AppMaps MapQuest

Note: As of Nov 25, 2016 this plugin is no longer for sale. It will continue to work with with Vantage version 1.2 – 3.0 but is no longer supported in 4.0.

Use MapQuest maps on your Vantage site. This plugin provides an alternative to the default Google Maps capability in Vantage.

Once installed, AppMaps MapQuest will enable the option to choose maps from MapQuest. When enabled, all maps for listings and events can be rendered with MapQuest maps. When using AppMaps MapQuest, you can still use the default geocoder from Google Maps.

Other AppMaps plugins are available for Bing. You can have multiple AppMaps plugins installed at once and switch to a new map provider or geocoder at any time (including the default Google Maps).

AppMaps supports Vantage version 1.2 – 3.x and may not work with other maps plugins.

Setup is very simple, see installation tab for more info. Read the FAQ for more info about maps and geocoding.

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Does AppMaps MapQuest provide maps?
Yes.

Does AppMaps MapQuest provide geocoding?
No. You can use Google Maps or AppMaps Bing for geocoding. Google Maps comes as the default map provider and geocoder for Vantage.

Does the AppMaps plugin work with all your themes?
At this time, AppMaps only works with Vantage (our WordPress directory theme). We plan to extend AppMaps to JobRoller and ClassiPress in the future.

Do I need AppMaps to have maps in Vantage?
No, you do not need AppMaps to display maps in Vantage. Google Maps comes with Vantage as the default for maps and geocoding. AppMaps provide alternatives to Google Maps in Vantage.

Can I have multiple AppMaps plugins installed at the same time?
Yes, you can. You can even use one map provider for geocoding and a different one for map rendering.

What is geocoding?
Geocoding is the process of turning a conventional address into coordinates that computers can use. Different maps providers use their own geocoding formulas. Some geocoders may work better for your area.

Does AppMaps work with MapSupreme?
AppMaps has not been tested with MapSupreme or any other maps plugin.

What is MapQuest?
MapQuest is an American free online web mapping service owned by AOL.

Plugin Installation:

  • Purchase and download the AppMaps Mapquest Map Provider plugin
  • Activate the plugin
  • Go to: ‘Vantage -> Geo Settings’
  • Choose from available installed map providers under: ‘Installed Map Providers’
  • Click: ‘Save Changes’
  • Go to tab on top to edit the settings/API key details: ‘Map Provider – Mapquest’
  • Follow instructions to obtain necessary API key(s), or other settings
  • Click: ‘Save Changes’
  • Done!

Settings:

  • Create an account with Mapquest here for the licensed data API: http://developer.mapquest.com/web/products/featured/javascript
  • Follow instructions with Mapquest to activate your account, and create new ‘AppKey’ for the licensed data API
  • Copy/Paste your ‘AppKey’ into the AppMaps settings field
  • Click: ‘Save Changes’
  • Done!
Please visit the dedicated support forum.

Version 1.0 – First release (Aug 19th, 2013)

2 reviews of “AppMaps MapQuest

5 stars
AppMapQyest
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This is working much better than Google, because Google has large chunks of our islands not covered. This is a complete mapping system and I’m delighted to se e it is associated with OpenStreet maps, which I know to be complete and accurate.

Thanks again.

David
dme2

0.5 stars
Map doesnt work
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Since I was ask to leave a review I will, Map doesn’t show after following instructions, I ask for help 5 days ago still no reply.

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 Comments (5)

  • gmssro

    Hi. I have bought this plugin because I have a problem with Google Maps – it seems that some site from my server is using up the 2500 geocoding limit, so the “find on map” function does not work. But after I have installed it I see that even though the maps are changed, the geocoder is still Google… so the problem stays. Is there a way to change to geocoder to mapquest?

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    Yumiko

    @gmssro, just to update this page, I see you have posted your question in the support forums (where we provide all support) and the thread is now resolved. Thanks.

  • Hani

    Is there an admin demo for this plugin please?

  • chris

    Did pike007 over in Reviews get his problem fixed ?

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