Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of GoogleMapMacro


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Oct 26, 2008 7:05:50 PM (6 years ago)
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  • GoogleMapMacro

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    33== Description == 
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    5 This macro lets the user insert a full dynamic Google Map. Because a lot of javascript is used (by Google) a [http://local.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=16532&topic=1499 Google Map compatible browser] is needed. Newer version of Firefox and MS Internet Explorer are compatible. 
     5This macro lets the user insert a full dynamic [http://maps.google.com/ Google Map]. Because a lot of javascript is used (by Google) a [http://local.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=16532&topic=1499 Google Map compatible browser] is needed. Newer version of Firefox and MS Internet Explorer are compatible. 
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    77For javascript-less static maps use the similar GoogleStaticMapMacro. 
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    9 '''Please note that this is an alpha version which still lacks a lot of functionality.''' Especially the geocoding, i.e. address-to-coordinates conversion, is not implemented yet, so longitude and latitude coordinates must be given. These can be taken from the [http://maps.google.com/ Google Maps website]. 
     9'''Please note that this is an alpha version which still lacks a lot of functionality.''' 
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    1111Multiple Google Maps on the same wiki page are actively supported but are more likely to cause trouble.  
     
    4747== Example == 
    4848 
     49=== Using geographic coordinates === 
     50Please use a colon, not a comma, as separator for the coordinates. 
    4951{{{ 
    5052[[GoogleMap(center=50.0:10.0,zoom=10,size=400x400)]] 
    5153}}} 
    5254 
     55=== Using an address === 
     56Please use semicolons, not commas, as separators in the address. 
     57{{{ 
     58[[GoogleMap(address="Street; City; County",zoom=10,size=400x400)]] 
     59}}} 
     60Please note that the address is converted into coordinates by user-side javascript every time the wiki page is loaded. 
     61If this fails no map will be shown, only an empty gray rectangle. 
     62 
     63=== Using both === 
     64Doesn't make this much sense, but is supported anyway. This could be used as failsafe if you aren't sure if the address resolution will be successful. 
     65{{{ 
     66[[GoogleMap(center=50.0:10.0,address="Street; City; County",zoom=10,size=400x400)]] 
     67}}} 
     68The given coordinates will be shown until the address is resolved, which can take a little when the user has a slow internet connection. 
     69After (and if) the address is resolved the map will be centered on it. 
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