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Google Maps widget for address fields in Wagtail

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# wagtailgmaps [![PyPI](](

> Simple Google Maps address formatter and LatLng provider for [Wagtail]( fields.

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![Wagtailgmaps screenshot](./screenshot.png)

## Quickstart

``` $ pip install wagtailgmaps```

Add `wagtailgmaps` to your `` `INSTALLED_APPS` section.

Add a couple of necessary constants in your `` file:

WAGTAIL_ADDRESS_MAP_CENTER = 'Wellington, New Zealand'

`WAGTAIL_ADDRESS_MAP_CENTER` must be a properly formatted address. Also, remember valid zoom levels go from 0 to 18. See [Map options]( for details.

> As of June 22 2016, Google maps requires an API key. See how to [Get a key]( While you're there, you'll also need to enable the [Geocoding Service](

wagtailgmaps expects a CharField (or any other field that renders as a text input) and comes with a MapFieldPanel. In your ``, your custom Page model would have something similar to:

address = models.CharField(max_length=255)
# ...

content_panels = [

Notice that the string you pass to the `MapFieldPanel` is the name of the field, just like when using `FieldPanels`.

If instead of outputting a formatted address, you want to output a LatLng, you should add `latlng=True` to the panel:

MapFieldPanel('address', latlng=True)

All the options available are:

- `heading` - A custom heading in the admin, defaults to "Location"
- `classname` - Add extra css classes to the field
- `latlng` - Field returns a LatLng instead of an address
- `centre` - A custom override for this field
- `zoom` - A custom override for this field

When editing the model from the admin interface the affected field shows up with a map, like the screenshot above.

If using the address option, the field gets updated according to the [Google Geocoding Service]( each time:

* The map marker gets dragged and dropped into a location (`dragend` JS event).
* Click happens somewhere in the map (`click` JS event).
* Return key is pressed after editing the field (`enterKey` JS event for return key only).

Feel free to edit the provided JS to add/edit the events you might need.

Once your address field is properly formatted and stored in the database you can use it in your front end Django templates. Example:

<a href="{{ address }}">Open map</a>

Or if you opted for the LatLng pair option:

<a href="{{ latlng }}">Open map</a>

## Development

### Releases

- Make a new branch for the release of the new version.
- Update the [CHANGELOG](
- Update the version number in `wagtailgmaps/`, following semver.
- Make a PR and squash merge it.
- Back on master with the PR merged, use `make publish` (confirm, and enter your password).
- Finally, go to GitHub and create a release and a tag for the new version.
- Done!

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