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User:Eldarion Telcontar/Google Maps for Arda/Installation

Note: Version 0.1 works with MediaWiki 1.5 and up. Note, however, the Editor's Map will only be available if you're using MediaWiki 1.6 or greater.

[edit] Basic Installation in Five Easy Steps

1. Download this file, and unzip it into a directory on your webspace: Download!

It should create a "Tiles" folder with five subfolders for the zoom levels.

2. Go sign up for a Google Maps API key from the Google website.

3. Download this file, and unzip it into your "extensions" directory: Download!

It should create a "GoogleMaps_Arda" folder with a few files.

4. Go in this folder and add this to the beginning of the EditorsMap.js:

var wgGoogleMapsTiles = 'path of the tile images folder from step 1 goes here (e.g. "http://www.testsite.com/Tiles")';

5. Add this to the end of LocalSettings.php in the MediaWiki directory (but before the final "?>"):

$wgGoogleMapsKey = "your key from step 2 goes here";
$wgGoogleMapsTiles = "path of the tile images folder from step 1 goes here (e.g. "http://www.testsite.com/Tiles")";
require_once( "$IP/extensions/GoogleMaps_Arda/GoogleMaps.php" );

If all went well, you should be good to go!