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Embed Google Map Popular Plugin

Embed Google Map is a plugin for embedding one or more Google Maps to Joomla articles. Adding maps to an article is very simple, just add the address or the coordinates which location you want to show an a map inside google_maps tags to an article, and that's it! It's also possible to define the version of Google Maps (Google Maps, Google Maps Classic, Google Maps Embed API), the type of the map (normal, satellite, hybrid, terrain), the size of the map, the language of the Google Maps interface, zoom level, border layout and link to the full size map. Embedding maps created in Google Maps Engine is supported as well.

Features:
* It's possible to embed one or more Google Maps within an article.
* The address or the coordinates which location is shown on a map is given as a parameter.
* Define Google Maps version to be used: Google Maps (no API key), Google Maps Classic (no API key), Google Maps Embed API (API key required).
* Define the language of the Google Maps interface.
* Define the type of the map (normal, satellite, hybrid, terrain).
* Define the size of the map.
* Define the zoom level.
* Define the border layout.
* Add link to the full size map.
* Embed maps created in Google Maps Engine.
* Multilingual features for front-end:
** Use the system language as Google Map language.
** Use translatable strings as map label, e.g. {TRANSLATABLE_STRING}.
* English, French, Italian, Japanese and Finnish language support for back-end.

Basic usage

To embed a map in an article use the following code:

{google_map}address{/google_map}
{google_map}address|version:classic|zoom:10{/google_map}
{google_map}address|zoom:10|lang:it{/google_map}
{google_map}address|width:200|height:200|border:1{/google_map}
{google_map}address|width:200|height:200|link:yes|link_label:Label{/google_map}
{google_map}address|link:yes{/google_map}
{google_map}address|type:satellite{/google_map}
{google_map}address|show_info:no{/google_map}
{google_map}address|https:yes{/google_map}
*{google_map}latitude,longitude{/google_map}

* latitude,longitude = coordinates in decimal degrees

Example 1

Replace the "address" string with the address which location you want to show on the map.

{google_map}Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood{/google_map}

Example 2

Replace the "latitude" and "longitude" strings with the coordinates which location you want to show on the map. The coordinates must be expressed as decimal degrees.

{google_map}60.1705,24.9384{/google_map}

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2013-01-31
Reviews: 1
This is a great plugin. Simply and easy to use compared to others which have over 100 parameters. Takes about 5 minutes to see a working map on your site!
2013-01-22
Reviews: 1
It's all in the title... Configuration is very easy, code is headache-free. No need of a Google API-key.
2013-01-13
Reviews: 4
So easy to use. Lots of options.
Best of all worked with Chrome right away. Thanks a bunch!
2013-01-07
Reviews: 2
I've tried many google map extensions even some components but this ? for me is the best and less code to overhaul my site.

well done
2013-01-07
Reviews: 4
I tried several before this one and consequently wasted so many hours it's not a joke. Wish I'd come here first. Downloaded, configured and voila! It worked first time.

Thank you Thank you for making something necessary in today's business sites and simplicity itself to use.
2012-12-31
Reviews: 1
Installed and running in a few minutes. No problems at all. Great plugin. Thanks.
2012-12-30
Reviews: 3
The plugin works exactly how it is described here. Easy to install, configure and use even for a newbie..

Good work guys..Keep it up...
2012-11-30
Reviews: 1
Works exactly as described; simple to install, easy to use, and good support from the developer. Thanks for the work!
2012-11-22
Reviews: 4
I use JomSocial Profile Pro and was able to use this plugin with the user field "address" and it populates the User's Map! Great plugin I paid $22 for another plugin and that was a waste of money - this one is free!
2012-10-01
Reviews: 5
Does everything it says on the tin! Installed in Joomla 3 just fine. As a further feature I'd like to be able to enter co-ordinates for those remote places with no searchable feature.
Owner's reply

Since the version 1.1.1 it's possible to enter coordinates as well. Comma separated latitude and longitude must be expressed as decimal degrees, e.g. 60.1705,24.9384.

Regards,
Petteri Kivimäki

2012-09-20
Reviews: 5
This tool is excellent, exactly what I needed. I hope you keep up the good work.Downloaded, installed, activated in less than 10 minutes.
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