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Hi,
I call my location, name and image from my db and plot it on a google map.  I can't figure out how to have it show my contacts as well.  I am using google maps v3.  I have all my contacts (name, location and image) echo'd to screen already, I just need the markers to plot themselves based on the contacts current_location.
Can someone help me please?

snippet (of my contact data that is echo'd):

foreach( $result as $contacts)
    {
          echo $contacts['first_name'].' '.$contacts['last_name'].' '.$contacts['current_location']['name'].' '.$contacts['pic']. '<br>';
            
    }

var me = <?php echo json_encode( $me ); ?>;
var geocoder;
var map;
var address = me['location']['name'];
var name = me['first_name'] + " " + me['last_name'];
var pic = '<img src="' + me['pic'] + '" height="60px"';

function initialize() {
 geocoder = new google.maps.Geocoder();
    var latlng = new google.maps.LatLng(-34.397, 150.644);
    var myOptions = {
      zoom: 6,
      center: latlng,
    mapTypeControl: true,
    mapTypeControlOptions: {style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.DROPDOWN_MENU},
    navigationControl: true,
      mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.TERRAIN
    };
    map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map_canvas"), myOptions);

	
    if (geocoder) {
      geocoder.geocode( { 'address': address}, function(results, status) {
        if (status == google.maps.GeocoderStatus.OK) {
          if (status != google.maps.GeocoderStatus.ZERO_RESULTS) {
          map.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location);

            var infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow(
                { content: '<p>'+pic+'</p>',
                  size: new google.maps.Size(150,50)
                });
		
            var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
                position: results[0].geometry.location,
                map: map, 
                title:name
            }); 
            google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function() {
                infowindow.open(map,marker);
            });

          } else {
            alert("No results found");
          }
        } else {
          alert("Geocode was not successful for the following reason: " + status);
        }
      });
    }
  }

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Question by:MsKrissy
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 34238089
Please have a look at this article.  You can do it all with REST services and Google will render the map image right into your HTML.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_3350-Using-the-Google-Maps-API-in-PHP.html
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by:strickdd
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new google.maps.Marker({
      position: LAT_LONG,
      map: map,
      icon:  new google.maps.MarkerImage(IMAGE_URL,
      new google.maps.Size(60, 60))
  });
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by:MsKrissy
ID: 34241681
Okay, I have made the following changes, but I am still stuck.  What am I doing wrong.

Note:
I am trying to use address' (Logan Utah instead of latLng)

 

var me = <?php echo json_encode( $me ); ?>;
var geocoder;
var map;
//var address = me['location']['name'];
var name = me['first_name'] + " " + me['last_name'];
var pic = '<img src="' + me['pic'] + '" height="60px"';

function initialize() {
 geocoder = new google.maps.Geocoder();
    var latlng = new google.maps.LatLng(34.44, 117.10);
    var myOptions = {
      zoom: 6,
      center: latlng,
    mapTypeControl: true,
    mapTypeControlOptions: {style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.DROPDOWN_MENU},
    navigationControl: true,
      mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.TERRAIN
    };
    map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map_canvas"), myOptions);

	
    if (geocoder) {
      geocoder.geocode( { 'address': address}, function(results, status) {
        if (status == google.maps.GeocoderStatus.OK) {
          if (status != google.maps.GeocoderStatus.ZERO_RESULTS) {
          map.setCenter(results[0].geometry.location);

            var infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow(
                { content: '<p>'+pic+'</p>',
                  size: new google.maps.Size(150,50)
                });

    
            var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
                position: results[0].geometry.location,
                map: map, 
                title:name
            }); 
            google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function() {
                infowindow.open(map,marker);
            });

          } else {
            alert("No results found");
          }
        } else {
          alert("Geocode was not successful for the following reason: " + status);
        }
      });
    }
  }

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////NEW CODE ADDED TO PLOT MULTIPLE MARKERS///////////////////////////
var NewMarkers = new Array();
  function addMarkers()
  {
  var Address ="<?php echo $contacts['current_location']['name'].";" ?>";
  var Name ="<?php echo $full_name; ?> "; 
  var Pic ="<?php echo "<img src=$contacts[pic] height=60px >"; ?>"; 
  
for (i=0; i<Address.length; i++)
  {
  if (Address[i] != "")
  {
    // add marker
            var marker = new google.maps.Marker({
                position: results[0].geometry.location,
                map: map, 
                title:Name
    });
	var infowindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow(
                { content: '<p>'+Pic+'</p>',
                  size: new google.maps.Size(150,50)
                });
    NewMarkers[i] = marker;

