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July 19, 2006 10:56 AM   Subscribe

Adding a searchable "store locations" to your website.

I have a client who wishes to add a searchable "store locations" database on their website. They have a simple drop down form by state, but would prefer to search by zip, is there a quick and dirty way to make it integrate with google maps or something similar.
posted by mrzarquon to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
If by quick and dirty you mean compiling a list of store addresses into an XML file, then figuring out the Google API so that you can load each address into the map, then yes, there is.

Google API is really easy once you've worked with it. There are a lot of tutorials around, I don't remember any specific ones that helped me, however.
posted by hatsix at 11:04 AM on July 19, 2006


Using PHP/MySQL? Try this.

If not, there's always HotScripts.com Try searching for store locator.
posted by stevis at 11:35 AM on July 19, 2006


Thanks for the info. I am unfortunately not their web developer, they don't exactly have one, so I was wondering if someone had already done a project we could work with, considering a lot of the "pay to use our business zip code search" are not the direction they want to go.
posted by mrzarquon at 11:38 AM on July 19, 2006


http://www.ultimatelocator.com/demo.htm via hotscripts.com via stevis.

sent the link to the client, it offers tech support for the product, etc. A commercial solution, but it can be hosted on their own server.

Thanks again!
posted by mrzarquon at 11:52 AM on July 19, 2006


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