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Building a Store Locator With Baidu Maps and Woosmap

Building a Store Locator With Baidu Maps and Woosmap
Search engine company Baidu recently launched their mapping services, Baidu Maps, for overseas users and developers. The Chinese map provider, offering a wide range of mapping services, from local search to driving direction, is actually turning into a world map provider. And for Chinese territory, especially in the Mainland, Baidu Maps stay one step ahead of the competition thanks to its better accuracy in location data and more detailed satellite imagery.

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Delivery And Trading Areas: Put Your Users In Touch With Your Stores

Delivery Area
Sometimes, recommending assets ordered by driving time or distance as the crow flies is not good enough. For example to search the supermarket that will do the delivery for a specified address, each supermarket has a delivery area and for topological or business reasons it’s not always the nearest one in charge of your delivery. To help lookup assets intersecting areas, we introduce the Woosmap Zones API.

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Make The Woosmap Store Locator Widget Your Very Own

New Woosmap Search Widget
The Woosmap Store Locator Widget allows a new level of personalisation. You can now fully customise the rendering of your asset data on the side panel. When a user clicks a marker or search for stores near a place, the listener functions gets the data for the returned location(s), and features HTML to display the location’s information. Here are some ideas that you could implement to make the Woosmap Store Locator Widget your own and create additional value for your customers.

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Woosmap Search Widget: Embed Local Search & Store Recommendation

New Woosmap Search Widget
Retail is now omnichannel so every e-commerce developper has to add a postcode search in websites, that’s why we built the Woosmap Search Widget. This tool aims to ease the embedding of a location search box and recommended store in your website. It’s a lightweight JavaScript library to quickly implement Google Places and Woosmap Recommendation API. Feel free to fork it and download it from our Woosmap GitHub organization. All your feedbacks are welcomed.

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New Tutorials to Import Your Assets

Woosmap Manage Assets Tutorials
To help you get started with Woosmap Data API, we have updated our knowledge base giving several examples of how to import your Assets from various file format and external applications. One of the quickest ways to learn Woosmap Data API is to look at existing sample codes to see how they are built. Here is our contribution in Asset management.

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An Update on Usage Metrics

Woosmap Console Updated
Today we’re updating our usage metrics to give our partners and the industry more clarity and confidence about the insights we provide. We know that having access to reliable metrics is important to all of partners who use our services to grow their businesses. As our products evolve to meet the needs of the people and businesses that use them, our metrics will also evolve. Our goal is to communicate more regularly about our metrics updates, so that our partners can focus on doing what they do best — serving their customers — with the best insights possible.

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New Knowledge Base article!

New Woosmap Support for Developers
Greetings from Woosmap Community Support Team! We have been pushing a host of new articles to our Woosmap Support Website last week, and wanted to give all of the Woosmap community a heads-up! We would like to touch on one of the most noteworthy of them:

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Introducing The New Javascript API 1.3: Improved Interactivity and Customization

New release of Woosmap Javascript API 1.3
At Woosmap, we’re always improving our products based on your feedback. We would like developers and users of Woosmap to benefit from these latest updates. Today, the Woosmap developers team has released a new version of the Woosmap Javascript API (1.3).

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Woosmap Data API: Search and Filter your Stores

Retrieving data with Woosmap API
The Woosmap DevTeam has released the Search API. It’s designed to help your users find the one store they’re looking for (or maybe the few stores they’re looking for). You can use RESTful requests directly from Client and Backend development to perform quick and easy spatial and attributes searches on your locations. Results are retrieved in GeoJSON standard format for easier integration. Typical user requirements could be to search for the nearby locations from a geocoded address or to filter a list of points of sales by available facilities.

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Display Big Data With Woosmap

Woosmap and mapnik
A key task when designing our map technology stack was to be able to render a lot of location places while maintaining acceptable response times and keeping a smooth navigation. This is a big challenge as you have to manage all parts of the stack, from the geographic data storage to the client side rendering.

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Automate Data Import with CircleCI and Github

Github and CircleCI to POST data to Woosmap
Here at Woosmap we love to work with CircleCI, a Continuous Integration solution that aims to help developers “ship better code, faster”. This tutorial teaches you how to automate the task of importing data into Woosmap database using CircleCI and Github. It’s not the main goal of this tool as in this case, we’re not using it for continuous deployment and continuous integration but for continuous import and delivery to our end users. By doing so, we ease the availability of updated data on production.

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Bulk Geocode addresses using Google Maps and GeoPy

bulk geocoding samples on woosmap github
Geocoding is the process of converting addresses (like a street address) into geographic coordinates (like latitude and longitude). With Woosmap you can request nearby location or display on a map a lot of geographic elements like stores or any other point of interest. To take advantages of these features, you first have to push geocoded locations to our system, as we discussed in this previous post. Most of the time, your dataset has addresses but no location information.

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