I'm looking for a maintained module that allows to add a geo location to a node of a custom content type. I am looking for something that has integration with Google Map API so that it's possible to query the location using an address, ZIP, or name.


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If you are not a fan of Location and Gmap you can try out Gmaps or Open Layers. I am personally not a fan of the Location module and find it bloated and unintuitive. Open Layers has a number of modules that extend it's functionality. Plus it was developed by Development Seed so you know it's good.

  • It's not that I'm not a fan of Location and Gmap, but I need to learn a bit more from them. The Gmaps module was pretty impressive and I think I will stick with that one. Not yet looked on Open Layers, but it looks very interesting. Ty!
    – grm
    Apr 18, 2011 at 21:38

If your are using drupal 7, then my favorite option is openlayers with address field and geofield.

The advantage of openlayers is that you are not tight to one particular map provider, but you can switch just by changing your options.

You can set geofield to take the value of the address field, geocode it and store the lon/lat value of the address. You can then draw the locations on the map. The geofield works with google or yahoo for geocoding.

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