Maps Add-on

Use Maps to create interactive stories or to illustrate content. Places of interest and travel routes are put directly on an interactive map.

Sophora Maps
Sophora Maps (Image: subshell/CC BY)

There are several ways to get there: With Sophora's Maps add-on, you can create your own maps in Sophora, populate maps automatically and provide existing documents with geographic data.

Sophora supports three different map providers: Bing Maps, OpenStreetMaps and Mapbox. You can either license the Maps add-on for the use with one or more map providers. (A license of the respective map provider is required.)

For example, use the add-on to create maps in Sophora and integrate them into an existing document. Illustrate your article’s content about the city’s most popular tourist attraction, this year’s marathon course or a recommended itinerary in combination with a map.

There are several options: Mark points (e.g. buildings), lines (e.g. directions for getting somewhere) or areas (e.g. parks) on a map. All options can be combined with each other.

Alternatively, you can create lines and routes by entering addresses and add descriptions to these elements.

Sophora Maps: Showing a Map for a Bike Tour at NDR
Sophora Maps: Showing a Map for a Bike Tour at NDR

New and Noteworthy

+++ New in Previous Sophora Versions +++

New functions from previous Sophora Versions.

Saving Additional Information from Geodata

Based on geodata, additional information can now be retrieved and stored in a desired document. Additional data includes the administrative district, the federal state, the country or the postal code. The additional information is available in the search index, so that you can filter for geodata in the website or app or automatically populate maps. This makes personalization possible, for example if visitors are particularly interested in news from their region. The extension package contains a script and a Sophora mix-in that can be used at various points in the data model.

New User Interface

The Maps module has received a complete visual and technical make-over and is now based on the latest version of the Angular framework as well as on the current interfaces of the map providers. In the background, we changed the module to OpenLayers which allows us to be more independent from the map providers.


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Sophora DeskClient Plug-in
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