A Symfony2 bundle which provides geographical features for ORM entities and object oriented Google Maps rendering.
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The GeographicalBundle provides automatic geographic coordinate querying for ORM entities as well as rendering of javascript maps for the entities in your Symfony2 project using annotations. It also allows for object oriented javascript maps to be rendered without using any of the coordinate querying features. The bundle uses Google maps by default, but other maps are always being integrated and you can always write your own map renderer.

See Resources/doc/index.rst for full documentation.


Get the bundle

To install the bundle, place it in the vendor/bundles/Vich/GeographicalBundle directory of your project. You can do this by adding the bundle as a submodule, cloning it, or simply downloading the source.

git submodule add https://github.com/dustin10/GeographicalBundle.git vendor/bundles/Vich/GeographicalBundle

Add the namespace to your autoloader

Add the Vich namespace to your autoloader:

// app/autoload.php
    // ..
    'Vich' => __DIR__.'/../vendor/bundles'

Initialize the bundle

To start using the bundle, register the bundle in your AppKernel:

public function registerBundles()
    $bundles = array(
        // ...
        new Vich\GeographicalBundle\VichGeographicalBundle(),


You have to activate the listener for each entity manager. The id is the id of the DBAL connection. If you want to use the twig map rendering functions then you should also enable them.

# app/config/config.yml
        default: ~
        enabled: true


Now you need to annotate the entites you would like to query for coordinates. There are two annotations to use. You will need to use different annotations.
You will use the class annotation @Vich\Geographical to mark the entity as geographical and the @Vich\GeographicalQuery annotation to mark the method in the class whose return value is used as the query to the query coordinate service. The following is a working example entity:

use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping as ORM;
use Vich\GeographicalBundle\Annotations as Vich;

 * @ORM\Entity
 * @Vich\Geographical
class Location
    // ..
     * @ORM\Column(type="decimal", scale="7")
    protected $latitude

     * @ORM\Column(type="decimal", scale="7")
    protected $longitude

    // ..

     * Notice the latitude property must have a setter
    public function setLatitude($value)
        $this->latitude = $value;
     * Notice the longitude property must have a setter
    public function setLongitude($value)
        $this->longitude = $value;

     * @Vich\GeographicalQuery
     * This method builds the full address to query for coordinates.
    public function getAddress()
        return sprintf(
            '%s, %s, %s %s',

Displaying maps with Twig

The Twig extensions in the GeographicalBundle make it easy to render Google maps for your entities. This bundle also allows you to create a map and render it without using the annotation features provided.

See Resources/doc/index.rst for full documentation on creating maps.

Create a Map class

To display a map for your entity first you need to create a class that extends the base Vich\GeographicalBundle\Map\Map class.

namespace Vich\GeographicalBundleExampleBundle\Map;

use Vich\GeographicalBundle\Map\Map;

 * LocationMap.
class LocationMap extends Map
     * Constructs a new instance of LocationMap.
    public function __construct()

        // set some options

The example above will create a map with default options except for the width and height.

Next you will need to declare your map as a service and tag it with the vichgeo.map tag and give it an alias. Here is an XML example.

# Resources/config/map.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

<container xmlns="http://symfony.com/schema/dic/services"
    xsi:schemaLocation="http://symfony.com/schema/dic/services http://symfony.com/schema/dic/services/services-1.0.xsd">

        <service id="vich_geographical_bundle_example.map.location" class="Vich\GeographicalBundleExampleBundle\Map\LocationMap">
            <tag name="vichgeo.map" alias="location" />


Next include the services you just defined in your config.yml file.

# app/config/config.yml
    - { resource: "@MyBundle/Resources/config/map.xml" }

Now in your Twig template you can use render the map using your annotated entity or array of entities.

You can include any javascripts the map renderer needs in your <head> section with the vichgeo_include_js Twig function.

{{ vichgeo_include_js() }}

If your map renderer requires any stylesheets then you can render them in your <head> section by using the vichgeo_include_css function.

{{ vichgeo_include_css() }}

Now you are ready to render the map. The vichgeo_map_for Twig function will render the specified by for the entity or array of entities passed into the second parameter. The function will automatically read the annotations of your entity and fetch the location coordinates for the marker.

{{ vichgeo_map_for('location', location) }}

Refer to Resources/doc/index.rst for full documentation.