Waymark

Description

Add Overlays (Markers, Lines and Shapes) to create detailed interactive Maps. Simply add them to your content using the Waymark Shortcode.

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Using the Editor, each Overlay you add to a Map can be given a title, description, image and categorised using Types. Waymark can also read Markers and Lines from file (GPX/KML/GeoJSON supported), allowing you to easily embed data stored in these formats.

Waymark was designed to be very customisable, allowing you to change icons, colours and styles, as well as the ability to add multiple Basemaps.

Gallery

An image gallery can be displayed at the bottom of the Map for Markers that have images associated with them. Clicking on an image will display the relevant Marker. Photos are added through the WordPress Media Library and if Waymark detects location metadata (EXIF), photos are added to the Map where they were taken.

You can see an example of the image gallery here.

Line Elevations

Display an interactive elevation graph for Lines that have elevation data. Minimum/Maximum elevation and total length statistics are also displayed. Customise in Waymark > Settings > Misc. > Elevation Options.

You can see an example of a Line with elevation data here.

Meta

Meta allows you to add information about your Map. By default this is a “Description” field which displays under the Map Editor. You can customise the input fields that are displayed alongside the editor in Waymark > Settings > Meta. Any Meta added will be displayed on the Map Details page. Text, Textarea, Rich Text, Select and Multi-Select input types are available.

Collections

Collections allow you to organise your Maps, as well as the ability to display multiple Maps at once using the Shortcode. Collections can be nested and Maps can be associated with multiple Collections, meaning you can organise your Maps however best suits you.

Overlay Filter

When enabled, users can filter which Markers, Lines and Shapes are currently visible on the Map by clicking on the layer icon. You can also choose to show/hide certain Types when the Map initially loads.

Export

Download the Overlays added to a Map in GeoJSON, GPX and KML formats while editing a Map. With the “Public Export” Setting enabled, site visitors can also download the Overlays currently displayed on the Map Details page. This can be used in conjunction with the Overlay Filter to select which Overlays are downloaded.

Acknowledgements

A big thank you to the following projects and their contributors. Without their work this plugin would not be possible:

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Screenshots

  • A Map displaying an image gallery and elevation profile.
  • Editing the Map using the Waymark editor.
  • Switch between multiple Basemaps and choose which Overlays to display.
  • Manage your Maps in WordPress admin.
  • Waymark is very customisable.

Installation

With Waymark enabled, click on the “Maps” link in the sidebar to create and edit Maps. Once you are happy with your Map, copy the Waymark shortcode and add it to your content.

FAQ

Is There a Demo?

Yes, here.

Can I Get More Help?

Yes, please view the documentation.

Does Waymark Support Google Maps?

While Google Basemaps can be added to Waymark, Waymark does not use the Google Maps API (it uses Leaflet). There are other plugins available that are made specifically for Google Maps.

Reviews

July 22, 2020
best plugin to show routes on maps with evaluation like distance, hights and fotos combined with gps-data. And its free!!!. the plugin works also in WP 5.4.2 thx a lot
June 20, 2020
Just what I've been looking for for the last 5 or so years. It does exactly what I wanted, i.e it reads the Exif data from my photos and puts a marker on a map and shows the thumbnails underneath. I've tried quite a few map plugins up to now but none come within a mile of this one.
June 5, 2020
Waymark is the best mapping tool I came across. So sad that I missed it up to now. It beats all other free WP-plugins I tired (LF Hiker, OSM, Ultimate Maps, WP-GPX Maps) in terms of functionality and simplicity. It is very well documented, the training resources are awesome! It is free and no coding skills are needed! Thank you Joe!
April 30, 2020
I have been looking for a mapping solution to add to my website for quite a while. I tried various solutions but they were either too complex or not versatile enough. Google's Maps were in my opinion ugly when it comes down to walking tours and cross country. So thank you Joe. I believe there is much more about this plug-in that I don't know so I was wondering how to find additional training resources other than the one video I have found, so that I can get more from this great mapping product. One request I would like to be able turn off the tags I apply in my post to the Map that is published.
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Contributors & Developers

“Waymark” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

0.9.14

  • Line Elevations – Display an interactive elevation graph for Lines that have elevation data. Minimum/Maximum elevation and total length statistics are also displayed. Customise in Settings > Misc. > Elevation Options. Thanks to leaflet-elevation!
  • Cyrillic alphabet fix.
  • GPX parsing fix.
  • Updated user capabilities for plugin features.
  • Other bug fixes.

