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Introducing NPMap 0.7.2

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by Nate Irwin

We just released a new version of the NPMap library, 0.7.2, into the wild, and we wanted to let you know about some of the fixes, enhancements, and new features that are now available for use in your web maps.

Unlike the 0.7.1 release, this release does not include any critical fixes, so you can hold off on upgrading if none of the improvements get you excited. If you do, however, decide to upgrade, you'll need to make some minor modifications to your NPMap config script (called the "web map config file" in previous versions). Instructions on making these changes are detailed in the upgrade notes. If your config script is hosted on maps.nps.gov (or now www.nps.gov/npmap - more on our migration to our new website below), you don't have to worry about upgrading - we'll take care of the upgrade for you. If on the other hand your config script is self-hosted and you need help upgrading, let us know by sending an email to npmap at nps.gov. We're happy to help!

Now on to the highlights of this release:

  1. More InfoBox configuration options that allow you to control how the InfoBox behaves in your web map
  2. Tighter integration of the TileStream/Modest Maps/Wax stack
  3. A few new custom navigation (pan, zoom, and overview) controls designed and built specifically to match the graphic identity of the National Park Service (many more coming in the next major release)
  4. A lot of internal refactoring to solidify the NPMap API (it's close to being ready for primetime, but we're still working on the documentation)

This release also includes close to twenty bug fixes and other general performance and stability enhancements. You can take a look at the release notes for a more detailed list of changes that are included with the 0.7.2 release.