Just Released: Nice Map for WordPress

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We just released “Nice Map for WordPress”:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nice-map/, a plugin that makes it easy for bloggers to put their existing geotagged posts on beautiful, custom maps. Like “Nice Map for Drupal”:http://www.developmentseed.org/blog/2008/nov/18/hey-thats-nice-map-new-custom-mapping-module-drupal, this plugin is a WMS client — it can get maps from any of the numerous WMS-compliant servers on the web. In the process of making the port, we’ve made the WMS client itself into an independent library that’s easy to drop into any other CMS — details on this soon.

Watch this screencast for an example of how you can install and use the module:

Nice Map for WordPress is built to use existing geo-data. Currently, it’s compatible with “WP-Geo”:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-geo/ and “geo-mashup”:http://code.google.com/p/wordpress-geo-mashup/, so you can get a new view of months of geotagged posts. Like WP-Geo and geo-mashup, you can set Nice Map to automatically append or prepend maps to geotagged content, or you can manually add a tag to your templates so that maps are exactly where you want them. The module also provides a template tag and a shortcode for quickly plotting points within content.

If you’ve been geotagging posts in WordPress or would like to start, check out the module (and update it often) — you’ll be surprised at the possibilities of maps that can perfectly fit your site’s look and show data that you would never find on a basic map.

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