The combination of maps and social features are a huge asset of Mapotic. In fact, we sometimes like to describe it as “a combination of Facebook groups and Google maps” due to it’s crowdsourcing possibility and to the user interaction possibilities. In one of our recent updates, we have further improved the comments and ratings features on our maps. Let’s have a look what’s new!
This update expands the customizability of the comments & ratings function.
We have split comments & ratings into two individual tabs. With the Admin Pro addon, it is possible to only display selected tabs (or hide both). When the Comments or Ratings tabs are hidden by the map administrator, the existing comments and ratings are preserved and will be displayed again in case the map admin alters the settings again in the future.
All map (inlcuding free maps) admins still have the option to allow/disallow commenting and rating points of interest in their map.
We have also improved the Ratings function – users can now post a text along with a star review. Already existing ratings that do not include text are remained and have default text. This feature is available for free maps as well
Many maps has been experiencing issues regarding spam or abusive content being added to their map, devaluing their efforts in building a strong community.
Hence, we have added an option to require an administrator’s check of every comment added to the map. After activation, new comments added to the map will be unpublished until the map administrator reviews them and publishes them manually.
European structural and investment funds Operation programme Prague – Growth Pole Czech Republic.