  If you are sure you would like to delete the map, click DELETE.  If you would not like to delete this map, click Cancel.

*Please note: if a map is deleted, any items associated with that map will lose their location pin on the deleted map.

map deleted

Once your map has deleted, you should no longer see it listed in the Maps section of the Organize space. A message should also appear, verifying that the map has been deleted.

reorder maps

Reordering Maps

If you would like to change the order of your maps you can do this from the Maps section of the Organize page. Simply drag and drop the maps by clicking on the "crosshair grab tool." This tool is located to the left of the map title. Drag the map up or down in the Organization list as desired.

save changes

*Please note: you must click on the crosshair grab tool icon, rather than the map name, in order to move it. Once you move the item, the following message will appear:

This is a reminder to scroll down to the bottom of the page
and click SAVE once you have finished organizing your

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