Version 2.18 is the latest version. Now also support Joomla 3.0.
In Joomla 2.5/3.0 (1.6 and 1.7) the plugin can be upgraded automatically with the upgrade feature of Joomla at the extensions.
This is the last version where Google Maps API version 2 is supported because this Google Maps version 2 is deprecated from 19 May 2013. So please migrated to Google MAPS API version 3 (set the version to 3.x in the configuration of the plugin).
Also added language support for all the parameters: English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Please send me language files so I can add them to the plugin. Goto my website to contact me.
Look at the demo site first for documentation. If you've problems please do the checklist on the site: http://tech.reumer.net/Google-Maps/Documentation-of-plugin-Googlemap/checklist-placing-plugin-in-article.html
If this doesn't help or you have questions or new wishes please fill in the form on my website with an url that shows the problem and version of the plugin and Joomla.
(when editing article goto html view to remove returns or < br /> when you copy this example)
2.18 is a stable version and the following changes are made:
* Joomla 3.0 ready
* Parameters to show Twitter tweets on map
* Google Maps V3:
- Added transit, bicycle and traffic layer and to the directions
* Check for textarea's besides editor so it can be used in frontend editing
* Add css file and css parameter for google maps to solve css problems of templates or extensions
* Use Joomla framework for standalone php files
Solves the following errors:
* Vertical/horizontal slide of the map with new versions of mootools
* Several bugs in Lightbox for v3 and added a css class
* Several bugs in geoxml for v3
* Several bug in Google Earth maptype with the infowindow
I've talked with Gaurav Kashalkar. It is not IE in general but IE6 and lower. He got a stack error in IE6.
So Gaurav en I solved it.
In the latest version of Google Maps, you can use kml files to map routes that previously required a tiresome edits to pull out latitude and longitude in to a comma separated file. This extension means no more messing around, one mambot line is all it takes, provided that you do not exceed Google's size limit for kml files, to display an entire route trip from your GPS on your website.
As for support, I can not thank Mike enough. I need to be able to display information using the most stable version of Google Maps. But he quickly found out that this version, 2.s, does not, as yet, support kml files. So a quick reload of the original sorted the problem. I, like other reviewers have found, it is usually a silly mistake that results in the map not displaying.
Some bits seem a bit of a struggle, but most of this is due to the Google API requirements rather than anything Mike has done. Read the instructions very carefully, and you'll be amazed.
My GPS data now displays beautifully.
Thanks for your review.
I've tested my plugin in Joomla 1.0.13 and Joomla 1.5 with the read more.. link and it works allright.
Can you please send me more information or example where it doesn't work?
Initially had a query about setting this up but Mike emailed back really quickly and provided link to useful info. I then took couple of minutes to link Googlemap and JReviews and I'm not a hardcore techie.
This is as simple as setting up maps for Joomla as it gets.
On Joomla 1.5 RC2, I initially had problems getting maps appear in articles. I had no problems in the frontpage and blog views of the article. But the articles just showed a blank space for the map. I wrote for support and the problem was solved after 3 or so prompt email exchanges. Thanks Mike.
This is a great tool... especially for features like adding a Kml file as an overlay, exactly what I needed.
I installed 2.9 but found I could not get the map with loaded kml file to zoom in on lat/lon I had set... it kept loading zoomed out to 'show all' markers on the map. I emailed Mike and he responded straight away, checked my page and admitting it was a bug in the plugin sent me an updated version which completely fixed it :)
Very impressed... will definately send a donation for that support.
I'd highly recommend using this great tool to get the latitude and longitude to use with this plugin: http://www.gorissen.info/Pierre/maps/googleMapLocationv3.php
Nice work Mike, thanks very much :o)
I had an issue with putting an e-mail address in the balloon popup but after contacting Mike (it took him a few hours!), he promised to take care of it. So it's a score for the developer, as well as to the code itself.