We have just released the beta versions of two maps plugins for DJ-Classifieds.
Yandex Maps and Baidu Maps.
Detailed maps of cities and regions in Europe and the world: street names, building numbers, and businesses.
Baidu Maps is a desktop and mobile web mapping service application and technology provided by Baidu, offering satellite imagery, street maps, street view ("Panorama" - zh:百度全景) and indoor view perspectives, as well as functions such as a route planner for traveling by foot, car, or with public transportation.
How to proceed to test the new maps
Navigate to the Downloads section and download the plugin (please note that the download section is available for active DJ-Classifieds subscribers).
Once you have installed the plugin/s you need to enable one of them (the one that you want to test), provide the API key (required for Baidu, not needed for Yandex as far as we know, but there is a field in the plugin to enter it if needed).
This way the maps inside the adverts will display as Baidu or Yandex Maps.
For Baidu maps, you can also try to use the DJ-Classifieds Maps module to display the Baidu map in it.
Open the mod_djclassifieds_maps module and in the Advanced tab choose "Baidu Maps" in Map Provider parameter and save the module.
The maps module should now display Baidu Maps instead of default Google Maps.
Plans for the future:
We're investigating the Places API for Yandex and Baidu to allow usage of the autocomplete feature and possibility of choosing the location on the map on the submission form and in the search and filters module, to operate similarly to Google Maps.
Please download and check what we have now and let us know in comments what you think about it? What features related to the maps would be most interesting to you?