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Start & End point placeholders

Thread began 6/19/2012 9:29 am by CraigR | Last modified 6/25/2012 4:58 pm by Jason Byrnes | 3750 views | 14 replies |

CraigRBeta Tester

Start & End point placeholders

i have added a form with a single field to my google maps page - so the user can enter a postcode for the start point for driving directions.

everything is working ok, but is there a way to display a pushpin, (or whatever) to further highlight the start and end points on the map ?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

it should show an A and B marker by default. can you send a link where i can see the map to look into the problem.

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CraigRBeta Tester

You need a direct link to the test page.

**url link removed**

try IP27 as a postcode

PS is there a setting to change kilometers to miles ?

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the paths for the images aren't correct.

In the webassist/google_javascript folder, open the map php file, find all occurrences of:

MarkerImage('google_javascript/

and change it to:
MarkerImage('webassist/google_javascript/

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CraigRBeta Tester

thanks Jason.

is this the same issue that originally occurred with the standard placeholder path ?

Also. is there a way to display the distances in miles, instead of kilometers ?

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CraigRBeta Tester

Default units

I read in the api documentation that when coordinates are used, default units are always metric.
(I am using coordinates as the postcode isn't accurate enough).

I read you can explicitly set units as metric or imperial, but wasn't sure where to put it.

OK found it.

If anyone else has this issue, add a line to the block starting directionsDisplay.setPanel (.... -> (around line 183 in the map.php page)

replace

travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING

with

travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING,
unitSystem: google.maps.DirectionsUnitSystem.IMPERIAL

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the map JS code, find the following code:

php:
var request = {

        origin: fromAddress.full,
        destination: address.full,
        travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING
      };



and change it to:

php:
var request = {

        origin: fromAddress.full,
        destination: address.full,
        travelMode: google.maps.TravelMode.DRIVING,
        unitSystem: google.maps.UnitSystem.IMPERIAL
      };
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CraigRBeta Tester

thanks Jason, I think our posts must have crossed.

Glad I got the same answer.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

ok, glad you got it working, I also logged a bug for the image paths and feature request so choose the directions units.

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CraigRBeta Tester

‘Confirm form Resubmission’

Following on from my earlier post...

I added a simple form with a single field, (postcode) to my page, to enable visitors to get directions using google maps.
on submit, the postcode field is used to set the starting point, and it works well.

However, if I use the back, then forward buttons on the browser, (chrome), I get an error message
‘Confirm form Resubmission’
I tried setting the form action to self and empty string, also tried saving the field value as a session variable, but I can’t get rid of the message.
Pressing F12 in chrome, I get a message saying that the page is unavailable

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