Google Maps are popular and very useful to find businesses and other places of interest that we want to know about. The maps are specially integrated by businesses on their websites who allows people to find them easily.
Google Maps are simple and attractive in use although it’s not very easy to integrate. It requires a long and complex process to integrate it on your website. But thank to jQuery which has a large repository of useful Google Map plugins. You just need to install jQuery Maps plugin on your website, and then start designing simple yet attractive maps according to your business requirements.
In this article, I am listing a collection of useful jQuery Google Maps plugins available, which offer a lot of map functionality for adding maps to your website. If you find this article helpful, please share it to others. If you have, any comments do not hesitate to write them below.
A jQuery plugin to list and show nearby places around a certain position using Google Maps.
Mappy.js is a jQuery plugin to select places on a map. As well as picking places, you can add/edit ones to integrate with your own database.
This jQuery plugin takes advantage of Google Maps API version 3 to create an easy to implement store locator. No back-end programming is required, you just need to feed it KML, XML, or JSON data with all the location information.
Maplace.js helps you to embed Google Maps into your website, quickly create markers and controls menu for the locations on map.
MapQuery is a jQuery plugin that you can use to add mapping to your website. Whether you quickly want to add a simple map to a page, or build a feature rich web application, MapQuery is just the thing you need.
Geolocation is a jQuery plugin to get the location of the users visiting your webpage by using Google Maps API v3.
gMap is a lightweight jQuery plugin that helps you embed Google Maps into your website.
VectorMap is a jQuery plugin that show vector maps and visualize data on HTML pages.
Free interactive jQuery map of forty-seven countries of the European continent.
jQuery Map Marker Plugin makes it easy to put multiple markers on Map using Google Map API V3. It is very useful when you have a list of data & you want to show all of them on Map too.
jQuery GPS is a jQuery plugin for people that want to add Google maps to their website.
An advanced jQuery plugin that wraps the Google Maps API’s Geocoding and Places Autocomplete services. You simply provide an input that lets you search for locations with a nice autocomplete dropdown. Optionally add a container to show an interactive map and a form that will be populated with the address details.
With jHERE, you can easily add interactive maps to your website. In only 5KB (2KB Gzipped), you get a powerful map API, highly customizable markers, event handling and info bubbles.
Build a POI map using jQuery & Google Maps v3.
Kartograph is a simple and lightweight framework for building interactive map applications without Google Maps or any other mapping service.