Is there a way to make the overview map zoom level to be closer?

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12-07-2015 11:24 AM
ChayaBalsiger
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I created a story map using the countdown template and I was wondering if there is a way to make the overview map zoom level to be closer? Currently, it looks like this:

But I would like the default zoom level to look like this:

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ChayaBalsiger
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I adjusted the Initial overview map zoom level for wider map aspect ratio, and this adjusted the problem.  Unfortunately, it adjusts the overview map and the close up map, so this will not work for what I want.  Thanks, though.

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ChrisSmith7
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In the config.js file, there is a setting for initial zoom level:

//Initial zoom level for overview map

initialZoomLevel: 2,

ChayaBalsiger
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I tried different numbers but it didn't have an effect on the zoom level for the map.

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ChrisSmith7
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I downloaded the template and tried it on my end... It works well:

Change "initialZoomLevel""

Re-load map:

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ChayaBalsiger
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I adjusted the Initial overview map zoom level for wider map aspect ratio, and this adjusted the problem.  Unfortunately, it adjusts the overview map and the close up map, so this will not work for what I want.  Thanks, though.

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LeeBock
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Hi Chaya,

Alas, this would also require customization of the javascript to fully operate as you intend.  The zoom level is determined at the beginning.  As Chris correctly indicated, you can change the settings in the config (say, inititalZoomLevel = 5 and initialZoomLevelWide = 6).  This will probably produce the results you are looking for when the overview map is small.  But this same zoom level will be applied when the map is large, and chances are that won't look right -- unless the zoom level accommodates all of your points.

Lee