Can Google Maps be used for other than post locations? Like authors? Or with the Directory plugin?

Hi,

Trying to create a sort of interactive business directory, I'd like to know if there is any way to either use Google Maps to display Author (business owners) locations or to integrate it with either the BuddyPress or the Directory plugin.

I fear BuddyPress will bring too much 'other community stuff' I don't need so the Directory plugin might suit me better but only if it can be made to work with some kind of Geo localisation.

Thanks for any advice :slight_smile: