Interactive Geo Maps – My new free WordPress plugin

I recently released in a new plugin in the WordPress plugin repository. It allows you to create interactive maps of the world, continents or any country in the world.

It was kind of a soft launch, as I’m still polishing out some features, but the plugin is ‘production ready’. I’ll be slowly marketing it to potential users. You can already visit the official website for some demos.

Screenshot of official webpage for Interactive World Maps
Official website

This plugin is a spinoff of my previous Interactive World Maps plugin, which is doing well, but needed a revamp. I decided to develop one from scratch and make a free version available. This new version uses the powerful amcharts library which provides hundreds of maps, all of them available in the plugin.

Some of the features included:

  • More than 200 maps available, including maps of the USA, US States divided by counties, Continent Maps, several World Maps and all countries in the world;
  • Colour regions/countries, setup a hover colour and click actions, like open a link when the region or country is clicked;
  • Add markers to any location on a map based on coordinates. Setup a hover colour and click actions;
  • Choose different projections (Mercator, Miller, Albers…);
  • Include or exclude specific regions of the selected map.

I plan to expand the plugin and include custom maps that are not available in the amcharts library. In particular maps of specific popular cities and region maps of my home country Portugal.

I’ve created a demo page where you can preview all maps currently available, which are more than 200.

If you had the opportunity to try the map and have some feedback, feel free to leave a comment below!

Posted by Carlos Moreira

Web developer based in Porto, Portugal, working mostly with WordPress. Disclosure: Some of the links in this blog are 'affiliate links.' This means if you click on a link to a commercial product and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

2 Replies to “Interactive Geo Maps – My new free WordPress plugin”

  1. Hello Carlos,

    first at all, nice work, fantastic plugin.

    I wonder if I need a license for the commercial use of SVG Maps by amcharts.com, if so, that should be better communicated.

    “All maps are available for free for non-commercial use under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. For commercial use please consider acquiring an amCharts 4 license.” via amcharts.com/svg-maps/

    Reply

    1. H Chrisi! Thank you for the feedback! Glad you like the plugin.
      You do not need a license to use the maps offered from the plugin. I have purchased a amcharts license to be able to redistribute the maps within the plugin, so you won’t need any license. I have included this info in the FAQ of the plugin page https://wordpress.org/plugins/interactive-geo-maps/#faq
      Greetings, Carlos

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