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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 34247285
What address in Logan Utah?  I will show an example.
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by:MsKrissy
ID: 34249222
Here is the address,

Address: 1400 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-1400
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 34250551
Moving parts start at about line 245.  You can add other markers / icons by either address or lat/lon pair with the setMarker() or setIcon() methods.
<?php // RAY_google_static_map_class.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);

// DEMONSTRATE HOW TO USE THE GOOGLE MAPS API
// FOR A STATIC MAP OF SPECIFIC SIZE
// OPTIONAL CENTERED PUSHPIN
// OPTIONAL OTHER PUSHPIN(S) OR ICONS
// MAN PAGE: http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/staticmaps/

// DEFINE THE GOOGLE STATIC MAPPING CLASS
class GSM
{
    // THE MAP CENTER GEOCODE, ADDRESS OR LANDMARK
    protected $center;

    // MARKER DATA ARRAY
    protected $markers;
    protected $default_icon;

    // OUR VARIABLES FOR THE MAP DISPLAY
    protected $maptype;
    protected $width;
    protected $height;
    protected $zoom;
    protected $format;

    // OUR VARIABLES FOR THE GOOGLE URL AND IMAGE TAG
    protected $alt;
    protected $title;
    protected $class;
    protected $id;
    protected $usemap;
    protected $sensor;
    protected $url;
    private $img;

    // A CONSTRUCTOR TO SET THE DEFAULT VALUES
    public function __construct()
    {
        // THE URL AND IMG TAG PARAMETERS
        $this->alt    = FALSE;
        $this->class  = FALSE;
        $this->id     = FALSE;
        $this->usemap = FALSE;
        $this->sensor = FALSE;
        $this->title  = TRUE;
        $this->url    = '';
        $this->img    = '';

        // THE CENTER AND ZOOM SCALE OF THE MAP (IF OMITTED, GOOGLE WILL CALCULATE)
        $this->center  = NULL;
        $this->zoom    = NULL;

        // THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MAP IMAGE
        $this->maptype = 'hybrid';    // CHOOSE
        $this->maptype = 'terrain';   // AMONG
        $this->maptype = 'satellite'; // THESE
        $this->maptype = 'roadmap';   // OPTIONS
        $this->width   = '640';
        $this->height  = '640';
        $this->format  = 'png';

        // THE DEFAULT ICON
        $this->default_icon = 'http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/ms/micons/question.png';

        // AN ARRAY OF MARKER ARRAYS
        $this->clearMarkers();

    } // END CONSTRUCTOR

    // A METHOD TO CLEAR THE MARKERS
    public function clearMarkers()
    {
        $this->markers = array();
    }

    // A SETTER TO ADD MARKERS TO THE MAP
    public function setMarker($geocode, $color='blue', $label='X', $shadow='true')
    {
        $this->markers[]
        = array
        ( 'color'   => $color
        , 'label'   => $label
        , 'shadow'  => $shadow
        , 'geocode' => $geocode
        , 'icon'    => FALSE
        )
        ;
    }

    // A SETTER TO ADD ICONS TO THE MAP - VIEW SOURCE HERE: http://www.visual-case.it/cgi-bin/vc/GMapsIcons.pl
    public function setIcon($geocode, $icon=FALSE, $shadow='true')
    {
        if (!$icon) $icon = $this->default_icon;
        $this->markers[]
        = array
        ( 'color'   => FALSE
        , 'label'   => FALSE
        , 'shadow'  => $shadow
        , 'geocode' => $geocode
        , 'icon'    => $icon
        )
        ;
    }

    // A SETTER TO OVERRIDE EACH OF THE DEFAULT VALUES
    public function setCenter($geocode=NULL)
    {
        $this->center = $geocode;
    }
    public function setMaptype($x)
    {
        $this->maptype = $x;
    }
    public function setFormat($x)
    {
        $this->format = $x;
    }
    public function setWidth($x)
    {
        $this->width = $x;
    }
    public function setHeight($x)
    {
        $this->height = $x;
    }
    public function setZoom($x=NULL)
    {
        $this->zoom = $x;
    }
    public function setAlt($x=FALSE)
    {
        $this->alt = $x;
    }
    public function setTitle($x=TRUE)
    {
        $this->title = $x;
    }
    public function setClass($x=FALSE)
    {
        $this->class = $x;
    }
    public function setId($x=FALSE)
    {
        $this->id = $x;
    }
    public function setUsemap($x=FALSE)
    {
        $this->usemap = $x;
    }
    public function setSensor($x=FALSE)
    {
        $this->sensor = $x;
    }

