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To Here for googleDirections Plugin

This plugin is an extension of the googleDirections plugin.

You specify a designated place to be the destination, and let the user enter the address he or she is coming from. Google will then provide the driving or walking directions from the user-specified address to your designated place.

Unique Features

* Uses the latest Google Maps API v3
* You can embed multiple Google Directions_to_here within an article
* Each Google Direction can be of different size, map control and map type
* Support for kml files
* You can specify the "home position" using real address or longitude/latitude points
* Built-in street view!
* Support for many native languages e.g. Italian, Russian, French
* Available for all Joomla versions: Joomla 1.0.x, native 1.5.x, 1.6.x, 1.7.x and 2.5.x!

If you only want to display a Google Map, use the googleMaps plugin:

If you want to display the Google Directions from Point A to Point B, with optional stopover points along the way, use the Google Directions Plugin:

How to Use the googleDirections plugin
How to use:


Latest Version
v1.0.8 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.8 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.8 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.8 (for Joomla 1.7), v2.5.8 (for Joomla 2.5)
Released Feb 4, 2012

* added support for Joomla 2.5
* add flag w3c=1 => w3c compliant
* support for IE7!
* allow googleMaps to display in tabs
* now allows address to include ' (apostrophe)
* support for vertical alignment

v2.5.7 (for Joomla 2.5)
Released Jan 26, 2012

Native version of the googleDirections - To Here - plugin for Joomla 2.5!

v1.0.7 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.7 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.7 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.7 (for Joomla 1.7)
Released Jan 03, 2012

Thanks to feedback from Florian who found out that the reverse geocode lookup by Google sometimes do not gives the right mapping. Have modified the code so that the googleDirections_tohere plugin now maps the exact location when latitude/longitude is given when specifying the "home position".

One other new feature for this new version is that: the user can now press the Enter key (as oppose to pressing the "Get Directions" button) to get the directions to your home position.

v1.0.6 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.6 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.6 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.6 (for Joomla 1.7)
Released Dec 24, 2011

Support for multiple stopovers!

v1.0.5 (for Joomla 1.0), v1.5.5 (for Joomla 1.5), v1.6.5 (for Joomla 1.6), v1.7.5 (for Joomla 1.7)
Released Nov 15, 2011

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Reviews: 11
As of the this review (August 2012), this is now a package that includes all of the needed plugins to make this work - the basic Maps plugin, the Directions plugin, and the To Here plugin, all in one. Previously, you needed to install them separately, now they are combined into one package. The only drawback is that this is confusing if installing it over the old ones...

The plugin itself works great, and does everything it says without issue.
Reviews: 106
Works very nice like it says. The only two problems are that you have to have the other two googlemaps extensions which I try to have as few plugins as possible. The other thing is the user has to manually figure out the coordinates, if there was some sort of easy insert button this would be a stellar extension. But non the less this is the best joomla directions extension that I've used so far. I was able to nicely embed it into tabber making a nice tab for directions.