Slick Google Map 0.3 released
I just have pushed a new version of the Slick Google Map plugin for WordPress to the servers. There are not many changes, but a crucial fix for parsing coordinates in DMS (degree-minute-second) format.
The documentation described that all kind of DMS formats can be used to specify a location, but these DMS encoded locations were sent to Google for geocoding. Unfortunately it seems Google is incapable of handling DMS formats, and returns slightly of coordinates. By using a library for DMS conversion, which I adapted slightly, it is now possible to use a wide variety of location formats. Practically everything that can reasonably interpreted as a location will be properly converted to decimal coordinates.
Plans for the next release are:
- prepare for translation via the WordPress translation team
- add html support for the marker text via uuencoding