The easiest to use Google maps plugin! Create custom maps with high quality markers containing locations, categories, descriptions, images and links.
Am so excited, this map of mine is shaping up so nicely, and I can't wait to flesh it all out! Happy, happy, joy, joy!
I can't wait to go all the way Pro Plus Plus Plus whatever comes down the line! It will be exciting!
You can see the maps' current iteration here ... http://the-rv-life.com/rv-resources/rv-maps-visuals/rv-dealer-locator-map-usa-canada/
Check out the slick little icons I found for this map ... for my application/use/map, they are perfect! Thanks to Josh here ... http://www.906graphics.com/2011/04/50-free-u-s-state-vector-icons/
The plugin is doing what I wanted it to do, it's relatively easy to follow, yes there is tiddle of a learning curve, but that's the way it goes with everything in 'computerland' ... within hours I was humming along and understood what went where, ... and if you do have an issue/question, no worries, support is awesome, consider yourself fortunate to have stumbled upon this plugin.
Now, setting up the data for a map like this is easy. It's very straight-forward. You are using a spreadsheet, with specific column headers, and you just fill in the data.
If you have a lot of data, yes, it can be tedious, true, but once it's done, you have a masterpiece on your hands!
If you're good with with your basic simple-dimple csv, tsv, file formats, MS Word and its 'Find and Replace' function, and some MS Excel to manipulate and control the data, and then sprinkle in a little 'geocoding' for good measure, but that's not that difficult at all, and with the geocoding website that Nick / WP GoogleMaps links over to, it's a copy and paste event, you can do this!
All of that is time-consuming, but the plugin makes it sooooooo manageable and understandable, and just look at the results on this map!!! ... and it's only going to get better because there is an add-on that will de-clog the view and looks of this map, I think it's the 'Gold Add On' I am referring to, and I cannot wait to add that feature on to this map.
I firmly believe that this map, and other maps I have mentally planned will be a major attraction for this website and a very useful tool, and a great experience for the visitor ... isn't that what data sharing and website building are about, useful, pertinent, valuable information?
Thank you Nick for putting out a great plugin with superb support!
You've got a raving fan here!
I needed a customizable map for a client, this plugin was what I most liked (enough to buy its Pro and Gold versions, also because of some premium features). I'll definitely use it again in future. I asked for help in their forums, and I got my problem solved in less than a day (we're in different time zones, so that was quick). Efficient developers, excellent plugin. Thank you.
Great job on a very useful plugin. It's a great addition to my arsenal. I plan to buy the Pro version soon. Installation was a breeze. Not much of a learning curve and can pretty much be used without reading directions if you have experience with other WP plugins. Highly recommend!!!
UPDATE: August 12 2014
Purchased the Gold package and love the extra features.
Lots of ideas for cool things to do with this plugin. It was exactly what I was looking for, nice to have a high level of customization.
Simply the best plugin for google maps i've used to date. Works like a charm, upgraded to pro and unlocked even more features.
Nick is always open to suggestions and ideas which makes upgrading a easy decision.
This is really nice and intuitive plugin. We recommend it.
After searching and test a lot of maps plugins, I was so lucky to find this one. I´m not an expert programmer but it is so simple, fast, and functional that i had not any problem to do it by myself in a few minutes. I highly recommend it.
Plugin de mapas perfecto, supersencillo de instalar sin retocar nada de programación. Muy económico para lo que hace.
Really one of the best map plugins out there.
This is a great and easy plugin to work with. You just put in your values and you are done. And when you are ready to try some of the other options, they are easy to start up and see how they will help your mapping.
If you have a problem, you are only an e-mail away from their support.
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