More than just a mapping extension
Create advanced directories with custom legends, pins, infoboxes and hundreds of locations. Define the content for each location using CCK functionality. And, give your users the ability to search and filter using familiar UI elements.
Integrated map search and filters
Enter a location or postal code and FocalPoint will zoom in and display locations within the radius you define.
Not all locations are the same
Want to add dining options to your restaurant listings? ...or an email address to your accommodation pins? No probs. Using CCK functionality you define the fields for each location type.
Everything you see on a map is configurable. Want to enable mouse zooming or use satellite view? No problem. There’s options for that in the global configuration and individually for each map. Don’t want search? There’s a checkbox for that. Want to change the search radius or use satellite view? There’s fields for that. Want a different pin? We’ve included over 100.
Build your own templates
If you know a bit of PHP and HTML you can build your own templates using Joomla’s override system. Any custom fields you create are available for layout within your template. It's as easy as this
echo $this->renderCustomField(‘your_custom_field’, true);
Just check the box and street view is available to your users right in your website.
Some locations just can’t be pigeon holed. Like the local YMCA. They have a swimming pool, gym, skate bowl, creche and cafe. So, do you define it as a Sporting Venue, Aquatic Centre, Place to Eat or Childcare? How about all of the above? No problem.
Focus on usability
To tell you a short story… we started building FocalPoint early 2013 on Joomla 2.5 with a roadmap based on the front end functionality. Features were being added and tested and things were powering along. But, the admin felt, well, a little bloated. We made the decision late 2013 to migrate all our work to Joomla3.x and completely redesigned the backend workflow. We narrowed the admin editing screens down to just 4 views.
Maps on any device
FocalPoint is fully responsive. Your maps will adapt to any screen size - even changes to orientation after it loads.
Magically adapts to your template
The FocalPoint stylesheets don’t contain any font, size, line height or color declarations whatsoever. All paragraph, heading and link styles will be inherited from your template. In addition, all FocalPoint style declarations are prefixed with “#focalpoint” so styles will only apply to the FocalPoint extension.
Just show me the info
Some of your users are pointers and clickers. Others are scrollers and flickers. Enable the list view and give the flickers the ability to scroll through your location list. They can even search and filter the list using the same controls as the map view.