14 Free jQuery Map Plugins for Developers


This is a list of free jQuery map plugins or developers.These plugins help you to implement Google Maps into your website and quickly create markers and controls menu for the locations on map.
All require jQuery and Google Maps API v3 so you need to have both in your page.Most of them support Directions, Polygons, Polylines, Fusion tables and styled maps etc.


jquery map pluginsAn advanced jQuery plugin that wraps the Google Maps API’s Geocoding and Places Autocomplete services. You simply provide an input that lets you search for locations with a nice autocomplete dropdown. Optionally add a container to show an interactive map and a form that will be populated with the address details.


Lazy Loading Google Maps

2.jquery-map-pluginA tiny jQuery plugin which just loads the maps and then gives away the full control of the loaded ones to you.


Latitude and Longitude Picker for Google Maps

3.jquery-map-pluginA jQuery Latitude and Longitude plugin to pick a location using Google Maps.Supports multiple maps. Works on touchscreen. Easy to customize markup and CSS.



4.jquery-map-pluginSmallworld.js is a small utility for generating small world maps.



5.jquery-map-pluginA jQuery plugin to list and show nearby places around a certain position using Google Maps.



6.jquery-map-pluginUI for users to “select” a place (you get a callback detailing what they picked).UI for adding “custom” places.Support for firing a map up full-window (without having to create a DIV on the page).Add searching to the map.


jQuery Location Picker Plugin

7.jquery-map-pluginThis plug-in allows to easily find and select a location on the Google map. Along with a single point selection, it allows to choose an area by providing its center and the radius. All the data can be saved to any HTML input element automatically as well as be processed by Javascript (callback support).



8.jquery-map-pluginAwesome interactive globes for the web.Fully customizable, including colors, rotation, and more.Display animated “pings” at any location with custom colors and sizes.



9.jquery-map-pluginLeaflet is designed with simplicity, performance and usability in mind. It works efficiently across all major desktop and mobile platforms out of the box, taking advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 on modern browsers while still being accessible on older ones. It can be extended with a huge amount of plugins, has a beautiful, easy to use and well-documented API and a simple, readable source code that is a joy to contribute to.


jQuery Mapael

10.jquery-map-pluginjQuery Mapael is a jQuery plugin based on raphael.js that allows you to display dynamic vector maps.For example, with Mapael, you can display a map of the world with clickable countries. You can also build simple dataviz by setting some parameters in order to automatically set a color depending on a value to each area of your map and display the associated legend.



11.jquery-map-pluginMaplace.js helps you to embed Google Maps into your website, quickly create markers and controls menu for the locations on map.
It requires jQuery and Google Maps API v3 so you need to have both in your page.


jQuery Automatic Geocoder

12.jquery-map-pluginA jQuery plug-in to automatically geocode and display a location entered in a text field by a user.



13.jquery-map-plugingmaps.js allows you to use the potential of Google Maps in a simple way.No more extensive documentation or large amount of code.


Typeahead Address Picker

14.jquery-map-pluginAddress picker built with typeahead autocomplete from Twitter.