The difference between version 2 and version 3 is vast.
The joomla googlemap component V2 among other thing features:
* Unlimited destinations on your map
* Add lines/shapes to your map
* Attach various information on your maker
* Create custom infowindow
* Use custom markers
* Possibility to attach routeplanning
* Add comments to the map
* Possibility for users to upload destinations and edit them.
* Import/export function
* 5 different views
* Module that list an unordered list of googlemaps.
* Plugin that makes it possible to attach a GoogleMap in articles.
* Custom fields to add to the destination marker.
* CB Integration.
* Paypal integration.
* SOBI2 integration.
* Destination landing page.
* SEO support.
* Clustering support.
* And so much more.
GoogleMap Pro V3 is BOTH for joomla 1.5 and 1.6->.
This Joomla Component comes with all the features of the V2 and adds to that. New things include:
Joomla 1.6-> compatible.
Googlemap API V3 used. No keys needed anymore!
New template system.
Enhanced import/export function. It is now possible to import from JSON, CSV, XML and database. You can import all fields, including custom fields.
Enhanced module map.
Enhanced plugin. (not yet ready, refer to roadmap for more information)
Extended configuration possibilities.
Small layout changes.
Enhanced error messaging.
Ability to upload unlimited pictures.
Enhanced line/shape mode.
And even more...
The support as well. Jan Sangill responses a question very, very fast.
Such a great support is not naturally in the commercial extension world.
A must have extension for all who search a professional GoogleMap extension.
It’s worth every cent.
But the most important of all is the service. I had a problem making it work (it was my fault not component's) and i've managed to solve it in 2 min. using the chat service available in the Jan's site.
Thanks a lot guys. Keep the great work.
Excellent work from jan sangill again, i've even tried some of the others and no one could match this awsome component.
did'nt even take 5 min :) besides that, the author's page got live support and it is excellent and i can only say thank you alot for making this component jan.
Keep up the excellent work your doing so well...
Best regards Jais ... keeping an eye on your site for new developments :)