Sometimes you want a user to enter an address which later on can be used to display it on a map. Now you want to make sure, that the user sees what the the map will look like and where his entered address is shown on the map.
This comes in very handy for those users who always seems to forget to enter the whole address.
The new item type Plugin “Address (validation and display map)” gives you an easy way to provide a text-field where the user can enter his address and immediately sees a map and a marker for the address.
This Plugin also has some advanced attributes which you can use to get even more information out of the Google Geocoding API.
See this documentation for examples of what the Google Geocoding API is capable of.
You can find Documentation to that Plugin over here.
How does it work?
The item is a standard input item which takes the entered address, as soon as the user leaves the field, and sends it to the Google Geocoding API.
The first matching address returned by the Geocoding API is displayed in a Google Map.