A big thank you to everyone who provided input for this release. Extra special thanks goes to coloursign, meggsico, davinian, snake-plissken, sunlight1976 and bumbar for their help with testing.

0.9.13

  • Overlay Filter – This allows your visitors to filter which Markers, Lines and Shapes are currently visible on the Map by clicking on the layer icon. You can choose to show/hide certain Types when the Map initially loads. Enable using the global setting (Settings > Misc. > Map Options), or using the Shortcode.
  • Export – There is now an Export function when editing a Map. With “Public Export” enabled (Settings > Misc. > Map Options) site visitors can download the Overlays (Markers, Lines and Shapes) currently displayed on the Map Details page. Can be used in conjunction with the Overlay Filter to select which Overlays to download. GeoJSON, GPX and KML formats supported.
  • Meta – Added Rich Text, Select and Multi-Select input types.
  • Bug fixes.

Thanks to neilhorton740, carldavidcarlstrom, and coloursign for testing and feedback.

0.9.12

  • Gallery – Added the option to display an image gallery for Markers that have images associated with them. Can be changed in Settings > Misc. > Map Options. Can be enabled using the show_gallery=”1″ Shortcode option.
  • Created Waymark Documentation.
  • Updated the Demo.
  • First steps towards Localization.
  • Added the ability to change Map author. Thanks to andreasrns for the suggestion.
  • Maps now support Revisions.
  • Added “Header for Admin” to Settings > Shortcode Options. Use this Setting to always show the Shortcode Header when signed in as admin, useful for quickly navigating to embedded Maps.
  • Fixed a bug where circles were being added as Markers.
  • Removed undocumented shortcode button in Classic Editor.
  • Fixed Leaflet JS conflict when other instances of Leaflet exist. Thanks to jmruas for bringing this to my attention.
  • Fixed a bug where Types were not being saved for Markers/Lines imported from file.
  • Other minor improvements.

A big thanks to neilhorton740 and carldavidcarlstrom for bug finding and testing.

0.9.11

  • Collections – Can now be given a description and viewed as an archive (lists Maps in that Collection) on the front-end. A link is displayed on the Map Details page (Collection links support permalinks)
  • Map URLs now support permalinks
  • Added the ability to duplicate Maps
  • In the Editor, Markers now display their Lat,Lng
  • Lots of other improvements and bug fixes

Thanks to neilhorton740 and carldavidcarlstrom for suggestions and testing.

0.9.10

  • Shortcodes – Added the ability to specify initial Map centre and zoom through the Shortcode: [Waymark map_centre=”,” map_zoom=”<0-18>”]. Shortcodes no longer require a Map ID/Collection ID. Added Using Shortcodes section to Help page.
  • Maps – Added setting for Default Centre/Zoom when a Map has no data to display.
  • Collections – Added the option to display a link to Map Details pages from Collections
  • Improved Settings input sanitisation
  • Lots more performance improvements and bug fixes

Another big thanks to neilhorton740 for suggestions and testing.

0.9.9

  • Release date: December 17th, 2019

Added the ability to specify a default basemap through shortcode: [Waymark map_id=”1234″ basemap=”Basemap Name”]. Which Basemap to use as the Map Editor default can also be specified in Settings > Misc. > Editor Options. Thanks again to neilhorton740 for the suggestion and testing.

0.9.8

  • Release date: December 5th, 2019

Added Line Weight setting for Lines and the ability to override the Shortcode Header setting through the shortcode. A HUGE thank you to neilhorton740 for the suggestions and testing.

0.9.7

  • Release date: November 8th, 2019

Added support for Meta, which allows you to customise the input fields that display under the Map Editor. Any data you input will display on the Map Details page. Plus some minor improvements and bug fixes.

0.9.6

  • Release date: October 28rd, 2019

Added support for Collections, which allow you to organise your Maps and display multiple Maps at once. Also more bug fixes.

0.9.5

  • Release date: October 23rd, 2019

Integrated leaflet-control-geocoder, thanks for the suggestion! Also minor fixes and tweaks.

0.9.4

  • Release date: October 11th, 2019

Bug fixes and improvements. Thanks again to rottensod!

0.9.3

  • Release date: September 4th, 2019

Bug fixes and minor tweaks. Thanks to rottensod for your bug finding efforts!

0.9.2

  • Release date: July 26th, 2019

Integrated Leaflet.Sleep into Waymark for better zoom/scroll event handling. Thanks to numeeja for this suggestion!

0.9.1

  • Release date: July 25th, 2019

Minor bug fix.

0.9

  • Release date: July 23rd, 2019

First public release of Waymark!