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My Maps Location: Location Locator for Joomla 4

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Maps are underrated. Do you own a physical shop and want to leave directions to the outlet, or a shopper who wants to leave instructions for delivery? A map will do it for you. Or are you, maybe, writing a Joomla! travel blog or sharing your holiday albums? What better way is there to geo-locate yourself than by dropping a pin on a map? 

My Maps Location, the blogging mapping extension for Joomla!, has just received a new update, bumping it to version 4.3. The new version makes the plugin compatible with not just Joomla! 3, but also the newly-released Joomla! 4 and its extensions. With the latest update to My Maps Location, you can keep drawing maps on Joomla!, confident that it won't break your blog.

 Joomla! 4 integration for your maps

The big news in the latest update to My Maps Location is that the plugin now supports Joomla! 4 and integrates with its core extensions. If you haven't switched to Joomla! 4 yet, then worry not—My Maps Location still supports Joomla! 3—, but if you have, here is a quick round-up of all the mapping features you could be exploiting on your upgraded blog.

My Maps Location's best virtue is its flexibility. The Joomla! 4 plugin does not lock you in with just one map service, but gives you six providers to choose from: Google Maps, Bing Maps, Mapbox, Baidu, OpenStreetMap and MapQuest. In addition, you can customize each provider to generate maps that blend in with your Joomla! blog.

My Maps Location's best virtue is its flexibility. The Joomla! 4 plugin does not lock you in with just one map service, but gives you six providers to choose from: Google Maps, Bing Maps, Mapbox, Baidu, OpenStreetMap and MapQuest. In addition, you can customize each provider to generate maps that blend in with your Joomla! blog.

In addition to the layouts, My Maps Location does not arrive over-encumbered with needless features. Instead, it lets you create the fields that you need. If you're adding the location of your outlet, you can create a field to hold your opening hours, and if you're sharing your travel experiences, you can add a field showing when you visited a country or a city.

Setting up a map is extremely easy. All locations share a common layout, so after setting up your theme you can start creating locations. You can create locations in a number of ways: click and point on a map, search for a location and use Google Maps' suggestions, or simply fill in the address.

Frontend maps on Joomla!

Remember, My Maps Location integrates fully with Joomla! 4 and with its plugins. You can add your newly-created locations to articles, and the Joomla! extension is self-contained, which means that it breaks no other plugin.

Perhaps lesser-known is the feature that allows you to add a maps menu component. My Maps Location lands with several menu items for Joomla!, with functionality that allows users to submit locations, search, list and display location information, and view their own locations.

But what do you do with submitted locations, or if you have thousands of geo-tagged places? The answer is to import or export them. My Maps Location comes with a tool to import and export locations from and to KML or CSV files, and the latest version has a re-designed and simplified layout. Now, you never have to lose your locations.

There is no better way to drop a pin on Joomla! With the revamped My Maps Location, now fully-compatible with Joomla! 4, you can start enjoying your new blog with shareable locations.

Want to start making your own maps on Joomla! 4? Check out My Maps Location here

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Comments 4

Hervé on Tuesday, October 26 2021 16:26

Hello
Now that it's switched to joomla 4, I'm going to consider buying it again.
Nevertheless, I'm not sure I see the possibility of an old suggestion:
Is it possible now to use the custom field OSM (from tassos, 100% compatible with joomla) in a list of existing joomla articles? Or is it planned very soon?
Regards

Hello Now that it's switched to joomla 4, I'm going to consider buying it again. Nevertheless, I'm not sure I see the possibility of an old suggestion: Is it possible now to use the custom field OSM (from tassos, 100% compatible with joomla) in a list of existing joomla articles? Or is it planned very soon? Regards
Tristan on Wednesday, October 27 2021 12:24

Hi, If the custom fields are registered as Joomla standard custom field it should work like any other. Did you had another experience in the past?

Hi, If the custom fields are registered as Joomla standard custom field it should work like any other. Did you had another experience in the past?
Robert Hicks on Sunday, November 07 2021 02:50

Hello,

Are you able to underlay maps from one's Google My Maps, say a designated tour route, on Joomunited My Map Locations?

Best regards

Hello, Are you able to underlay maps from one's Google My Maps, say a designated tour route, on Joomunited My Map Locations? Best regards
Tristan on Monday, November 08 2021 22:56

Hi,

Can you specify your request? Do you mean load a custom personal map from Google inside the Joomla component?

Cheers,

Hi, Can you specify your request? Do you mean load a custom personal map from Google inside the Joomla component? Cheers,
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