By Popular Demand: Improved Map Printing and Screenshots!

New map Print preview window

The ability to print your maps is one of the most requested features we’ve been asked about over the years. For various boring yet tedious technical reasons, printing was not possible or highly inconsistent up until now. Now there is a new “Print” button available to take the pain out of printing your map and taking screenshots. Just click the “Print” button located in the upper right corner of the map on your desktop browser: You will then be presented with a Print preview window where you can print to your connected printer or save to a PDF file: Note … Read more

Quick Tip: Hide the blue dot

Map with a blue dot

This one is easy now. Just click the blue dot, and it will disappear from the map: Click the map again and it will re-appear at the spot you clicked (or the address or place you searched for): So why is the blue dot there to begin with? It lets you know the location that the light blue bar above the map is reporting the information for. In the above example, that’s Merrimack County, New Hampshire. So if you want to get rid of the blue dot before, say, taking a screenshot, now you know how! Sometimes you feel like … Read more

New powerful ways to select features on the map tools!

Radius drawing tools example

Now you can use the Selection Tools button to select map features on any map tool! You can select the map features using any points, lines or shapes that you draw, or select map features by specifying a radius around any shape you draw. The map features that get selected depend on which tool you are using: counties, city limits, civil townships, ZIP Codes, Section Township Range, historical U.S. counties, time zones, area codes or the custom map tools. Here’s how it works: Using the County Lines map tool as an example, click the Selection Tools button on the left … Read more

On the move? Map tools now let you update your location automatically

What is my current elevation

As before, to show your current location while using any of the map tools on this website, you can click the ◉ button in the upper right corner of the map. But now you can keep clicking the ◉ button to set it to automatically update your location on the map in 1, 5 and 10 minute intervals. Bonus: Monthly Contributors also get an option to update every 0.2 minutes (12 seconds). This might be useful when you are: on the road and need to know what jurisdiction you are in (e.g. city, township, county and state) need to know … Read more

ZIP Code Maps of Every U.S. County

ZIP Code Maps by County

In addition to the county maps showing cities and townships announced previously, now you can also view an interactive ZIP Code map of every U.S. County, found in the Reference Maps menu. As an example, here is a ZIP Code map of Auglaize County, Ohio: As shown in the above example, if a ZIP Code area falls completely OR partially within the county, it will get included on the map. If you then want to see all of the ZIP Codes in the surrounding counties and states too, just click anywhere outside the county or search for a new place … Read more

Quick Links: Individual County Maps with Cities

county map with cities

Sometimes you may want to see just ONE county with the cities also shown. For that purpose, here’s a list of ALL U.S. Counties with City Limits: Listing of all U.S. County Maps showing Cities and City Limits For example, here is Sacramento County, California: Sacramento County, California – County Map with Cities You get a map like this: Then, of course if you want a map of ALL counties (and optionally cities), just go to the County Lines or City Limits tools. Then, optionally choose the layers/settings in the lower left of the map: Happy Mapping!

If you have trouble reaching the randymajors.org website, try this

Because of server changes, it is possible that some people may experience trouble reaching the randymajors.org website this weekend. (If you are subscribed to email updates, you will receive this notice via email). If that happens to be you, please first try clearing your browser cache and/or pressing Ctrl+F5 while on the page after trying to visit the randymajors.org website. If that still does not work, you can also trying flushing your DNS cache. If by some chance you still are facing issues reaching the website after trying the above, then please contact helpdesk at randymajors dot org (turn that … Read more

Custom Map Tools or Genealogy, you decide

Email Subscription Preferences Form-1

Given than the randymajors.org Research Hub website has a pretty broad range of topics — from custom mapping tools for business to search and map tools for genealogy — I thought it would be helpful to give you a choice of what topics you want to receive email updates about. Here’s how it works: Be sure you are subscribed to email updates using the Subscribe via Email button near the top of the right sidebar or at the bottom of each page: Then, to change the topics you’re interested in receiving updates about, just click the “Manage Email Subscription Preferences” … Read more

Website Infrastructure Updated: You may need to clear your browser cache

Good news: In an effort to improve the performance of the various map and search tools, the randymajors.org website infrastructure has been updated over several days this week. Action: As a result, if you experience any unexpected issues when viewing the map and search tool pages, try doing a hard refresh of the page using Ctrl+F5. If something still isn’t working quite right, please clear your browser cache, exit all browsers and go back in. This should solve 99% of issues, but if you still are having any trouble, please get in touch using the Help link at the bottom … Read more