Get latitude and longitude from an address with PHP and Google Maps API

// We define our address
$address = 'Caen, Basse-Normandie';
// We get the JSON results from this request
$geo = file_get_contents(''.urlencode($address).'&sensor=false');
// We convert the JSON to an array
$geo = json_decode($geo, true);
// If everything is cool
if ($geo['status'] = 'OK') {
  // We set our values
  $latitude = $geo['results'][0]['geometry']['location']['lat'];
  $longitude = $geo['results'][0]['geometry']['location']['lng'];

Travel Routes WordPress Plugin

Easily add geographical tags on a map when you write a post, and it will automatically create new countries and localities terms. You can also order those locations randomly or by date to define your routes.

Use the map as a widget, and pick your own colors to customize it.

It is a SVG map that react to users actions (mouse over posts and terms links, click on route line…).

Enjoy folks.