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1Plone Google Maps
3  Plone Google Maps (qPloneGoogleMaps) is a Google Maps view product
4  for the Plone content management system which enables integration
5  of Google Maps into Plone sites.
7Plone Google Maps Features
9   1. Due to qPloneGoogleMaps you can set up the latitude and longitude
10      of your site objects and have their maps exhibited on your site.
11   2. Any object with the latitude-longitude has an additional map
12      portlet displaying this object. This portlet, in turn, has a
13      template "Large screen". If you click on the large screen below
14      the portlet, you will be able to see the full-size map of the
15      page with its description.
16   3. The folders containing objects with the latitude-longitude
17      parameters have an additional display view - "maps view",
18      which gives an opportunity to see the full-size map with all
19      these objects.
20   4. There is a new content type "Map" which can have other content
21      types - "overlays". It enables the positioning of different
22      objects on one map showing them with the markers of different
23      colours.
25Plone Google Maps Installation
27    * Install qPloneGoogleMaps and geolocation as Zope products
28    * Install these two products in your Plone instance with Quick
29      Installer (Plone Control Panel ->Add/remove Products)
31How To Use qPloneGoogleMaps
33 Use Case 1
35    Let's assume you need to show two objects (Plone pages) situated in
36    one folder on one map.
38      * Suppose you have a folder "School"
39      * Create two pages for this folder ("School 1", "School 2")
40      * Go to the page "School 1" and click on the tab "geolocation"
41      * You will see a page with the latitude, longitude,zoom, type
42        fields and an empty Google map. Fill in the fields which determine
43        map displaying properties and then click on map for choosing
44        marker position and then click the "Save" button
45      * Do the same steps for the page "School 2"
46      * Go to the folder "School"
47      * Choose "maps view" from the "display" drop-down menu. You will
48        see the map with both of these objects ("School 1", "School 2")
49        marked with the markers. If you click on one of these markers
50        you will see its name and description appear beside it (after
51        the click on this name you will be taken to the page the marker
52        displays)
54 Use Case 2
56    Let's assume, you need to show many objects situated in different
57    folders on one map.
59      * Suppose, you have a folder "Nigeria".
60      * Go to this folder and add "map" item from the "add item" drop-down
61        menu.
62      * If you go to the "map" you've created, you will notice that it
63        can have an additional content type "overlay":
64      * Choose "overlay" from "add item" drop-down menu
65      * Enter Short Name and title of a new overlay
66      * Click "browse" button for the "Markers Source" pop-up window to appear
67      * Now choose the folder containing the object with the latitude-
68        longitude parameters you want your marker to be tied to and click
69        "insert"
70      * Return to the "Edit Overlay" page to select the marker's color
71        which will be shown on the map
72      * Click the "Save" button
73      * Complete the same steps for creating overlays for other objects of
74        the folder "Nigeria"
75      * Go to this folder and choose the map
79  * Myroslav Opyr,
81  * Vitaliy Podoba,
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