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September 6, 2009

New Android App: "Radar Now"

We're proud to announce the release of our second Android based mobile app to the market: "Radar Now!"

Radar Now carefully fixes your location to display the animated weather radar and current conditions closest to you.

The beauty of this application is its speed and simplicity. Radar Now requires no user input or configuration to retrieve the display.

Screen shots:

Splash screen:

Output screen:

Zoomed screen:

September 27, 2009

Problems using our Zip Code maps?

We've noticed a large number of errors in our logs in regard to tile servers. There is an issue with the way the tile servers function with proxy access, perhaps this is part of why there are errors.

We have an alternate version of the Zip Code maps that may work better for corporate users who have multiple IP proxy servers pulling tiles:
One Tile Server Version

Another issue is for users that have proxy servers that attempt to cache our content from our tile servers. We have an automated security system that will block IP's that exceed a certain threshold of invalid requests, and once blocked, the site will not appear to those domains. Companies and organizations that have this issue should configure their caching proxies to not cache the following domains:

usnaviguide.com
maps.huge.info
zipmap.net
zipmaps.net

ts1.usnaviguide.com
ts2.usnaviguide.com
ts3.usnaviguide.com

If you've been blocked by our security system and would like to have the block removed, there is a $100 charge to do so. Please use this link to pay before contacting us:






Blocks will automatically be removed approximately 10 days after the proxy cache situation is corrected for a particular IP.

If you're still seeing tiles that have a contact message, please contact us so we can trouble shoot what's going on.

Contact Us

Note to those that are using IE8: There is a known problem with this browser and it can be addressed by switching on "Compatibility Mode" in the browser settings.

-John Coryat, USNaviguide LLC (maps.huge.info and zipmaps.net)

September 30, 2009

New Individual Zip Code Pages

We've created 34,122 new pages that feature each individual Zip Code in a simplified manner. There are ads on the pages but they can be removed with a click of a button.
Please feel free to embed these maps into your pages.
The format for the URL is as follows:
http://www.zipmaps.net/zips/<5 digit Zip Code>.htm

The pages are a fixed size, width=510, height=400.

Here's an example:
http://www.zipmaps.net/zips/38654.htm

Note the "Remove Ads" button at the bottom left hand corner. This removes the inset map ads which results in a very clean map. The ads are required when the page loads. The user is free to remove them by clicking the button.

Zip Code Index Page

About September 2009

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