Announcing Cartogram, a Google Maps WordPress Plugin

This plugin allows you to create unlimited Google Maps that you can place in your posts, pages or theme template files using a shortcode. You can then customise a map by adding unlimited locations to the map.

Map Features

  • Complete control of the map position by using an address, adding a marker or entering a latitude and longitude manually.
  • Zoom level
  • Height and width (px or %)
  • Map style (road, satellite, hybrid and terrain)
  • Zoom and pan control styles and position
  • Control of displaying the map type and street view controls.
  • Control of the scrollwheel for mobile devices.
  • Control of dragging of the map

You can display the map using the shortcode [cartogram type=”map” id=”135″]

Location Features

  • Set the name of a location and a description for the location.
  • Enable an info window with the details if a marker is set, that appears when the marker is clicked.
  • Add unlimited amount of overlay shapes using Google Maps’ Drawing control. Shapes include rectangles, circles, polygons and markers.
  • Control the colour, and opacity of the shape.
  • Add a featured image which appears as a thumbnail in the info window.
  • Enable a lightbox on the thumbnail to display the larger image.
  • Add a gallery to the location that will appear in a lightbox when the thumbnail in the info window is clicked.
  • Add a custom image and shadow to the marker(s).
  • Control the anchor position of the custom marker image to the marker point.
  • Ability to categorise the locations.

You can display the locations as a list of clickable links using the shortcode [cartogram type=”locations” id=”135″]. When the link is clicked, the map centers on the location and displays the info window.

You can display the locations grouped by category name using the shortcode [cartogram type=”locations” group=”category” id=”135″]

You can customise the output of the locations list using the filters described below.

Settings

  • Google Maps API key
  • Custom CSS
  • Automatic upgrades
  • Full documentation

The plugin is extremely customisable with a number of filters to make it more specific to your site or your client’s site.This plugin allows you to create unlimited Google Maps that you can place in your posts, pages or theme template files using a shortcode. You can then customise a map by adding unlimited locations to the map.

Map Features

  • Complete control of the map position by using an address, adding a marker or entering a latitude and longitude manually.
  • Zoom level
  • Height and width (px or %)
  • Map style (road, satellite, hybrid and terrain)
  • Zoom and pan control styles and position
  • Control of displaying the map type and street view controls.
  • Control of the scrollwheel for mobile devices.
  • Control of dragging of the map

You can display the map using the shortcode [cartogram type=”map” id=”135″]

Location Features

  • Set the name of a location and a description for the location.
  • Enable an info window with the details if a marker is set, that appears when the marker is clicked.
  • Add unlimited amount of overlay shapes using Google Maps’ Drawing control. Shapes include rectangles, circles, polygons and markers.
  • Control the colour, and opacity of the shape.
  • Add a featured image which appears as a thumbnail in the info window.
  • Enable a lightbox on the thumbnail to display the larger image.
  • Add a gallery to the location that will appear in a lightbox when the thumbnail in the info window is clicked.
  • Add a custom image and shadow to the marker(s).
  • Control the anchor position of the custom marker image to the marker point.
  • Ability to categorise the locations.

You can display the locations as a list of clickable links using the shortcode [cartogram type=”locations” id=”135″]. When the link is clicked, the map centers on the location and displays the info window.

You can display the locations grouped by category name using the shortcode [cartogram type=”locations” group=”category” id=”135″]

You can customise the output of the locations list using the filters described below.

Settings

  • Google Maps API key
  • Custom CSS
  • Automatic upgrades
  • Full documentation

The plugin is extremely customisable with a number of filters to make it more specific to your site or your client’s site.

About Iain

I build things with WordPress and PHP. I also make free and premium WordPress plugins, most notably Instagrate Pro. I curate WP App Store.

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