Forum: Ruby on Rails Google Maps Plugin

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F677fa685a2cfe8aff31f161062db3d3?d=identicon&s=25 David (Guest)
on 2008-10-14 07:49
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Hi I am looking for some input on the google map plugins that are out
there.  I want to be able to use a google map within my site where two
addresses can be entered and the directions along with the path are
shown.  Is this possible with the Google Maps API in general?  And if
so, does anyone have any implementation experience with any of the
rails plugins out there to give advice on the best one?  Is there one
that will be easier to add directions capability to?  Thanks, Dave
280b78a61a968391b7e07e912be102a8?d=identicon&s=25 Robert Walker (robert4723)
on 2008-10-14 18:19
David,

Although I've not worked with any of the Rails plugins for Google Maps
API, I do have some experience working directly with the API.

This will provide some information about using driving directions with
the API:
http://code.google.com/apis/maps/faq.html#directions_exists

I would assume the Rails plugins might make integration a bit easier,
but the Google Maps API isn't terribly difficult to implement yourself.
I just have no experience with the plugins to know if they would be of
much help.

David wrote:
> Hi I am looking for some input on the google map plugins that are out
> there.  I want to be able to use a google map within my site where two
> addresses can be entered and the directions along with the path are
> shown.  Is this possible with the Google Maps API in general?  And if
> so, does anyone have any implementation experience with any of the
> rails plugins out there to give advice on the best one?  Is there one
> that will be easier to add directions capability to?  Thanks, Dave
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