    // A METHOD TO PREPARE AND RETRIEVE THE MAPPING URL
    public function asURL()
    {
        $s = 'false'; // SEE http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/staticmaps/#Sensor
        if ($this->sensor) $s = 'true';

        // IF ICONS OR MARKERS ARE ON THE MAP, 'IMPLODE' THE DATA INTO THE URL
        $marker_string = '';
        foreach ($this->markers as $marker)
        {
            // PROCESS FOR CUSTOM ICONS
            if ($marker['icon'])
            {
                $marker_string
                = $marker_string
                . '&markers='
                . 'icon:'
                . urlencode($marker['icon'])
                . '|'
                . 'shadow:'
                . urlencode($marker['shadow'])
                . '|'
                . $marker['geocode']
                ;
                continue;
            }
            // PROCESS FOR STANDARD MARKERS
            $marker_string
            = $marker_string
            . '&markers='
            . 'color:'
            . $marker['color']
            . '|'
            . 'label:'
            . $marker['label']
            . '|'
            . $marker['geocode']
            ;
        }

        // SET CENTER AND ZOOM, IF PRESENT
        $c = '';
        if ($this->center) $c = "&center=$this->center";
        $z = '';
        if ($this->zoom)   $z = "&zoom=$this->zoom";

        // MAKE THE URL
        $this->url
        = "http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?sensor=$s"
        . $c
        . $z
        . "&size=$this->width" . 'x' . "$this->height"
        . "&format=$this->format"
        . "&maptype=$this->maptype"
        . "$marker_string"
        ;
        return $this->url;
    }

    // A METHOD TO PREPARE AND RETRIEVE THE HTML IMAGE TAG
    public function asIMG()
    {
        // GET THE URL
        if (!$this->url) $this->url = $this->asURL();

        // GET THE ALT TEXT
        $a = "$this->maptype" . ' centered ' . "$this->center";
        if ($this->alt !== FALSE) $a = $this->alt;

        // REQUIRED FIELDS
        $this->img = '<img src="' . $this->url . '" alt="' . $a . '"';

        // OPTIONAL FIELDS - PROVIDE A DEFAULT TITLE
        $t = "$this->maptype" . ' centered ' . "$this->center";
        if     ($this->title === TRUE ) { $this->img .= ' title="' . $t .           '"'; }
        elseif ($this->title !== FALSE) { $this->img .= ' title="' . $this->title . '"'; }

        // OPTIONAL FIELDS MAY BE OMITTED
        if ($this->class  !== FALSE) { $this->img .= ' class="'  . $this->class  . '"'; }
        if ($this->id     !== FALSE) { $this->img .= ' id="'     . $this->id     . '"'; }
        if ($this->usemap !== FALSE) { $this->img .= ' usemap="' . $this->usemap . '"'; }

        // CLOSE THE IMAGE TAG AND CLEAR THE CONSUMED URL
        $this->img .= ' />';
        $this->url = FALSE;
        return $this->img;
    }
} // END CLASS



// MAKE A GOOGLE STATIC MAP OBJECT AND TEST IT OUT
$x = new GSM;
$x->setWidth(620);
$x->setHeight(620);
$x->setZoom(12);

// SET A CENTER POINT (BUT NO MARKER) BY ADDRESS
$x->setCenter("1400 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-1400");

// SET A SNOWFLAKE AT THE CENTER POINT, WITH A DROP SHADOW
$x->setIcon("1400 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-1400", 'http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/ms/micons/snowflake_simple.png');

// ECHO THE <img /> TAG INTO OUR HTML TO DRAW THE MAP
echo $x->asIMG();

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by:MsKrissy
ID: 34250794
Thank you so much, this was very helpful.  What if I wanted to add additional markers from variables that are stored in my sql db?  I currently have them echoing to screen like so:

foreach( $result as $contacts)
    {
          echo $contacts['first_name'].' '.$contacts['last_name'].' '.$contacts['current_location']['name'].' '.$contacts['pic']. '<br>';
           
    }
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by:Ray Paseur
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Does this contain an address?
$contacts['current_location']['name']
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by:MsKrissy
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yeah it does.
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Ray Paseur earned 2000 total points
ID: 34251715
Check the code snippet at line 257.  You can repeat the calls to the setIcon() method with new addresses as many times as you want, within the limits of the length of the allowable GET string.  Not sure how many times this will be, but I would expect lots.
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by:MsKrissy
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Thank you for the help, I really appreciate your time.
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Thanks for the points -- glad I could help, ~Ray
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