Maps and Geolocation

Note

This add-on first appeared in version 4.10.1.

Functionality

  1. Maps by Google or Yandex on the following pages:

    Yandex map doesn't require an API key, but will stop working for the rest of the day if you go over the daily limit of requests.
  2. Automatic detection of the customer’s city, and the ability to for the customer to choose a different city via the Customer location block. The determined or selected city (along with country and state) will be used at checkout.

  3. (optional) Location-dependent estimation of shipping rates and time on a product page.

    The availability of shipping methods depends on customer's location and is determined automatically.

Configuration

The Maps and Geolocation add-on is installed like any other add-on. Once the add-on is installed, click the add-on’s name to open its settings:

  • Provider determines the third-party service that your store uses for maps and geolocation:

    • Google is selected by default. However, for maps and geolocation to work, you’ll need to set up an API key at the Google website. Go to the Google Maps Platform page, select projects Maps and Places, and then follow the instructions at the page.

      Note

      There is also another way: go directly to Google Developers Console and manually enable Geocoding API, Places API, Maps JavaScript API, Geolocation API, and Maps Static API. In this case you’ll need to manually set up billing for your project (for example, link a credit card), or else the map won’t work.

    • Yandex can be chosen instead of Google. It won’t require an API key, unless you use the paid version of the API.

    When you get an API key, just add it to the corresponding tab of the add-on’s settings and save the changes.

  • Show shipping cost and time on product pages does what it says: if you enable it, product pages will contain the time and rate estimations for the shipping methods available for the customer’s location.