GoogleMap | Show products as markers ?
maybe a strange question and task, but i am looking for a solution to show products (or buyable nodes?) on a custom image map. My first thought was to incorporate the googlemap API. As far as I understand the features, it is possible to create a custom map image or use overlay images... anyway... is it possible to show and link commerce items on such a map? Actually the products don´t have a real geo-location, they would get virtual coordinates, so they are alligned properly on the custom background image.
Some technical specs:
- up to 10.000 items
- unique items. 1 in stock, if purchased its is no longer available.
Is this idea to weired? Are there any alternatives? Maybe another approach to buy items with drupal and a "map" ?
Any ideas and thoughts are much appreciated (also none-Drupal solutions) Thanks in advance!
Add a location field and one of the many geo module
You can add a geolocation field with one of many modules; perhaps http://drupal.org/project/geolocation would do it for you.
Then you create a map using various other modules. None of this is Commerce-related really; And it's exploded with lots of new modules in Drupal 7.
You can do this with the location module, but it's never been my first choice.
You selling countries? You
You selling countries?
You could create a google map based on a geographic description and use your product as customer pins.
not selling countries or islands ;-)
Nope :-) I am not selling countries or islands.
As i tried to explain in my first post... the "map" is just a graphical representation of all items. The background is also no real "map", just a graphic. Sorry, i can´t spread the original concept and details here. At the moment it is just a customers inquiry. Basicly, it is going to be 10.000 items sale. These items have a unique number and there are about 6 colors. Let's say... and pretend i would sell 10.000 teddy-hearts. Those hearts are presented on a big heart-shaped background... a customer can browse the shop as usual and he might view this alternative graphic... clicks on a heart and reserves/buys it. The heart will disappear on the map, or at least changes its status or color or what ever.
Did you get the idea?
OK. Like selling defined
OK. Like selling defined bricks on a charity "wall of fame" or stars on holywood blvd?
yes, exactly. More or less its a donation campaign. I was also thinking about a clone of "1-million-pixel-site". But there you will see the purchased items or spots like permanent mini-ads. Actually this is not the initial idea. The items should disappear, until the amount of 10.000 is sold-out.
You can sell bricks like any other item, then write some custom PHP to pull names out of sales file and arrange them on front page.