Helpers for Google Maps v3 in Rails - Using html 5, the google maps api v3 and the static maps api Supports unobtrusive maps in Rails 3 (and 2.3, but preferably 3) using the new google maps v3 api.
Installing bhm-google-maps is simple. To get started with a rails 3 app:
- Add the gem to your Gemfile: Add
- Generate the js into your app:
- Configure as needed
Some parts of bhm-google-maps may need to be configured - e.g. out of the box, it will append the google
maps js url to the page and the gmap.js from where it was called, as an example of changing this, we suggest
config/initializers/bhm_google_maps_config.rb and configuring from there. e.g:
For a fuller / more in depth reference, see configuration below.
If you're using bhm-google-maps with Barista, you can skip
rake bhm-google-maps:install task, it will register itself as a framework with the default
Currently, bhm-google-maps is designed to show a single map w/ static fallback. To do this,
you use the
draw_map_of helper. You pass it an object you wish to plot, typically following the
object.lngreturn latitude / longitude respectively
object.to_sreturns the string representing the address / the address
Of course, this can be changed via other conventions. For this example, we'll use the following class demo:
class Location attr_accessor :address, :lat, :lng def initialize(address, lat, lng) @address = address @lat = lat @lng = lng end def to_s; address.to_s; end end
Then, in your view, you could simple call:
<%= draw_map_of Location.new("My House", 12.345, 56.789) %>
draw_map_of accepts a hash of options for:
:static_map_html- options to pass to the image_tag for the static map.
:static_map- options to pass to the BHM::GoogleMaps::StaticMap constructor. These include
:marker- options to pass to the
You also get the following helpers:
using_gmaps_js?- whether or not the embed method has been called
use_gmaps_js- calls your embed method for the js - see configuration.
google_maps_url(sensor = false)- returns the url for the google maps api v3.
static_map_of_addresses(addresses)- returns an image tag for an array of addresses.
static_map_of_address(address)- returns an image tag for a given address
For configuration purposes, there are a set of options on
BHM::GoogleMaps. You can
set them via
BHM::GoogleMaps.option_name = value
container_class- the map class for the container div, defaults to gmap. If changed, you must update the js.
static_map_class- the class of the container div, removed via js when made dynamic.
include_js_proc- how to embed js in the page (e.g. using content_for), defaults to using concat. Is called as a proc w/ the template passed as the only argument.
address_to_s_proc- passed an address, converts it to a string (defaults to to_s)
address_to_lat_lng_proc- passed an address, returns an array w/ lat and lng.
Ideally these options should be set in an initializer.
- Fork the project.
- Make your feature addition or bug fix.
- Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
- Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
- Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
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