Our clever Joomla/Gogglemaps developer Dmitry has come up with some handy new functionality for our maps.

On maps with a sliding scale on the top left we now have the ability to gradually increase the transparency of the NZ Topo layer over the existing map. I am finding this particulaly useful with a Satellite image and a approx 25% transparency overlay of the Topo Maps as per the following examples. Very useful for those going off track and can have huts, streams and othe useful topo map data displayed for finding possible routes.Topo Map transparency set at zero.

Topo Map transparency set at 25 percent.