Maps are cool, but map APIs are complicated. jHERE solves this problem by offering a simple but powerful map API in the form of a jQuery plugin.
With jHERE, you can easily add interactive maps to your website. In only 5KB (2KB Gzipped), you get a powerful map API, highly customizable markers, event handling and info bubbles. Bonus features are KML support and data visualization via heatmaps.
jHERE is built on top of the awesome and very solid HERE Maps API. For advanced users, the native API is exposed by jHERE, thus offering unlimited possibilities of customization.
In order to keep jHERE as small as possible, the plugin contains only a subset of all the functionalities that are available via the HERE Maps API.
Everything else is available via extensions. Several extensions are already available on Github.
Geocoding, routing, shapes are just a few examples of what can be done with extensions.
- jhere.net is the first source of information and documentation about jHERE;
- beta.jhere.net is the new website I am working on, where it is possible to download the beta version of the next version of jHERE (jQuery free);
- jHERE is open source, all the code is available on Github;
- In 2013 I did a presentation about jHERE and how it was built at jsday. The essential parts of the presentation and the slide deck are available at deconstructed.jhere.net.