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MapReady ======== A Rails plugin to convert models into map ready marker objects. Includes support for marker clustering and offsetting. Requires the geokit and geokit-rails. The plugin provides several strategies for building map marker objects from mappable ActiveRecord models. Currently, a mappable ActiveRecord model is one that "acts_as_mappable" as defined in the geokit-rails plugin (dependency). The strategies include: 1. one-to-one conversion (simple), 2. grouping by proximity (clustered), 3. offsetting by location (offset). Dependencies ============ Currently map_ready depends on the geokit gem and the geokit-rails plugin geokit - http://github.com/andre/geokit-gem/tree/master geokit-rails - http://github.com/andre/geokit-rails/tree/master Example ======= Setup Say for your Rails app you're building a map of all the best burger joints in your area. To make your burger joints map ready: 1. Use geokit/geokit-rails to provide geolocations (lat, lng) and add 'acts_as_mappable' to the class definition. 2. Add 'acts_as_map_marker' to the class definition. This declaration provides the interface for the marker builders to translate your mappable class to map markers. class BurgerJoint < ActiveRecord::Base acts_as_mappable acts_as_map_marker end Usage Simple markers = MapReady::MarkerBuilder::Simple.new(burger_joints).create_markers Clustered markers = MapReady::MarkerBuilder::Clusterable.new(burger_joints).create_markers Offset markers = MapReady::MarkerBuilder::Offsetable.new(burger_joints).create_markers Copyright (c) 2009 Ross Kaffenberger, released under the MIT license