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#1 2012-12-18 13:27:34

Kjeld
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From: Tokyo, Japan
Registered: 2005-02-05
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Replacement for rss_google_map?

I am using rss_google_map to display Google Maps in my articles.

I like this plugin a lot, but it uses Google Maps Javascript API v2, and that will be faced out in May, 2013.

I have looked at the Google Map plugins at textpattern.org, but there is no replacement for rss_google_map (pro_googlemapv3 is for a single map on a site, I understand).

Do you have any suggestions on what I can do to keep Google Maps on my site working?


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#2 2012-12-18 16:17:34

MattD
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Re: Replacement for rss_google_map?

Best bet for public side is to build your map from scratch using the google api or a jquery google maps plugin.

Here is an example using coordinates stored in your articles custom fields.


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#3 2012-12-18 23:14:52

Kjeld
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From: Tokyo, Japan
Registered: 2005-02-05
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Re: Replacement for rss_google_map?

MattD wrote:

Best bet for public side is to build your map from scratch using the google api or a jquery google maps plugin.
Here is an example using coordinates stored in your articles custom fields.

Thanks, Matt.

I had actually looked at the forum thread for msd_google_map. I thought you wrote that you hadn’t had the time yet to upgrade this plugin to Google Maps Javascript API v3?


Photojournalist.jp – News and photos (100% txp)
JapaneseStreets.com – Japanese street fashion (mostly txp)
Old Photos of Japan – Japan between 1860 and 1940 (100% txp)
MeijiShowa – Stock photos of Japan between 1860 and 1940 (100% txp)

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#4 2012-12-19 00:03:09

MattD
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Re: Replacement for rss_google_map?

msd_google_map is an admin side plugin that helps add coordinates to articles. It does not provide public side maps.

I have not had the time to convert it to v3. I’ve gotten close to producing a new version with out the custom marker options but it’s not working completly yet.


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#5 2012-12-19 00:36:51

Kjeld
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From: Tokyo, Japan
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Posts: 174
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Re: Replacement for rss_google_map?

MattD wrote:

msd_google_map is an admin side plugin that helps add coordinates to articles. It does not provide public side maps.
I have not had the time to convert it to v3. I’ve gotten close to producing a new version with out the custom marker options but it’s not working completly yet.

So it is not necessary to use msd_google_map in order to implement the Google Maps v3 Example as displayed on http://photographdaddy.com/txp/google-maps-v3-example?

By the way, what is the thing with the creation of a fake article in the example?


Photojournalist.jp – News and photos (100% txp)
JapaneseStreets.com – Japanese street fashion (mostly txp)
Old Photos of Japan – Japan between 1860 and 1940 (100% txp)
MeijiShowa – Stock photos of Japan between 1860 and 1940 (100% txp)

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#6 2012-12-19 16:43:31

MattD
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Re: Replacement for rss_google_map?

It’s not neccessary to use msd_google_maps. If your articles have location data then this will work. Just change the custom field names to your lat/lng field names.

 * A fake article comes last to avoid the need to determine if we're on the last 
 * article in the result. We'll skip this one later.

I was just being lazy. You could use txp:if_last_article instead like this:

<script type="text/javascript" src="<txp:site_url/>textpattern/jquery.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR-API-KEY&sensor=false"></script>
<script type="text/JavaScript">
<!--  to hide script contents from old browsers
$(document).ready(function() {
initialize();
});
function initialize() {
  var myOptions = {
    zoom: 5,
    center: new google.maps.LatLng(36.6, -121.9),
    mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
  }
  var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map_canvas"),
                                myOptions);
  setMarkers(map, articles);
}
/**
 * Data for the markers consisting of a name, a LatLng an image and a description
 * for the article.
 */
var articles= [<txp:article_custom limit="99"  lat="_%" long="_%">
  ['<txp:title no_widow="0" />', <txp:custom_field name="lat" />, <txp:custom_field name="long" />, '<txp:images limit="1"><txp:image_url thumnail="1"/></txp:images>','Read more about this picture and <txp:permlink><txp:title /></txp:permlink>']<txp:if_last_article><txp:else/>,</txp:if_last_article></txp:article_custom>
];
function setMarkers(map, locations) {
  for (var i = 0; i < locations.length; i++) {
    var article= locations[i];
    var myLatLng = new google.maps.LatLng(article[1], article[2]);
    var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
        position: myLatLng,
        map: map,
        title: article[0],
        desc: article[4],
        img: article[3]
    });
var infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({
                        content: " "
                      });
  // Add infoWindows for each Marker
  google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function() {
                infowindow.setContent('<div id="mapCont"><img class="mapImg" src="'+this.img+'" width="100px"/>' +
                       '<div class="mapTitle">'+this.title+'</div>' + 
                       '<p>'+this.desc+'</p></div>');
                        infowindow.open(map, this);
                      });
  }
}
// end hiding contents from old browsers  -->
    </script>

Last edited by MattD (2012-12-19 16:46:14)


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#7 2012-12-20 19:13:01

MattD
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From: Monterey, California
Registered: 2008-03-21
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Re: Replacement for rss_google_map?

Another option, which is simpler, is using Google Static Maps on the public side if you only need one marker. I’m using this on some of my articles

I use adi_variables to set these:

<txp:variable name="google_map_key" value="YOUR-API-KEY" />
<txp:variable name="map_type" value="hybrid" />
<txp:variable name="map_marker" value="green" />

Then in my article form I have


<!--display a static map image from Google.-->
<img class="frameleft2" width="580" height="200"
src="http://maps.google.com/staticmap?center=<txp:custom_field name="lat" />,<txp:custom_field name="long" />&amp;zoom=14&amp;size=580x200&amp;maptype=<txp:variable name="map_type"/>&amp;markers=<txp:custom_field name="lat" />,<txp:custom_field name="long" />,<txp:variable name="map_marker"/>&amp;key=<txp:variable name="google_map_key"/>&amp;sensor=false" alt="map" />

edit: looks like they do support multiple markers.

Last edited by MattD (2012-12-20 19:15:08)


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#8 2012-12-20 23:08:57

Kjeld
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From: Tokyo, Japan
Registered: 2005-02-05
Posts: 174
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Re: Replacement for rss_google_map?

Thanks a lot, Matt! This week-end I will try your suggestion from yesterday.


Photojournalist.jp – News and photos (100% txp)
JapaneseStreets.com – Japanese street fashion (mostly txp)
Old Photos of Japan – Japan between 1860 and 1940 (100% txp)
MeijiShowa – Stock photos of Japan between 1860 and 1940 (100% txp)

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