We have created a new component for Joomla! 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 that allows for the search, display and management of a list of locations on your Joomla Web site. This can be used as a dealer locator, store locator, vendor list or any other type of location directory.
The locations can be displayed in a Google Map, Directory List View and Search view. All views can be searched for locations within a configurable distance of a provided postal code.
Each location is automatically Geocoded using the address data provided. The system includes a database of thousands of US postal codes and uses Google Geocoding Service to find exact address latitude and longitude data.
The Locator Component allows for name, description and address fields and a free form HTML field allowing for a great amount of detail for each location. Include pictures, links or other media for each entry in the database.
You can tag locations with one or more custom tags. This allows you to create multiple directories. E.g. tag entries as 'Vendors', then create a menu item that shows only that tag and you have a custom view of only locations tagged with 'Vendor'. You can even choose the map marker image of each tag, allowing, for example, red icons are vendors, blue icons are suppliers etc.
Other features include:
- No monthly fees!
- International support for all locations supported by Google
- Bulk import of location information via CSV files
- Geocoding (assignment of a latitude and longitude) of address data
- Bulk geocoding of hundreds or thousands of locations
- Global geocoding, from Texas to Malaysia
- Includes a database of geocoded US postal codes
- Postal code search of your locations (including international postal codes)
- Keyword search of your locations
- Include hyperlinks, images, video and other media for each location.
- Tag locations with one or more custom tags
- Create maps & directories that contain only certain tags or all locations
- Choose a marker color for each tag to distinguish them on the map
- Choose a custom marker image for your tags
Watch this quick video of the geocoder in action!
Experience the Locator for yourself at demo.fatica.net!
- Joomla 1.5,1.6,1.7 or 2.5
- PHP 5 or greater
- Includes priority forum and phone support