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:
I am using Phoca Maps 1.1.0 and this component is especially useful if you need to display more than one location as it allows you to either define multiple maps or place multiple markers on one map. It allows you to define the size of of the display of your maps as well.
Extraordinarily easy to use and difficult to believe that it is FREE. Thank you so much Jan for all your hard work
The only reason it's not 5 stars is the lack of support, I have an outstanding issue (not too critical) that hasn't been answered for 2 weeks, and looking at the forum shows a large number of posts that are in the same boat.
Download this and try it. If it works (it does for 99% of people), you won't find many (if any!) better.
Hi, sorry, I don't understand. Did you visit some other forum than Phoca.cz forum ( http://www.phoca.cz/forum )?
The most active user on Joomla.org forum makes cca 8.48 posts/day.
On Phoca.cz forum I make cca 14.25 posts/day (outside this I am making support on Joomla.org forum and some national Joomla! forums ), so maybe "lack of support" was meant ironically :-)
Can you imagine, you will answer 15 (mostly very problematic) questions per day in your freetime :-) and if you are overloaded in your work and you have no time to answer posts e.g. for 5 days, you need to answer over 105 problematic questions at the weekend (and of course make development, actualize all the extensions, coordinate translating, answer emails, etc.) and then someone will write something about "lack of support"? I think not. :-)
BTW: "not too critical" - the cricital issues are the best for the developer, so he can move the project forward, so no idea why people think, critical issues are something bad and should be not answered. :-(
It has enabled us to set up a great map with multiple markers for our voluntary sector advice network.
Couldn't get the co-ordinates button to work in IE8, it just freezes and then goes to a blank screen after about 10 minutes, but switched to a different browser and that sorted that.
Feature request - it would be nice to be able to use the same marker in 2 different maps, e.g. an option to copy a marker and then you could assign the copy of the marker to a different map.
In summary superb extension. Thanks.
If I had only one recommendation, it would be to add a custom "marker" design, or at least offer the standard "pin" icon or a "dot". I have many locations and some of the icons take up too much room on my map unless I zoom in farther.
Hi, thank you very much for your review.
It is not so easy with icons, because the Google Markers are not displayed by one icon only. The Marker includes set of icons + their shadows and coordinates of the active area.
Creating marker icons is not so easy, so it cannot be implemented to Joomla! extension easily :-(
Thank you, Jan
I like the fact that it has lots of options however whats good are all the options if at the end it doesn't work.
Tried to set the longitude by inputting my address and it gives me "Sorry, server was unable to geocode that address"
Tried to input Longitude latitude manually and the output would always send me to Africa
Hi, I am sorry but I don't understand your review :-( Maybe this should be question (but not review) on Google Maps.
If you cannot find some place in Google Maps, try to ask on Google Maps help site.