jQuery Map plugins allow you create interactive maps for visualizing your important data elegantly. Though there are various providers available which offers interactive maps with myriad of features and customizable options but still if you want more flexibility and options then you can choose jQuery Map Plugins for better interaction. With these following jQuery Map Plugins you can create beautiful interactive maps, can track your visitors and deliver a user friendly environment to them.
Check out some of the Best jQuery Map Plugins which you can consider for your websites in 2016.
1. GS Google Maps Directions
This is a light plugin that allows you to define maps, and gives you the option to display the directions between two points using Geolocation or a specific point. Also it has the options for searching a new route.
SmallWorld.js is a utility for generating map overviews using GeoJSON and HTML Canvas. It was created out of a need to render simple map previews, quickly and efficiently without heavy client libraries.
7. Lazy Loading Google Maps
8. jQuery Travelmap
9. jQuery Latitude Longitude Picker Gmaps
Activ’Map is a JQuery plugin using the Google Maps API V3 and Bootstrap 3.x which display a map with markers sorted by categories. You can define the center of the map by simply inputting the latitude and the longitude, comes with custom marker for each place, you can also customize your map with snazzy maps and also includes JSON support.
13. jQuery Location Picker Plugin
15. Google Maps Draw Module
This module provides a responsive web interface to users for adding markers and drawing polygons, rectangles, polylines and circles in order to create maps online. Users are able to add/edit/delete objects on Google Maps. Also users can enter title and description for all objects they create.
16. jQuery Mapael
jQuery Mapael is a jQuery plugin based on raphael.js that allows you to display dynamic vector maps. with Mapael, you can display a map of the world with clickable countries. You can also build simple dataviz by setting some parameters in order to automatically set a color depending on a value to each area of your map and display the associated legend. Moreover, you can plot cities on the map with circles, squares or images by their latitude and longitude.
Mapael supports all modern browsers and Internet Explorer 9+. For older versions of IE, you can load jQuery 1.11.x and Raphael.js 2.1.2 as dependencies, most of the jQuery Mapael features should work fine.
17. jQuery Google Maps Store Locator Plugin
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. It requires jQuery and Google Maps API v3 so you need to have both in your page. With this plugin you can run as many maps you want, it has support for directions, polygons, circles, polylines, fusion tables and styled maps.
19. jVectorMap jQuery Plugin
jVectorMap is a jQuery plugin employed to show vector maps and visualize data on HTML pages. It uses SVG in all modern browsers like Firefox 3 or 4, Safari, Chrome, Opera, IE9, while legacy support for older versions of IE from 6 to 8 is provided with VML. Using jVectorMap is pretty simple as for any other jQuery plugin
StatMapSVG is a jQuery plugin to display statistical data in the form of a map such as the number of people in each area, the location and distribution of data, grouping data based on the value of a specified interval, and others. StatMapSVG takes map files in SVG format and makes them interactive. You can use StatMapSVG for country maps, province maps, city maps, floor plans and others.
21. Address Picker Plugin with Map Display
Address Picker Plugin is autocomplete filled by google map geocoder suggestions. Also map displays selected address, even while you navigate in autocomplete suggestions. Lat and Lng fields are just for information. You can even adjust marker position on the map.
23. Geo Directions
GeoDirections is a simple but useful and customizable geolocated directions map. It allows you to create a “target marker” (for your office, your shop or whatever you want) so when your user / customer wants to find you, he is automatically geolocated and a direction between you and him is drawn.
jQuery plugin for interactive SVG maps. Wayfinding provides the shortest route through a series of one or more svg maps. It supports client side map processing or pretraversal of the maps with the server holding the cached traversals. It is useful for kiosks and interactive digital signage, but can also be used to share mobile maps.
With Mapplic you can create responsive maps using your own images and svg vectors, you can also build world maps and country maps easily.
This plugin includes number of hany features like zoom and pan controls, multiple floor support, minimap, tooltip, lightbox, categories, filterable list and many more. Simply put, there is no other application with similar feature set.
26. jQuery Birdseye
jQuery Birdseye is a plugin for replicating the “search in map” functionality of Yelp/Airbnb/Google using the API of your choosing. With a small bit of setup, you can have the sweet, mapsearchy goodness that these sites do, at a fraction of the cost.
With jHERE, you can easily add interactive maps to your website. In only 4KB, you get a powerful map API, highly customizable markers, event handling and info bubbles. Bonus features are KML support and data visualization via heatmaps.
28. Google Maps Events
“Google Maps Events” is a nice way for show locations info when click on map’s markers. The script using XML files for show the information for each location. You can show the information in an accordion menu, in tabs menu, as modal window or in a simple div in any area of your pages! You can add the location coordinates in XML file or get the coordinates by address (geocoding)! The script coming with 25 demos and a useful tool for find the coordinates by address!
The jQuery mapbox() plugin is for creating relatively small scale, zoomable, draggable maps with multiple layers of content. This framework could be applied to games, development plans, or any layout that could benefit from being able to zoom in and pan to get a better view.
30. jQuery jLocator Plugin
With above plugins you can create beautiful interactive maps and can present your vital data easily. You can create unlimited number of maps for your applications. Let us know which plugin you like most by commenting below.