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Maps for BuddyBeacon is a WordPress plugin that allows you to display map tracks over a set time period or live via ViewRanger’s BuddyBeacon capability. The markers are shown on a Google Map, with an optional info box displaying map title, date range and distance covered. Info Windows provide information for each beacon (date, altitude, longitude and latitude).

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WordPress.org

This plugin is available to download from the WordPress.org repository.


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Github

The most recent source code for this plugin can be found on Github.


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This plugin works by displaying your custom Google Map and route through the use of shortcodes on any page or post. Your BuddyBeacon ‘routes’ can be defined by selecting date and time ranges to match your trip, or for a long-distance or live adventure you can set the end date to ‘current’ so that the map shows your live route.

Customization options range from map type (eg. roadmap, satellite, terrain, hybrid), to beacon and route colours, beacon shape, and map alignment and size. You can choose to hide or show the Info Box underneath the map (which shows the map title, date range and total distance covered – in miles or kilometres), as well as customise the background and text colour. You can also click on each individual beacon on the map to see an Info Window with information from that particular beacon – date / time, altitude, and longitude / latitude.

To display a map in a page or post just add the shortcode: [bb_maps id="{id}"] where {id} is the id of the map you want to display, for example [bb_maps id="3"]. For more information see the ‘FAQ’ section.

 

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Front-end display

Example Maps for BuddyBeacon display

‘Add Map’ settings page

BuddyBeacon Add Map page

For more information and to install the plugin, visit the Maps for BuddyBeacon plugin page at WordPress.org.