Comprehensive Google Map Plugin
[resolved] Make directions from/to in a map (3 posts)

  1. Marteens
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I just installed and started using this plugin, and it seems nice. :) I was wondering if it's possible to make a map with directions on it. I wish to explain how to get from A to B, so I'm looking for a plugin that can do this. If possible, how do I do it?

    Thanks :)


  2. Marteens
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am talking about something like the map on this page.

    I made that with this code:

    <div id="map-canvas" style="float:left;width:100%; height:400px"></div><div id="directionsPanel" style="float:left;width:100%;height 100%"> <p>Total Distance: <span id="total"></span></p> </div>
    <script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?v=3.exp&sensor=false"></script>
    var rendererOptions = {
      draggable: true
    var directionsDisplay = new google.maps.DirectionsRenderer(rendererOptions);;
    var directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService();
    var map;
    var australia = new google.maps.LatLng(-25.274398, 133.775136);
    function initialize() {
      var mapOptions = {
        zoom: 7,
        center: australia
      map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map-canvas'), mapOptions);
      google.maps.event.addListener(directionsDisplay, 'directions_changed', function() {
    function calcRoute() {
      var request = {
        origin: 'Sydney, NSW',
        destination: 'Sydney, NSW',
        waypoints:[{location: 'Bourke, NSW'}, {location: 'Broken Hill, NSW'}],
        travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING
      directionsService.route(request, function(response, status) {
        if (status == google.maps.DirectionsStatus.OK) {
    function computeTotalDistance(result) {
      var total = 0;
      var myroute = result.routes[0];
      for (var i = 0; i < myroute.legs.length; i++) {
        total += myroute.legs[i].distance.value;
      total = total / 1000.0;
      document.getElementById('total').innerHTML = total + ' km';
    google.maps.event.addDomListener(window, 'load', initialize);

    which is based on the code from this site.

    It doesn't work 100% though, so I was hoping to find a better solution in your plugin. I mean, my map works, but the zoom control and the little yellow man (street view) on the left side of the map is behaving wierd and not showing properly. And the same for the "x" to get out of street view. Besides, the street view isn't working at all in Firefox for some reason. Anyway, I'm looking for a better way to do this :)

  3. Marteens
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I ended up with the WP Flexible Map plugin. That's easy and it works great. Here is a map I made with that plugin.

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