Maps2 API

Maps2 comes with some public methods which we have marked with @api. Use them to simplify your life within your extensions when working with maps2.

Some of these methods work with Google Geocode API. So please check, if you have setup API Key correctly in extension manager configuration of maps2.



Give it an address (string) as first argument and you will get first found address as Position object. If Google Geocode has nothing found or an error occurs this method will return null. There is no need to PHP:rawurlencode the address as we will do it for you.


Give it an address (string) as first argument and you will get all found results from Google Geocode as RadiusResult in an ObjectStorage.


Within the last years Google Geocode has changed something. It will always return exactly ONE result. So, in that case it may not make sense to call that method and switch to getFirstFoundPositionByAddress above.


Use it, if you have some location records in your extension and want to create a new PoiCollection relation automatically while saving your location record.

$pid (int)

At which page (Table: pages) should we save the PoiCollection record for you?

$position (Position)

To save a PoiCollection we need the latitude and longitude. It is good practise to retrieve such a Position from getFirstFoundPositionByAddress above.

$overrideFieldValues (array)

We will prefill some fields like title with the formatted address of given Position object. You want your own values? Use overrideFieldValues to override our prefilled values. That way you can override every field of table tx_maps2_domain_model_poicollection. We have added a check against available fields in table. That way it is not possible to produce an invalid INSERT query.

Return value (int)

The UID of the just created PoiCollection record


We have over 5 extensions working together with maps2 and we always have to implement a part to save the PoiCollection UID to our other extensions. Wouldn't it be better to have a centralized method doing that? Yes! So here are the Arguments you should fill:

$poiCollectionUid (int)

Fill it with the PoiCollection UID you will get from createNewPoiCollection.

$foreignRecord (array)

This is a table row of your extension. We use it as PHP:reference to add the new PoiCollection UID directly into your foreign record.

$foreignTableName (string)

As we save the foreign extension record for you, we need the tablename where to save the record.

$foreignFieldName (string)

Default: tx_maps2_uid

As we save the foreign extension record for you, we need the fieldname where to save the UID of PoiCollection.


Get the Maps2 registry as array for all tables, columns and its configuration



This method is NOT public API. It will be called automatically, if you call getForeignRecords of a PoiCollection. It contains a SignalSlot where you can remove or modify foreignRecords before adding them to PoiCollection.


Here we have a working example out of our extension events2:

// create new map-record and set it in relation
$position = $this->googleMapsService->getFirstFoundPositionByAddress($this->getAddress($eventLocation));
if ($position instanceof Position) {
    $tsConfig = $this->getTsConfig($eventLocation);
                'title' => $eventLocation['location']