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easyMap simple goolge maps addon for Pixelpost v0.31β

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Developer Description


easyMap for Pixelpost reads the EXIF of your photos, searches for geodata (longitude/latitude) and allows you to add a link, showing where the image was taken on a (google) map.

easyMap uses lytebox (http://www.dolem.com/lytebox/) to show the map with a "lightbox"-overlay. If a browser without JavaScript is used, a static image to the google map page with the photo's coordinates is used.

All you need is PHP 4.2.0 (or above) with the '--enable-exif' option active to read the exif data and images with geodata inside their EXIF, of course! If you want to use the <EASY_MAP_LOCATION>tag your IPTC-data needs to be tagged accordingly.

easyMap for Pixelpost provides two Template-Tags:

  • <EASY_MAP_LINK>: displays a link opening a google-maps overlay, or, if no geodata was found, a text message.
  • <EASY_MAP_LOCATION>: displays a link with the format: city/state/country opening a google-maps overlay, or, if no geodata was found, a text message.

You can see the plugin at work on my photoblog: http://makrograf.com/index.php?showimage=30

Click on Comments&Details to see the link.

Read the included readme.txt or this page ;)


  • Download the addon
  • Extract the easyMap.zip and open the easyMap.php!
  • Save the easyMap.php and upload the whole _easyMap-folder to your addons-folder of the pixelpost installation
  • Activate the Addon in the Admin-panel. A map appears if you did it right!


There is a language-folder inside (_easyMap/lang), containing two files for English and German. Only three variables are used right now, add additional language files (standard pixelpost language abbreviations as filename used, de.php/en.php/fr.php...) if your blog needs them.

Feel free to contact me then, I will be happy to include these files in upcoming releases.

version history


  • Added analysis of Longitude/Latitude reference for correct location handling


  • Changed the way EXIF data is read. Exifer (comes with Pixelpost) used for compatibility issues
  • Supressed wrong API key Alert box
  • Runs without Javascript (static google maps Image displayed instead)
  • Improved handling of wrong API keys (no front page popup errors anymore) and alternate link pointing to google maps with the photos coordinates displayed instead
  • added tiny debugging-part in admin panel


  • Added second Tag:
  • Added API-key Checker inside the Admin panel
  • changed the way images are analyzed, to prevent errors inside Admin panel (executed now only in /index.php)
  • fixed the thumbnail-url passed to the map.php
  • one language-variable added in language files ($easyMap_no_location)
  • some minor changes


  • initial release of easyMap for pixelpost

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  1. Perfect 5
    Unknown 7 Years Ago Report as Spam

    After some great help from Andreas it works fine. This is a great Addon!!!

  2. Perfect 5
    Unknown 8 Years Ago Report as Spam

    this is a killer addon!!!

  3. Perfect 5
    Unknown 8 Years Ago Report as Spam

    Superb, works fine. Just what i needed. Thnx for the effort!