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With Geocode Factory Component, you can create an unlimited number of Google Maps (v3) or Openstreetmap (or other custom map). Each map has its unique parameters like zoom, zoom range, clustering, size, intro texts, radius search, locate me button (browser position for Android devices, iPhone, iPad, new browsers), etc... Any map can also be assigned to it's individual menu item if desired or into a module position (free module available).
The capabilities of Geocode Factory are extended by use of "markersets". Markersets are how the mapped data that shows on a particular map is defined and filtered. Creation of a markerset is very easy and multiple markersets can be displayed on the same map. For example if you wanted a map that displayed both the locations of your Jomsocial members and your SobiPro entries, Geocode Factory can do this!
The bubble (normal or tabbed) can contain any custom fields from the source component, an online status, avatar (icon for sobi2), streetview, distance from radius, waysearch, etc. The bubble is fully customizable with HTML statements, and loaded with a click with ajax to reduce the loading time.
You can mix profiles and points of interest on the same map (with different icons ans bubbles), for example, by showing the Sobi2 entries in a 50km radius from the logged user.
If you have existing profiles, it's easy to fetch the geographical coordinates (geocode) for them by the user postal address (zipcode, street, country ... etc). The process is launched in one click and the program divide the profiles in packages, to prevent max time execution errors. You can also silent geocode users during profile creation and edition. Google Apikey is no more needed.
This package includes :
Jomsocial plugin Map and Geocode plugin
Community Builder plugin Map and Geocode plugin
Full features list: http://www.myjoom.com/docs-geocode-factory/manuals-documentation/geocode-factorys-features-list
How it work link : http://www.myjoom.com/docs-geocode-factory/manuals-documentation/geocode-factory-how-it-work
I've posted a message on the support forum, and the customer support replied within 2 hours with advices.
Then, 1 hour later, Rick the geocode developper posted an update to inform me that this a jomsocial bug just identifed by jomsocial customers (and not a bug from geocode factory).
I really appreciated this professional and excellent customer support for this really good extension.
We seek to map these worldwide installations and Geocode Factory was the only software that promised to deliver what we were after. I have spent somewhere in the vicinity of US$10,000 from feasibility studies to ultimately developing this site. With no guarantee of financial return I am committed to seeing renewable energy incorporated into homes across the world.
We had some teething issues after installation, and I hassled Rick over the 2010 Christmas period to assist... Being the good father, his family came first, but even over this period he provided support and solved my problems.
Rick's first language is not English and he works hard to support his creation. However, better, clearer, step-by-step documentation is needed to make this application more user friendly.
For my application I also purchased from JoomlaXi, their Multiple Profiles extension which made assigning profiles to Geocode Factory that much easier.
I have no hesitation in recommending this extension. If you need serious mapping that provides multiple markers correlating and identifying profiles in Jomsocial, go for Geocode Factory.
In the future, I would love to see the capability for Geocode Factory extended to separate the markers into layers. This would allow the frontend user to select only those markers they wish to see on a map. For example, a viewer could look at our map and only select solar hot water systems, and exclude PV systems. This simple addition alone would bring Geocode Factory into the realm of $100,000 commercial GIS software.
I suspect our site will help sell this great extension and I wish Rick all the very best.
Even more we are satisified by the support given by Z.Rick. Rapid response in case of questions and even developing a new version in case of a minor bug.
Highly appreciated so far.
One for the wishlist; a scrollable list containing the items listed on the map so a selection can also be made from the list.
I'm really satisfied of my purchase and will address to myjoom.com for other components for sure !
I had a few problems with installation and the documentation could be better, but the developer provides excellent support via both a forum and ticketing system.
I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fully-featured and well-supported geocoding and mapping solution for Joomla.
Great job guys :)
No complaints here, but one thing I would like to see in future releases is a radius search function.
Bottom line: This plugin/component is worth more than it costs.
I Tried the free version plugin and than got the paid component because it is well worth it. If you want automatic Geocoding on your web site, this is it, look no further!
I did have some issues installing but the support was simply amazing. Recommended!!! and I don't recommend a lot.