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Saturday 31 January 2015

Free jQuery Map Plugins

In this post we will discuss about some of the free jQuery Map Plugins. You might be familiar with Google Maps API and you have struggle day and night to make it work in your site Or might not be. But for those who needs a simpler API to integrate Maps in their site we bring you some of the free jQuery plugins which we came across.


According to jHERE, Maps are cool, but map APIs are complicated. jHERE solves this problem by offering a simple but powerful map API in the form of a jQuery plugin. With jHERE you can easily add interactive maps to your website. In only 5KB you get a powerful map API, highly customizable markers, event handling and info bubbles. Bonus feature are KML support and data visualization via heatmaps.

Download : https://github.com/mmarcon/jhere/archive/master.zip
Documentation : http://jhere.net/docs.html
Examples : http://jhere.net/#examples

2. gmaps.js (google maps api with less pain and more fun)

According to gmaps.js, it allows you to use the potential of Google Maps in a simple way. No more extensive documentation or large amount of code.

Download : https://raw.github.com/HPNeo/gmaps/master/gmaps.js
Documentation : http://hpneo.github.io/gmaps/documentation.html
Examples : http://hpneo.github.io/gmaps/examples.html

3. Kartograph

According to Kartograph, it is a simple and lightweight framework for building interactive map applications without Google Maps or any other mapping service. It was created with the needs of designers and data journalists in mind. Kartograph is two libraries, one which generates beautiful & compact SVG maps and other which helps you to create interactive maps that run across all major browsers.

Download : http://kartograph.org/js/kartograph.min.js
Documentation : http://kartograph.org/docs/kartograph.js/
Examples : http://kartograph.org/showcase/

4. jQuery Geo

According to jQuery Geo, it is an open-source geospatial mapping project from Applied Geographics, provides a streamlined JavaScript API for a large percentage of your online mapping needs. Whether you just want to display a map page as quickly as possible or you are a more advanced GIS user, jQuery Geo can help.

Download : http://code.jquerygeo.com/jquery.geo-1.0.0-b1.5.min.js
Documentation : http://docs.jquerygeo.com/
Examples : http://docs.jquerygeo.com/examples/all-shingled.html

5. Polymaps

According to Polymaps, it is a free JavaScript library for making dynamic, interactive maps in modern web browsers. Polymaps provides speedy display of multi-zoom datasets over maps, and supports a variety of visual presentations for tiled vector data, in addition to the usual cartography from OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, Bing, and other providers of image-based web maps.

Download : http://polymaps.org/ex/
Documentation : http://polymaps.org/docs/
Examples : http://polymaps.org/download.html

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  2. This module helps to set geo address through Google map api.Gmap Geo Address