Back in 2010, I created a WordPress plugin called Routes and released it to the public on this web site. It allows you to add geographical information to WordPress posts and pages, and display them on a map. I created it for a travel blog, because I couldn't find a Drupal or WordPress module/plugin with similar functionality -- we wanted not to show not just one or a few geographical points on each blog post, but the details of our bike touring routes.
Also, this version requires fewer modifications of your theme in order to work. If you're updating from the older Routes to this one, you'll need to remove the call to
in the footer file, but everything else will probably work fine.
As a note, I considered (for my own site, anyway) migrating to Drupal and using its existing ecosystem of geographical modules, but I eventually decided against it. Here's why:
- The main Drupal module for storing geographical information is Geofield, but it wouldn't work at all for my purposes, because it does not support storing elevation, text tags, city, or state information along with the latitude and longitude.
- You can mix Geofield (apparently) with the Address Field module to add address information, but that still doesn't support text tags. I'm not sure the combination works well with multiple points either or maintains the correlation between the individual items in each field.
- Neither Geofield nor Address Field supports input of an entire route containing hundreds of points very well, with mixed map and textual input, the way the Routes plugin does.
- I also wasn't convinced that the output options were great. I probably would have ended up writing some of my own code for putting the information out on a map.