Just go to Extensions » Maps » New, click on Coordinates button, then click on the place in the map you want to display and save it. Finally create menu link to this map.
If you need to set a marker or more markers, just go to Extensions » Markers » New, select map, click on Coordinates button, then click on the place in the map you want the marker will be set. Add description (you can include images too) and save it. Marker will be displayed in the map.
Use Phoca Maps Plugin for displaying map or more maps in the article.
You are able to select or set your own marker icons.
There are two different versions of Phoca Maps:
- Phoca Maps 1.0.5 - this version uses Google Maps API 2. If you need functions like GoobleBar, Continuous Zoom, Overview Map Control, then download this version.
- Phoca Maps 1.1.0 (2.x for Joomla! 1.6 or 1.7) or any later version - this version uses Google Maps API 3. You need not to create Google Maps API key for your site but some functions are not included (API 3 is still in Google Code Labs - not ready yet). This version is under active development and includes more new features.
Demo (Joomla! 1.7 - custom markers)
Demo - KML features:
When I saw that Jan from Phoca had developed a map extension I knew I was in for a treat!
This extension does exactly that and even more.
Well done Jan! Like all your other Phoca extensions, this one is also a home run - thanks!
I've been with Joomla for more than 5 years and I think this is definitely a great map extension.
Works great, doesn't break, no errors, setup in a few minutes, intuitive (no manual required), no need for support.
Free google maps
Can have multiple maps
Can make multiple map markers on the same map
Can include markers description
Can include KML
How to pages on the site
You have to install plugin separately and plug in is not on the same page as component.
It would be nice to include CSS styles for marker's pop-up.
Component description not up to date (does not mention Joomla versions upon 1.5).
No screenshots of extension on The Joomla! Extensions Directory nor on the site description.
Does not work inside of table or div when, eg. I want to put it right from contact form module on the same page.
I hope it will be J3.x compatible soon.
Hi, thank you for your review, currently I am working on overwriting all the components for Joomla! 3
I hope too, Phoca Maps will be released soon.
Hi, thank you for your review. Yes will be great to have a button plugin, I hope, I will find time to do it.
Thank you, Jan