In addition, JMaps has built-in mapping capabilities. By itself, without any plugins or accompanying software, the JMaps module can map:
Mapping can be done either by street address or by Longitude and Latitude. (The module looks for Latitude and Longitude first, and then automatically maps by the address fields if the Latitude and Longitude are not present.)
The JMaps module and plugins are available in multiple packages depending on the mapping features desired. See the Packages Tab below for explanations of the various release packages available.
The JMaps Module when purchased by itself, or as part of the package for mapping Community Builder results, is compatible with Joomla 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7
Because SOBI2 is compatible only with Joomla 1.5, any package containing mapping options for SOBI2 is compatible with 1.5 only.
See the appropriate Tab below for more information.
Two SOBI2 plugins are available to work with the JMaps module. One is used for mapping entries by category, the other is used for mapping SOBI2 search results. They have largely the same functionality. The categories plugin is presented first, with some additional functionality for the search plugin noted further down the page.
SOBI2 Category Mapping - Put the mapped results for any of your categories in a module position on any of your Joomla pages!
JMaps works with a plugin to SOBI2 to put your SOBI2 Category entries on a map. The features of Category Mapping include:
|Catgory Map with Regular and Custom Markers||Category Map with Only Custom Markers|
|Category Map with Numbering||Category Map without Numbering|
|Configuration for the Bubble showing SOBI2 field selection options. Put any published fields in the bubble as needed!||Example bubble showing multiple SOBI2 fields and other available options such as Streetview. Bubble configuration shown above uses a short description field from the entry.|
|Regular Featured Marker Showing Optional Star Image||Custom Featured Marker using a "Star" image. Use any image you want as a map marker!|
JMaps Instance Showing Google Search Bar with Active Search and Original Markers
The map at the top of this page shows entries in SOBI2 Categories throughout the United States, with an initial focus on the state of Florida. Custom markers are used on this map. JMaps can also limit the entries shown to a specific state, and/or to one or more specific categories. Optional Google Search Bar is included in this map.
Demo Maps of Category Mapping Functionality -
SOBI2 Search Results - Put the search results from a SOBI2 query in any module position in Joomla!
JMaps can use all the features detailed above to show mapping for SOBI2 search results. In addition to the features already covered, JMaps SOBI2 Search plugin lets you specify a Pre-loader file. This file, which can be custom created or generated by the JMaps category plugin, is displayed on the JMaps instance prior to the user performing any searches! This is a great way to show Featured entries or other valuable mapping data as soon as the user lands on the search page! When the user performs the search, the "Pre-loaded" markers stay on the map. The images below show the "pre-loader as it appears when the search page is first accessed, then shows the results after a search has been performed.
|Markers from a Pre-loader Custom XML File show when SOBI2 search page loads||After a search, results are shown on the map and the pre-loader markers are still displayed|
The JMaps Module shows your SOBI2 search results in a Joomla Module Position. This allows flexibility in positioning the Search Results without needing to change any CSS or other code. JMaps also can show entries in a special color as featured items, and can show a star icon on the featured items or use a custom marker image as noted above.
JMaps for SOBI2 search works great with the SOBI2 Search Module and the SOBI2 Radius Search Plugin from Sigsiu.net (the developers of SOBI2). Using the Radius Search Plugin combined with the native search capability of SOBI2 allows you to search and map based on:
The option to open Entry Details in a shadowbox is very beneficial on search pages, as it encourages the user to view many different search results!
SOBI2 Search Demo Maps -
Map Site Members based on a Community Builder Users List!
That's right - you can show all of your site's members on a map, only members that meet certain criteria, all users in a state or region, etc. You can also put the map together with a User List of your choice on a single page, and let visitors to your site do interactive searching.
As they get search results, those results show up on the map!
This is purely up to you, as you can put a selected map(s) of your members on any Joomla page and not co-ordinate it with the search function.
This is an invaluable tool when using Community Builder for business networking, Chambers of Commerce, sports leagues, and other related uses.
Add an admin-controlled featured field to your CB profiles, and select members to feature! Featured members can show up on the map with a different color map marker and an optional star icon as shown above. Colors for the featured marker and star are set in the module parameters. You may map by the standard address fields in Community Builder, or you can add longitude and latitude fields to map by geocodes.
When purchased as a stand-alone package, mapping for Community Builder is compatible with Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 1.7
JMaps on CB User List Search Page - Map Can be Integrated with Search or Shown Separately
The output of the CB Mapping Plugin can also be used for export to other Joomla components, or even as a source of information for custom programming.
Most of the same options exist for mapping Community Builder members as exist for SOBI2 mapping. This includes a link to the Profile in the Info Bubble which appears on the map. You can turn the number marker off or on depending on whether you show a JMaps module on the page with the CB User list, or show it on a separate page.
CB Userlist Mapping Demo Map -
Map a custom XML file that you provide!
Create a custom XML file to use for mapping purposes. Realtors can use JMaps to show available properties put together from a remote database. Non-profits can show areas affected by disasters, or areas where they are operating. If you can think of something that needs to be shown on a map, then JMaps can help you out by letting you put your mapping results in a custom file and shown on any Joomla page.
JMaps Showing Mapping of an RSS Feed!
Add an RSS or KLM feed file to your results!
If there is specific data that you would like to show along with your mapping results (from any of the options above), provide a URL to that feed and JMaps will create the map markers for you. Sell ads to businesses in your coverage area and have them appear along with mapped results from your directory or your site members. Whatever you can find a valid RSS or KLM feed for can be mapped! You can add the results to results from your own Database or custom XML file, or you can display a map based only on the RSS/KLM file feed.
RSS Feed Demo Map -
The JMaps Google Mapping Suite from CorFun does everything described here and even more.
To make JMaps as affordable as possible, we have provided it in multiple packages geared to your unique needs.
|Package Name||Package Includes||Purchase Information|
Regular Price: $90.00
|Mapping for SOBI2 Categories and Search Results||
Regular Price: $70.00
|Mapping for SOBI2 Search Results||
Regular Price: $55.00
|Mapping for SOBI2 Categories||
Regular Price: $55.00
|Mapping for Community Builder||
Regular Price: $50.00
Regular Price: $40.00
The entire documentation for JMaps is available online in PDF form. Click here to download the documentation and see all the features of JMaps explained in detail!
Read more about JMaps! On our Corshops.com blog, we have written multiple articles about how JMaps can be used with SOBI2 and Community Builder projects. Click here to read them! You can also click here to read our FAQs page for JMaps!
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