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Geocode Factory demos

Welcome to the Geocode Factory demo! Actually, it's more like demos. The maps showcased here have been designed to exhibit the numerous and rich features of Geocode Factory, on a case by case basis.

Purpose:

1Give you a taste of what Geocode Factory can do for you,

2Inspire your quest for a new idea you are looking to implement on your project,

3And/or simply compliment the existing documentation by providing working examples of many GF features

Radius - Sales area feature

sales areaThe sales area feature of Geocode Factory allows you to display the area covered by each entry's activity. By using the sales area feature, each entry can have it's own radius to reflect the area it will cover.

For example, if the entry is a restaurant, the sales area feature may be used to display the area where they will deliver to. If the entry is a wifi network node (or any other type of "antenna"), the sales area can be used to display the distance where this signal is available.

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Directory - Category Selector

category-selectorDo you want the users of your map to browse the entries of your directory by selecting individual categories?  With Geocode Factory you can easily create a frontent category selector dropdown menu which will automatically populate the list with the categories found in your 3rd party extension of choice.

In this next map we will be using Sobipro as the example component and the default "Business directory" categories just as they appear on the official SobiPro Demo

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Automatic marker icons

icon options smallIn Geocode Factory you have a wide variety of sources available to you for selecting the marker icons to be used for your entries. as seen in the image.

A feature we will see in this demo is the category dependant icons. This means that each entry in your markerset will automatically get it's marker icon from the icon assigned to it's category inside SobiPro (the same applies if you use Community Builder, Jomsocial, Mosets, etc,).

We will be using the default "Business directory" icons/categories, just as they appear on the official SobiPro Demo. We will also discuss/explain the other options as well.

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Route planer bubble

directionsGeocode Factory offers you a powerful route planing tool to get to the currently selected entry from your position (or any address).

In the following demo map, you are creating a website for aliens who just came onto this planet from a distant galaxy and are interested in travelling to different cities in search for the best city to move to. 

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KML / XML / GeoRSS layers

earthquakesIn addition to markers from 3rd party Joomla applications, Geocode Factory can also display data from kml/kmz/GeoRss feeds.

In the following example you see a feed of the last 50 earthquakes worldwide.This feed is provided by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), and is by definition,  updated in real time. 

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Radius - frontend auto-locate

radius

So you want your map to automatically detect the user's position/location and only load the markers around him/her? Have a look at this next demo to see how you can do this easily with Geocode Factory!

You will however need to allow the browser to detect your location when prompted.

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Radius - backend defined

radius backFrom the bakend you can choose to load only the markers of a markerset that fall within a given radius. This means you can load entries based on a given radius around a fixed point. This fixed point can be the (logged-in) registered profile position of the user,  the current entry position (automatic emphasis on the entry or entries being browsed), or the defined map center.

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Markers filtering

Geocode Factory allows you an almost unlimited number of ways to filter your source data in order to select what you really want to display on a map. The filtering criteria can be applied on the data's custom fields, categories, access level, etc, which often allows you to extend the functionality of your 3rd party extension in many creative ways. 

On this next map we have created 2 markersets based on the same data source, a section of SobiPro consisting of cities.

The filters have been applied to the population - a SobiPro custom field - to seperate the cities in two groups (markersets): Those with more than 1 000 000 residents, and those with less.

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Toggle Multi Selector

multiselectYou have more than one markerset to display and you want to allow users to select which one(s) to display on the map at their own will? As you may have guessed, you can easily do this with Geocode Factory!

In this example we have again the same two markersets as in the previous map demo: One is a list of cities populated with more than 1 million people and the other with less than that. 

Each markerset can be defined by it's own settings and filters in Geocode Factory. 

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Marker Sidelist Selector

list-selectorAnother way to present your entries and allow your users to browse through them on the map is to add a sidelist which contains them. This way, when a user clicks on an entry found in the sidelist, the map centers around the selected entry's marker.  

In this next map you will see the marker sidelist containing different cities.

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Clustering

clusterAre there too many markers on your map making the marker cloud unreadable in some locations? The solution is clustering!

Clustering is a fully customisable feature on Geocode Factory. You can select the type of icon used and it's size, the zoom level, as well as the grid size.

 

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Styling the maps

Geocode Factory lets you style you google map applying your choice of colors to the map elements (water, country bounds and names, roads, etc).  In just a few easy steps you can apply original styles to your maps. This is based on Google Maps API v3 Styled Maps functionality. 

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Custom map types

You dont want to display the standard Google maps? You have your own map? You need to display the Openstreet map or simply prefer the Bing map? Or maybe a complex combination of all - or any - of the above? Geocode Factory makes all this possible to set up in your backend map settings.

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