The Google Maps API provides a sophisticated way for developers and webmasters to add custom interactive maps to their websites. Below we’ve laid out several jQuery Google Maps Plugins and Tutorials that will make the installing and interaction between a map on your website much easier. Hopefully, you’ll find them helpful for your next web project.
jQuery and Google Maps Tutorial: #1 Basics
In this tutorial you will learn how to get started using jQuery inside the Google Maps environment. I will assume nothing, and explain each piece in detail.
Google Maps API v3 Embedded with Custom Location Pin
This tutorial aims to guide you through the process of embedding a basic map, located at a specific point with a custom pin, which can be particularly useful for ‘contact’ pages.
Embellishing Your Google Map with CSS3 and jQuery
Interactive maps are neat. It’s not hard to get a basic map embedded on your page, but Google provides a rich and easy to use API for embedding and decorating maps on your web page, so there should be no excuse for boring default maps.
Google Maps Slider
This nice Google Maps demo applies a mouseover event to a map sidebar. When you mouseover a listing in the sidebar the map pans to the selected location.
Interactive Google Map using the Twitter API
Using the Twitter API we will retrieve the user’s location, and then display the profile picture on the map. We will also add the click action, after which we will retrieve the user’s 5 latest tweets.
gmap : Smashinglabs
gMap is a jQuery plugin embedding Google Maps into your website.
Google Maps jQuery Plugin V1.01 – Shawn Mayzes
MapIt – Maps Made Your Way
MapIt is a jQuery enabled plug-in that interacts with Google Maps API . The plug-in is designed to make navigating and finding key coordinates anywhere in the world a simple process. Completely driven by XML over AJAX , this plug-in helps you group and organize all your location links.
Point Of Interest (POI) Auto Map
Poi Auto Map combines the power of Google’s Maps and Places APIs to give you a simple way to add highly interactive Point of Interest maps to your website. All you need to do is define a starting address and a list of point of interest categories and POI Auto Map does the rest. Move the map and watch the points update. You can also define a database connection from which to source your POI points. This is the largest update yet in both features and performance.
Google Maps Plugin For jQuery
gMap is a lightweight jQuery plugin that helps you embed Google Maps into your website. With only 2 KB in size it is very flexible and highly customizable.
bMap – jQuery Plugin
The bMap jQuery plugin allows you to quickly and easily add mapping to your website. It has been designed from the beginning to handle lots of markers, lots of layers, and custom marker icons.
gmap3 jQuery plugin
gmap3 is a jquery plugin which allows many manipulation of the google map API version 3.