implementation-get-direction-drupalmap-route-directions

Jul 02,2014/Posted by Bharath Kumar

The Get Directions module provides the ability to get directions to and from places using Google Maps.

Implementing get direction for a Drupal website will help you give a route map to your required area after user enters from and to addresses. Or you can make to address constant.

In-order to implement get-direction functionality following modules are required.

A.Download install and enable the above modules.

B. Now create a custom content type with address field with field type as geofield and widget type as latitude/longitude.

For ex: get_direction_type

C. Create a content for the above content type and note the node id.

For ex: mysite_get_direction

D. Next step will be to create a custom block and paste the following code into block body.

<?php

$n = arg(0);

if ($n == 'node') {

$nid = arg(1);

if (is_numeric ($nid) && $nid > 0) {

echo getdirections_entity_setlocation($n, 'to', 134);

}

}

?>

In the above code, 134 is the node id of the content we created. In this ex: mysite_get_direction

Save the block and enable it to the pages you want to display.

E. Now navigate to admin menu - Configuration > web services > get direction.

Most of the settings are simple and self explainatory.

Some settings i would like to highlight is

Other settings tab

  • You can enable to display total distance and duration of the travel.
  • Make the to address constant- Enable from/To switch.
  • Enable traffic information for more accurate results.

Your final result will look similar to below image.

Getdirections also supports the following locative modules:

You should only install one of the above.