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D’oh! Thanks for the pointer to the top of the thread.
I’ll install 1.0.2 and experiment later today or ASAP. I have over 1,100 entries to import from a FileMaker database into an EE project we’re trying to get launched this week. That’s the main reason I haven’t been able to get back to this for a few days.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Thanks again for your attention.
Weeeellll…. Few problems after all but I don’t think it’s the plugin:
Using a Thickbox iFrame to display the map when a link is clicked:
1) Firefox on both Mac and PC and IE7 won’t show the pin. Safari works fine.
2) Firefox on both Mac and PC and IE7 won’t show the correct map. Safari works fine.
3) On the map, clicking the “Return to the last result” button in the middle of all the out pointing arrows takes you back to the default location entered into the Extension settings.
I’m not having a problem with Prototype and can display a map and pin in FF and IE within a template. I was trying to use the map output in a Thickbox iFrame and it is well documented, I found, that Thickbox isn’t working with the Google Map API in FF and IE.
For now I guess we just display the maps in the template.
If anyone trips across a fix or a fix becomes available, would be great if they post it back here. I’ll do the same.
Great stuff! I was just starting to create a complicated weblog setup with latitude and longitude and trying to put it out as a map in the templates, when I stumbled upon this extension. Thanks so much! Donation is on it’s way. 😊
I’m new to this whole google map stuff, and one of the things I want to achieve is to show different locations (i.e. different weblog entries) in one big map. Shouldn’t be too hard, the possibilities are all in there - I just need a pointer to get me started. Anyone know of a more concise documentation than the google api blog?
Mark how can I have a marker automatically placed on the map (in the center) by default? Is that easy to hack in?
EDIT: oh and for people who build sites on dev boxes and then deploy, you can get a google map API that works for ‘localhost’ or a specific IP address - figured I’d mention it…
Oh yeah I guess it’s not as cut and dry as I was thinking. What I would like is for there to be a marker automatically placed in the center of the map after a location is set in the text field. This is going to be used for adding all kinds of events that a company is hosting, as well as a bunch of other ‘member’ events. So the actual location on a map isn’t necessarily known, but the physical address (text) is. If the marker could be placed automatically it would be best otherwise you’re just guessing where the center is and hoping you have it correct on the map when you click to add the marker.
One other idea which would be really cool: can you use this in a SAEF?
What makes sense to me is that when the google map first figures out the location (the map jumps) it places a marker automatically at that point. If you click to create a new marker or move the auto-generated one, it becomes permanent (or if you move on). If you type a new address and haven’t moved the initial marker, it would remove that one and place a new one when it first resolves that new address. That sounds difficult to me, but I think it makes sense from a UI perspective.
It’s not the same issue, but one cool thing would be if you could use this field and get the geocode location and also retain the text as well. For instance right now I’ve got 2 location fields in a weblog - one for the textual address, and one for the geocode. The client will end up having to type (cut and paste) in the address twice for each entry. I was thinking you could do this by finding the lat and long at runtime, but that could be problematic if the google can’t resolve the address properly.
Anyway - just a thought. I still vote it the coolest extension in existence :D