[development] State of geo and google map modules?

larry at garfieldtech.com larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Jun 22 16:33:52 UTC 2010

On 6/22/10 11:30 AM, Domenic Santangelo wrote:
> On Jun 22, 2010, at 12:53 AM, Ronald Ashri wrote:
>> In the meantime, I would suggest a careful look at the Openlayers
>> (http://drupal.org/project/openlayers) module if I were you. It is
>> powerful and once you get into it gives you a lot of flexibility.
> OpenLayers does indeed look cool. It looks like a bit of overkilll
> perhaps... what I'm trying to do seems straightforward enough:
> 1) nodes of type "event" have an "address" field. Fill in the address.
> 2) Single node pages have a map with a pin on it
> 3) views of multiple events have a single map with many pins <- (this is
> where gmap + geo is croaking)
> 4) ability to filter that view by distance -- xx miles from ZIP code.
> 5) all US addresses
> The modules I'm seeing do everything + the kitchen sink, minus one thing
> I need to do. Or they have dependencies that are broken. Am I
> inappropriately lost here? Am I just being dense?
> -D

We've had good experiences with the Mapstraction module, which uses 
Views for that purpose.


--Larry Garfield

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