SavvyMapper is a plugin that acts as bridge between WordPress and GIS data sources. It lets you associate a particular GIS data source with a specific WordPress post type. With that configuration in place, SavvyMapper provides an easy to use metabox and shortcodes.
Intended Use Case
SavvyMapper was created to bring GIS data inside of WordPress so that it can be displayed and used with all the rest of the site’s non-GIS data. It is best suited for situations where your posts (eg. custom post types) are related to a specific GIS data store.
For example, if you had a States custom post type, each post might be a specific state, and each state post would then be tied to a specific state’s record in the GIS data store.
Once you’ve tied a specific post to a specific record in the GIS data store, you can access the GIS record properties within WordPress.
SavvyMapper is not meant to be a general purpose mapping plugin. If you need to create arbitrary maps for your blog posts or miscellaneous pages, then SavvyMapper is probably not the right tool for the job.
Once SavvyMapper is configured, of course, the site editors and content creators should be able to use it without any programming or GIS knowledge.
SavvyMapper was born out of a desire to bring both power and simplicity to mapping in WordPress.
Basically, it boils down to Make it easy to focus on the fun parts.
Maps tell stories, and you’re the story teller. A story teller should be able to focus on the narrative, not on buying paper and finding a pen. SavvyMapper lets you skip over the messy technical bits, and get right to the mapping and cartography.
SavvyMapper’s power and simplicity are both reflected in the clean, well documented code, the use of common GIS and WordPress standards and a focus on not surprising you.
So try it out. It’ll let you focus on the fun parts of mapping, saving you time and frustration. That’s the savvy way to do mapping.