How do I create an interactive map with support to submit reports like this? (3 posts)

  1. dustind117
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I would like to create a website similar to this:

    Are there any plugins to create something similar with support for reporting and adding markers for geographic location, and then having a post detailing what is being reported?

    I would like to create this for a website that monitors U.S. voting and reporting on areas where voters have been denied their voting rights. I would appreciate any help you can offer.

  2. tdjprj
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The map on the link you sent is based on Google Map. If you have some programming experience, you can check out Google Map's API for building a map alike this.

    Otherwise for non-programmers like myself, you can try imap online mapping tool, which is a web based mapping software for building custom flash maps and Google maps.

    You can create a Google map with markers of different shapes (either by pinpoint manually, or import a list of addresses from excel spreadsheet or csv data file). You may then divide them into multiple categories (alike the category legend in the sample map you shown above), so to show/hide groups of markers base on their categories.

    The map can then be embed to your WordPress site by copy and pasting few lines of HTML code (make sure you paste the code in HTML mode).

  3. Carlos Moreira
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello guys!
    I developed a plugin to create interactive maps.
    Not exactly the same as the map of that page, but it can be useful in some scenarios. It's also possible to create markers and link them to other pages. It uses the google geochart api, and it's very simple to set it up. Check out some examples of maps created with this plugin.

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