maps and multiple markers

I’m trying to ascertain if some WP plugins will accommodate multiple markers on one map.

I have about 1700 records of data with addresses and lat and lng with descriptions and other data,

and want them all on one US Map ( or multiple state maps). Reading through documentation on many different plugins the one plugin that seemed to do it also seems broken. ( not the one here at WPMU though).

So before i try converting data and trying to create shortcode or figure out whether Google Maps is going to work – let me know if you think this plugin can accomplish this goal.

I just read another article saying in the shortcode if you set overlay to true you can accomplish this.

But with all these records and not wanting to create maps manually, what shortcut can i take to input these records? Will the end result be 1700 posts

with various tags or categories? A simple tut would help.

Thanks in advance

  • eddierosenthal
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    and how to in one fell swoop import this data into the posts?

    Remember I have about 1700+ data points to plot…

    is there an import program that will help with that?

    under the hood, it appears the wp_agm_maps table needs to be populated, and the post_ids

    associated with the wp_posts table? Just guessing…

    the markers column contains a set of values with parens and colons, as well do the options table.

    not knowing what these represent and their relationships i doubt if i could easily come up with a plan to

    diy…

    thanks for your prompt reply!

  • Philip John
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    There’s no real way to easily import a lot of data into maps like that, because it relies on it’s own table in the database.

    You would need to first create a post, with a map in the backend then look at the relevant table to see what is added.

    That will give you the information you need to create a custom script that loops through your data (perhaps in a CSV) and add it to the database, as well as creating the posts.

    You might look to modify the CSV importer plugin to get there quicker.

    Thanks

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