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Mapology – Adding maps for users and groups

  • Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
    Participant

    @travel-junkie

    Hey all,

    about a week ago I started to extract various parts from various custom plugins I’ve written and Mapology appeared.

    It adds a Google Map v3 for both the user and groups directory. It uses MarkerClusterer, so it doesn’t matter how many users/groups your site has, the map will always be smooth.

    You have to create a profile field, e.g. Current Location, and the plugin will geocode the location from that field and display that information on the profile and on the overview map. It also integrates with the activity stream (uses Google Static Maps).

    Then you can chose to add a group overview map. This will add address fields to the group and geocode the location from that.

    You can have a look at an example here:
    http://test.shabushabu.eu/

    Please note that this plugin will have a price tag attached to it. Likely around EUR 20 net. Included in the price is support.
    It’ll be available within a week on http://shop.shabushabu.eu/

    Future fefatures:
    * Custom infowindows (the default infowindows have some restrictions, like a min. width)
    * Routes support (great for travel sites for example)
    * Whatever else we can think of :)

    ~Boris

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  • Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Oh well, beaten to it :( :)

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
    Participant

    @travel-junkie

    Ah, you know, the more choice, the better, so go for it :)

    Avatar of Matt Edminster
    Matt Edminster
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    @chiinook

    Hey Boris … is it possible to display both profiles and groups on the same map but with distinct pins, on the front page for example?

    Avatar of webart
    webart
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    @web_art

    Hi boris..This is exactly what I am looking.
    is it possible to change the map view form satellite to map and can we also change the map zoom at admin level? thanks

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
    Participant

    @travel-junkie

    @web_art
    Yup, that’s configurable

    @chiinook
    Not yet, but I’ll add it. Good idea!

    Avatar of psyber
    Psyber
    Participant

    @psyber

    What about searching the map to find members in a certain area?

    What details will the infowindows display? x profile data?

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
    Participant

    @travel-junkie

    Searching will come a bit later and yes, infowindows display xprofile data

    Avatar of webart
    webart
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    @web_art

    hi travel-junkie,

    do you think to use the same view as groups for the members location?
    that we fix the map at user profile. otherwise if you do activity update map disappears.

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
    Participant

    @travel-junkie

    @web_art
    I didn’t really understand your question? The type of map can be set in the backend, if you mean that.

    Avatar of webart
    webart
    Participant

    @web_art

    sorry for the confusion. is it possible to place the members map below the members avatar like in the groups?

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
    Participant

    @travel-junkie

    Ah, ok. The placement of the map is being handled by actions, so by removing the current action and then attaching the map to another action it is possible to move the map wherever your theme provides actions.

    Avatar of Landshark
    landshark
    Participant

    @landshark

    Oh this is pretty much exactly what I have been waiting for to move ahead with a project Idea I’ve had. Can’t wait until it is available.

    Great Work!

    Avatar of Landshark
    landshark
    Participant

    @landshark

    Hows the map plugin coming along?

    Quick question does your events plugin do everything this does plus events? that may be a better route for me instead of just group and member locations.

    Avatar of teebes
    teebes
    Participant

    @teebes

    @travel-junkie very interested! Regarding routes support; what are your thoughts about enabling GPX support (import/export). I have a ton of idea’s… :)

    Avatar of paulhastings0
    paulhastings0
    Participant

    @paulhastings0

    Cool.

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
    Participant

    @travel-junkie

    @landshark
    This plugin is different than Buddyvents. They work together, cause some of the group functionality (address) overlaps, but they do different things.

    @teebes
    Haven’t actually looked into routes that much, so I’m not sure yet how I’ll implement it.

    I’ve just added support to filter members by distance from your own location.
    http://test.shabushabu.eu/members/

    I’ve had to wipe the current location info, so at the moment you’ll not see much. Also, it obviously only works if the current user has set their location.

    Avatar of gregfielding
    gregfielding
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    @gregfielding

    Just added my location in your site. Works well.

    Would it be possible to search for members within a distance from someplace besides just your location? For example, show everyone within 10 miles of a given city?

    Avatar of teebes
    teebes
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    @teebes

    For routes… Possibly allowing for a small kml or gpx file to be uploaded and displayed per group.

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
    Participant

    @travel-junkie

    @gregfielding
    Not at the moment, but it’s certainly possible.

    @teebes
    kml file upload is planned at some stage

    Avatar of gregfielding
    gregfielding
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    @gregfielding

    Great. Consider this an official feature request.

    Wow. I have seriously been looking for this exact stuff. When can I purchase? Discount for buying it early?

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
    Participant

    @travel-junkie

    @en3r0
    No discount for buying early, sorry :) Actually, it’ll be more than the EUR 20 I said earlier. Closer to 50. I know that’s a lot, but I think it’ll be worth it (it’s actually not that much considering the amount of hours I put into it :)

    Routes for users will be a feature right from the start, for example, with an awesome ajax-driven UI. It’ll be available on test.shabushabu.eu for testing within a couple weeks (release end of this month). I’ll upload a new version from time to time, so it’ll be worth to check once in a while to see what stage the plugin is at.

    Avatar of gregfielding
    gregfielding
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    @gregfielding

    Boris,
    1 more request…
    Could you also look into adding RSS feeds for radius search results?

    It would open the door to a killer iphone app…

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
    Participant

    @travel-junkie

    @gregfielding
    RSS feeds will be easy. I’ve added it to the features list

    Avatar of Travel-Junkie
    Boris
    Participant

    @travel-junkie

    Alright, the first coding round for routes has finished and the results can be seen here:
    http://test.shabushabu.eu/members/admin/maps/routes/

    Creating and displaying works already, editing routes not yet. There’ll also be activity comments for routes at some point, better navigation and loads of other stuff…

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