Maps UI for Elgg

2.2.2 2016-02-24 20:20 UTC

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Google Maps integration for Elgg

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Getting Started

  • You will require a valid Google API key. You can obtain one at https://console.developers.google.com. Configure your project to include the following APIs:

  • Static Maps API

  • Google Maps Javascript API

  • Google Maps Geolocation API

  • Geocoding API

  • Geocoding features are not included with this plugin. You will need to install another plugin fit for that purpose. You can use my hypeGeo plugin found here: https://github.com/hypeJunction/hypeGeo

  • Places features have been decoupled into a separate plugin, so grab a copy of that if you are upgrading from previous versions: https://github.com/hypeJunction/hypePlaces

  • Make sure you restrict the use of your API Key to domains you administer, otherwise someone else can copy them from public facing JS/static map URLs and reuse them

Developer Notes

  • Similar to how the gallery view is toggled, map view can be toggled by adding ?list_type=mapbox to any page that has a list generated using core API

  • To build and show a new dynamic map, use something along these lines:

// Display friends on the map
$params = array(
	'options' => array(
		'id' => 'friends', // List id / must be unique on the page
		'types' => 'user',
		'relationship' => 'friend',
		'relationship_guid' => elgg_get_logged_in_user_guid()
	'getter' => 'elgg_get_entities_from_relationship',
echo \hypeJunction\Maps\ElggMap::showMap($params);

This example will render a map of user's friends. The generated map will be filterable, as appose to the one you would have generated using elgg_list_entities_from_relationship() passing 'list_type' => 'mapbox'

Note that maps generated in this fashion will only include entities taht have a geocoded location. If you need a list of all entities with an additional map overview, use elgg_list_entities_* and pass a mapbox list type.

  • To modify a list of sitewide or group maps, use 'search:site','maps' and 'search:group','maps' hooks. See the code for some examples. You will need to add your custom views.


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