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Drupal Mapping OptionsNoobie: Trial by Error Thrown one combination against the wall and see what sticks - over and over and over again...Smart Set (a.k.a. works4me) Address (kinda, sorta, maybe not) Geocoder Geofield Leaflet
Whats an Address/Location?You tell me: 1. Pittsburgh 2. 10009 3. Office of Academic & Enrollment Services 1200 West Harrison Street Chicago, Illinois 60607-7161Addressfield Module ( http://drupal.org/project/addressfield )Geocoder autocomplete ( http://drupal.org/project/geocoder_autocomplete )
Geocoder & GeofieldGeocoder (lookup)*"Takes any bit of text from an address field or even a simple text-field, and runsit by a geocoding handler (eg. Google, MapQuest) and returns mapcoordinates (e.g. LatLon, WKT)" ( Geolocation in Drupal )Geo Data - Geofield● Latitude-Longitude (lat/long) 41.866743 / 87.646458● Well Known Text (WKT)● KML● GeoJSON
Workflow - Repeat After Me... Address (string) Geocoder Geofield
Future DevelopmentsServer-side! Server-side! Server-side!Server-side! Server-side! Server-side!More Mobile Friendly (smaller size)HTML5 Geolocation (i.e. user location)Next Mapping Library on the Horizon ...
LinksDrupal Group: Location and Mappinghttp://groups.drupal.org/location-and-mappingComparison of mapping moduleshttp://drupal.org/node/1704948Leaflet Sitehttp://leafletjs.com/Geographical data and maps (documentation)http://drupal.org/node/241563DrupalCon Sydney: State of the nation in mapping (helpful video)http://sydney2013.drupal.org/state-nation-mappingChecking in with Mapping in Drupal 7 (helpful video)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imOJV49bbLMQuick and easy D7 distro to evaluate Leaflet (Helpful post)http://groups.drupal.org/node/251923
Thank YouLeo Robert KleinWeb CoordinatorAcademic & Enrollment Serviceslrk@uic.edu UIC IT Professionals Forum