This is a product to allow landlords and real estate agents listing apartments on [url removed, login to view] to easily include a map of the location in the body of the post. The map also shows other apartments being offered by the lister.
The apartment-hunter can click on this map to come to the webpage, where they can look at the lister's apartments in a map. Clicking on an apartment will take the user to the appropriate craigslist post.
This is a service to help real estate agents and landlords create a listing for a rental apartment at craigslist.org. It does so by allowing listers to easily include a map of the apartment, and if the lister is renting out other apartments, those apartments can be on the map as well. An apartment-hunter can click on this map and be taken to [url removed, login to view] (which you will create) and see a map of those apartments. Clicking on an apartment will take the user to the appropriate craigslist listing.
Say there is a real estate agent who has three apartments to rent out. They are at the following intersections in Cambridge, MA: Jones St and Lee St, Elm Ave and Bee St, and Oak St and Bay Rd. In their listing for the apartment for the apartment at Jones and Lee, they can type the following into their craigslist post: *img* *src*="[url removed, login to view]
(Without the *'s. Here is the link for info about putting images into craigslist ads: [url removed, login to view])
When the lister enters the post into craigslist, there is a google map visible. On that map, there are three markers visible, one for each of the three apartments. Since this is the map on the page for the Jones St and Lee St apartment, that intersection is at the center of the map (say that marker is red and the others are gray).
There is text below that says "The gray pin points on the map are other apartments listed by the same real estate agent. Click on the map to learn more." It is not possible to insert a fully functioning google map into a craigslist post, just an image that serves as a link.
When the apartment-hunter clicks on the map on the Jones/Elm apartment, they are taken to mapIncluded.com. They see the same google map that was on the post, but this time the user can zoom, move the map, and click on individual apartments. Now if they hover over one of the apartments, they see a preview of the appropriate craiglist post. If they click, a new window is opened up with that craigslist post.
I would like to avoid searching the craiglist site, which makes the feature of clicking on an apartment on [url removed, login to view] a little tricky to implement. Here's the solution I was thinking of, but I am open to suggestions: When the lister enters the information for the map, they include the intersections as I described above, but also the urls for each apartment. So using the three-apartment example, that would be: *img* *src*="*http://www*.[url removed, login to view]
I just want the map to include the apartments supplied by the real estate agent, not everything that's on craigslist.