GeOSM2 will search your post for a set of tags. Entering geo_longitude, geo_latitude and geo_public will give you a coordinate and an acceptance from the blogger to use the location added. The iphone program (amongst others) will add these parameters if you tag the entry.
The map is loaded from the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. The rendering will happen on the OSM servers. Traffic heavy pages should consider the amount of requests to their servers and also consider contributing to the OSM project. (www.openstreetmap.org)
The map data it self is filed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
- Download the plugin package and extract the archive.
- Move/Copy the folder to wp-content/plugins
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Move the Widget into a desired position in your menu system
Q: Why aren’t my map showing up? A: This have many causes. The main one being that your host is grabing too many tiles from the OpenStreetMap server. Consider establishing your own tile server.
Q: I still see needles even if I removed the “needle” tag from the widget setup A: This is a error prior to version 0.8.3. Upgrade to atleast 0.8.3 to make it work
Contributors & Developers
“GeOSM2” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
- Fixed the plugin so that it will be compatible with WordPress 4.6
- Fixed up a error where the different maptypes still where showing. This might be implimented on a later stadium, but right now I see no use of it and have no
requests for it.
- Added a clickable map function so that one can get a bigger view of the actual map. Works very well together with Fancybox
- Implimented the posibility of removing the needle from the map.
Added support for localization and updated some links
Updating the versions in all files.
Minor upgrades and commenting to meet the requirements of WordPress.org