I'm looking for software for producing a web based map of some 200 - 300 location in Britain. The major requirements are customisable pop up boxes will will scale efficiently on a mobile and contain images. I have tried google maps (see https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zihxiZSq-Gvk.kU35oasm4XDo click on Norwich for example) but this clearly does not work well in a web browser let alone on a mobile.

I would be grateful for any advice.


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    I assume you don’t want to provide/create the map, but add locations to an existing map? // Would a static image be okay, or is it required to be able to browse the map? // Do you want to be able to include the map on your webpage? // Price/license restrictions?
    – unor
    Aug 10, 2014 at 23:34
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    What platforms do you need to be supported? I might have a nice solution for Android. As it works via .kmz files, it also plays fine with e.g. Google Earth. Might require some hand-work for "customized pop-up boxes" (I did exactly that, basically creating my own "travel guide"). Does that sound like a potential match?
    – Izzy
    Aug 11, 2014 at 9:27
  • Possibly related - softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/26691/…
    – Mawg
    Feb 25, 2017 at 23:55
  • Did you ever get an answer? I am switching from google maps to OSMN and Leaflet, but Leaflet sizes its popups as pixels, not percentages.
    – Mawg
    Apr 30, 2019 at 6:59
  • OP not seen since posting 5 years ago, so unlikely to accept an answer
    – Mawg
    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:46

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I am not sure if it will satisfy all your requirements, but Open Street Map is an open source mapping package that may help.

You can add your own points of interest to existing maps and display maps on various devices.


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