Google Maps IV (6 posts)

  1. Bedient
    Posted 9 years ago #

    When you search Google Maps, you find all kinds of plugins but obviously they were built for a specific purpose. I have spent hours adding and removing trying to find the right one for my use. I'm hoping you can help.

    All I really need is a link generator. Much like the insert link button in the wysiwyg tools. It would work something like this:

    Click to add map.
    Window opens with map (options to set default location and zoom)
    Click on location to provide lat/long
    Field to enter additional map popup info (ie address, info photo)
    Save - which adds the link to the page (maybe with an icon)

    Of what is out there is there anything close to this? I could code it each time I needed a map but I would like to make it client friendly.

    Thanks for any help.

  2. Try this generator out:

    It's not a wordpress plugin, but it might help to build copy/paste code for a map for starters.

  3. Bedient
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks. I have something like that already. I was hoping something more integrated. It looks like there is a plugin called 'ithappenedhere' but I don't think it works with the 2+ version of WordPress.

  4. So you're looking for something which makes it easier to stick a map into the post then? I'm just trying to see how such a thing would work, is all. Getting more info out there means that somebody might write it. :)

  5. bernard_j_l
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't know if this would help much but we added some code so that a Google map appears on a posting if there is additional meta data entered in to the post. I don't know if that would help or not. Since we developed this based on the earlier Google maps API (before geocoding was added) all you need to do is add the "latitude" and "longitude" and the map appears in the post. If the address is also added then a click pop-up appears that brings up an item to generate directions. Finally, there is a meta tag that adds a Google map to a post showing all the points and clicking on the points will take you to the post.

    You can look at it at starting at the overview map page: http://www.internationalculturalexchange.org/food/?page_id=23

    All the maps within the posts were created by only adding the location information. If there is no location information then there is no map in the post (the code is not even generated in the page)

    The code is not so bad and if this looks like what you want we can post the code to insert into your theme. We do plan to add the Google Geo coding so that it can take an address and fill in the longitude/latitude fields.

    Let us know.


  6. hackspot
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Here I'll teach the simplest way to embed google maps on your postings:

    You can see the example here:

    * easy, easy, easy to use
    * support for setting overlay maps, map types, etc..
    * unlimited number of maps on single page
    * one marker per map
    * support for English and Japanese map captions (on map buttons)
    * uses Google Maps API v.2

    You can find the author of the plugin here:

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