Standard Joomla Articles, can be bound to geographic features such as POINTs, LINEs and POLYGONs and the resulting maps can be shown in the article page and in an overview map. A single article can be represented by more than one geographic type: so that you can have simultaneously a set of POINTS, some POLYGONS and some LINES for a single Joomla article.
Articles on the map are grouped by layers, appearance can be fully customized through layers configuration.
GeoContent also allows to add geographic items that are not linked to articles.
GeoContent is "free" as in "speech" but not as in "beer", it is only available in bundle with commercial professional paid support, while the lincense remains a free software licence: AGPL V.3
This component is professionally supported, this means that I will
* fix bugs
* provide reliable remote assistance and support on the component for 12 months from your subscription
* send you all the updates of the component, forever.
Advanced input methods
Perhaps the coolest feature, is the availability of two advanced input methods for your geographic objects:
* users can directly draw geographic features from the control panel through an embedded Google Map editor
* users can load geographic data from a GPX (standard GPS format) file
* the new version supports map editing from the front-end too
Coming to the output methods, an interesting optional feature is KML export : yes, you can directly publish your GeoContent powered Joomla! website into Google Earth!
Since articles are grouped by layers, you can change the appearance of a layer and have all map items that belong to that layer changed accordingly.
For each layer, you can style:
* Line/Poly/Point color
* Line/Poly/Point width/tranparency
* Polygon fill color/transparency
* Polygon fill transparency
* Point icon and size
Of course you can configure several aspects of the main map appearance:
* Table Of Content (TOC) type (hidden, list, select)
* TOC position (left, top, right, bottom)
* TOC and main map width (onyl useful for TOC position left and right)
* Which layers should be activated at start (none, all, selected)
* Map dimensions
* KML icon (hide or show)
Choose which layers to display on an overview map
Search the map for a location
Associate a map to an article
Create and display different layers
I would thoroughly recommend this component for displaying maps on a Joomla website.
The app is still under development even if a stable version has been released. This is very good because the developer listen to your necessities through a tracking bug system where you can insert even your whishes. Very fast response in support even in holiday time.
1: binding joomla content items to google maps,
2: showing of google map within a content item with a marker for content item,
3: showing of google map with markers linked to all content items,
4: showing of layer list near google map with possibility to show only markers from single or more layers,
5: building of routes and polygons based on content items.
There component and content plugin fulfill all of listed wishes. The price you pay for this extension is the price you pay normally for one hour of programmers job. For this price you get all listed functions and support with unreachable quality. You can waste you time with comparsion and using of other extensions, but if you regard highly your time, you will not use other then this one.
Great way of displaying Google maps with Joomla articles right in the maps themselves.
Excellent customer service, the developer, was very helpful and speedy with answering any questions I had and sorted out some bugs for me.