I require a google maps search for joomla, it must be able to do the following:
1) Display a list of businesses along a route, i.e. the user inputs a start and end location. These should be displayed on a google map and also list form. I want to be able to control the number of businesses displayed from the backend (i.e. show 5, 10, 15 etc). I want the user to be able to input the radius to search along the route from the frontend. For an example of this see [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view]
2) To allow the user to search within an area of an inserted address or postcode to display a list of companies and as markers on the map.
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3) To be able to have custom markers for different types of companies (backend defined)
There are a number of google maps modules available that can do some of these tasks (e.g. the hotspots extension) – these could be tweaked to allow the search along a route feature. The database could be run from SOBI2, or whatever is easiest for the designer. The HotSpots extension allows additional information to be inserted about each of the businesses and displayed in balloon form when hovering over the marker – I would also like to be able to do this.
It would be nice to be able to import data from an excel file or similar. In the future I would like the option to be able to extend this to parse an xml file from a 3rd party data.
Please advise if this is possible, costs and timescales involved. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.
I have purchased the hotspots module if you feel this would be the best option and can modify this to show the journey along a route, however it is not essential to use this.
There will be lots of work in the future for a good, reliable person.