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Phoca Maps ComponentPlugin

Phoca Maps is a Joomla! component. It is a small component which displays Google Maps on your site. This component doesn't include too much of parameters, the idea of using this component is a fast creation of map on your site.

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! 2.5 - custom markers)

Demo - KML features:

Demo - Joomla! 3:

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Reviews: 2
Like all the other Phoca, is excellent.Easy to install, to use and out of any unwanted surprises. With all the respesct first of all thanks a lot for Phoca Download and off course BEST RECOMANDATIONS!
Reviews: 1
I really appreciate the work of Phoca extensions. I needed a map and installed phoca maps. It worked out of the box. The support is helpful and responds within hours.
I really recommend this extension (and others) from phoca.

Reviews: 7
Phoca Maps component allows to you easily create Google maps with additional markers that can have their own icons.
There is also the feature to add kml overlays, but this requires quite a bit more knowledge and I hope they can build this in to future updates
Reviews: 1
after playing around I could install this extension on a J2.5 site - if you're a joomla beginner - take this!
Reviews: 5
I needed a simple, easy to use map where I could place any number of markers on a map, and when a user clicked on a marker it produced a pop-up box with custom information.

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!
Reviews: 1
Definitely the best free map extension for Joomla
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.
Reviews: 4
I used this extension, it's very simple to use and configure. The only thing that I had to do, was to change the background borders, for the color that I was need. No problems with it! The maps and marks works very well.
Reviews: 8
I have been using this plugin for two years and find it to be the easiest and accurate mapping process.
I hope it will be J3.x compatible soon.
Owner's reply

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.


Reviews: 2
This is perfect and really simple to use.. farther this component doesn't needs Google maps api that as you know they aren't free to use.
Reviews: 6
I needed to create a custom map to display the locations of each site of a company I work for. I was already creating a custom map at Google Maps and was wondering what I would use: iFrame or something? Then, I found this wonderful set of component and plugin. Allowed me to create a map as I wanted and even to customize the icons for factories, stores or offices. Very nice resources and yet very easy to use. Oustanding job!!!
Reviews: 1
It is great plugin. I am missing just one little part - phoca map button plugin. There should be a button in editor which adds a plugin code into article by selecting a phoca map.
Owner's reply

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

Reviews: 8
Easy to use and good documentation
Reviews: 4
I've tested 3 or 4 maps solutions. This is by far the best solution found.

Really easy to setup and looks great.

Reviews: 18
Thanks for this great extension! It has enough parameters to make it do just what you need, all the while keeping it simple enough to get it up and running in no time at all. And it looks great too, especially with the use of your own markers! Keep up the good work!
Reviews: 4
This is a very nice component. Very usefull with different maps en different markers.
Works like a charm!

Thanks a lot.
Reviews: 4
I wanted to add a map in my sites with markers. This component just does what I needed. I just created this account to say, WELL DONE!
ps i've used other phoca products and are awsome too!
Reviews: 1
Very nice tools but KML file doesn`t work with joomla 1.7. And impossible to add a video with the JCe editor, it works only with images so far...i hope
Owner's reply

Hi, KML files are working with Phoca Maps, see:


Reviews: 1
This is a great plugin and I really like the get route option below the maps. I just changed one of my sites to joomla 2.5 and the support released a new version so it works with the latest joomla, Great work Jan
Reviews: 4
just what i was looking for!
no api key needed and joomfish support!
Reviews: 8
After several tests with others extension, I found what I really wanted. Very useful!

Many thanks!
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