Geotagging and geolocation maps for Elgg [vazco gmap]

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Adds location field to google-map and forms and related plugins, and allows reverse geocoding.

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  • location select capabilities for Jeroen's Profile Manager plugin
  • location select capabilities for form and related plugins
  • location select capabilities for gogole-map plugin
  • multiple location output formats: map and address links, with and without markers
  • display location on group and user profile
  • can be easily adopted to add location to any content (photo, event etc.). Most of the location selecting capabilities are already supported by a commercial extensions of this plugin listed below
  • guess user's location by his IP address (currently not working, as IP geotagging webservice is down - in development)
  • display maps straight on the user/group/content form
  • reverse geotagging capability

Features of a full version:

  • dynamic map of users
  • search mechanisms, allowing to extend the plugin to filter content on user map
  • extended HUD options
  • ability to use commercial extensions (extensions WON'T WORK with the free version)
  • access to plugin's support group on and to any free updates that are being released there. (In the past 7 months 7 free updates were released)

Full version is available from project's homepage.


  • plugin's full version
  • location on registration
  • friend map widget
  • geotagging tidypics albums and photos
  • geotagging for blogs
  • geotagging for events



  • Elgg 1.6 or higher
  • google-map plugin, ver. 0.92 (included in download file)
  • One of the following plugins:
  1. form plugin and related (flexgroupprofile, flexprofile), ver 0.82
  2. profile manager plugin


  • install google-map plugin and insert google map API in plugin's settings
  • place vazco_gmap plugin below google-map plugin and enable.

1. In case you're using Jeroen's profile manager plugin (recommended):

  • go to Administration -> replace profile fields/replace group fields and add location field to your profile/group form

2. In case you're using Kevin Jardine's forms plugin:

  • go to the Administration->Forms management, and create user or group form
  • add a field to this form, and name it 'location'. Choose the type of this field as 'Google Maps'
  • in case of any trouble, please refer to the forms documentation

Mike Zacher (vazco)

I'm an Elgg expert and CEO of - the first plugin store for Elgg. We focus on development of highly scalable and highly customized Elgg websites.


  • Category: Site admin
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 1970-1-1
  • Downloads: 8427
  • Recommendations: 13

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