GeoContent Joomla component ready for 3.x

GeoContent Plus is a Joomla! 3.x component that let you easily embed beautiful Google Maps or OpenLayers Maps into your Joomla! 3.x website.

GeoContent gives a geographical dimension to your Joomla! website.

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The Map

GeoContent Plus is a Joomla! 3.x component that let you easily embed beautiful Google Maps or OpenLayers Maps into your Joomla!  website.

Standard Joomla! articles, can be bound to geographic features such as POINTsLINEs and POLYGONs and the resulting maps can be shown in the article page and in one or more overview maps.

A single GeoContent Item can be represented by more than one geographic type: so that you can have simultaneously a set of POINTS, some POLYGONS and some LINES for a single Joomla! article.

GeoContent Items on the map are grouped by GeoContent Layers, graphic appearance of GeoContent Items can be fully customized defining styles attributes in the GeoContent Layers configuration panel.

GeoContent Plus was created as a sort of Geographic Index to Joomla! articles, the earliest versions had a tight binding between Joomla! articles and the geometric features that GeoContent Plus was going to show on its maps. Suggestion from the users made GeoContent Plus subsequently evolve to cover more general use cases, it is now possible to createGeoContent Items which are completely unbound from existing Joomla! articles.

The Front-End editor window

The new Access Control List (ACL) features introduced by Joomla! 1.6 are now fully supported by GeoContent Plus allowing a fine grained control over the front-end and back-end user access to the different operations available in the software.

GeoContent Items are also language-aware: they can optionally make use of the same Joomla! language support system recently introduced for Joomla! core articles.


ComGeocontent is open source software, distributed under GPL software license and it is also free software, where “free” means that you can do (almost) whatever you want with this software but it does not mean that it costs nothing. We distribute the component only in bundle with paid 12 month support service that costs 45 €.

To receive a copy of GeoContent you are kindly requested to pay us 45 €, using the buttons located at the top or at the bottom of this page. You will receive a regular invoice at the end of the month. After a successful payment,  an email with the download link will be automatically sent to you PayPal’s account email address.

The money you give us will be used to further develop GeoContent and to provide professional assistance and support to those that will need it.

Together with 12 months support you will receive software updates for the same period ot time, that means that you can pay just once and use the software forever in how many Joomla installations you like.

Please use the PayPal link at the top of this page, after a successful payment a download link will be sent you automatically.

Thank you for supporting GeoContent project!

Refund policy

We have a 7 days refund policy (one week), if you are not satisfied with GeoContent plus you can ask for a refund within 7 days from the purchase and you will get a full refund (we will only keep the small transaction fees and only in case PayPal charge us for those).

Key features

What makes this component unique among other mapping tools in the Joomla! galaxy is probably the level of assistance (this is really what people pays for), its ease of use, its configurability and and its Import/Export functions.


Input functions allows you to import tracks from a GPX file or directly draw into a map window within your browser, all your data will also be readily available (for export only) in KML format.

Place your maps anywhere

With the GeoContent Plus core output you can place your GeoContent Plus maps in one or more pages choosing one of the available Map renderers. Using Plugins you can also place customized Tag maps everywhere in an article or get the map inserted automatically in all articles where a linked GeoContent Item exists.

Styles & more

From the control panel interface you can configure the appearance in details:

for each GeoContent Layer, you can style:

  • Line color
  • Line width
  • Polygon line color
  • Polygon fill color
  • Polygon line transparency
  • Polygon fill transparency
  • Point icon
  • Point icon size (OpenLayers MapsOlwidget Maps and KML only: not supported in the embedded Google Maps)

Of course you can configure several aspects of the main map appearance:

  • Table of Contents (TOC) type (hidden, list, select)
  • TOC position (left, top, right, bottom)
  • TOC and main map width (onyl useful for TOC position left and right)
  • Which layers should be activated at start (none, all, selected)
  • Map dimensions
  • KML icon (hide or show)

OpenLayers based maps (OpenLayers Maps and Olwidget Maps) supports more styling feature:

  • Labels for features (you can choose, font, color and transparency)
  • Clustering for points (Olwidget Maps only: points which are closer than 20px at the current visualisation scale are grouped)
  • Selection style: selected items (when the user clicks on an item) are styled differently


Geocoding module allows the user to enter an address in a form field and get either redirected to a page of your site containing a GeoContent Plus map or get the existing map in the page (if any) centered and zoomed on the address coordinates.

This module is quite flexible and allows some nice tricks.

Map types

GeoContent Plus can produce different kind of maps, allowing a broad range of use cases.

Overview maps

An Overview Map can be used as a geographic index to your Joomla! contents (articles or other Joomla! elements), this kind of map is typically used as a primary or secondary home page to show how website’s contents are positioned on the globe.

Automatic maps

An automatic map is generated by a Joomla! Content plugin which automatically adds a map to an article’s page if the article has an associated GeoContent Item.

Tag maps

Tags maps are the most flexible type of map: they are inserted by a Joomla! Content plugin which replaces the {geocontent}string when found in an article’s body.

Tags maps can be configured in depth to show or not to show the Table of Contents or certain layers.


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