MapSITE is a utility app which can list and locate businesses on Google maps.
Business listings are created instantly and are editable and absolutely free. MapSITE also provides a search interface that can locate relevant nearby businesses. Results include business listings already available in Google and listings created using this application. MapSITE also shows driving and walking directions to any business listing from the current location.
The project is now open source. You can download the source code from https://github.com/debraj92/MapSITE.git
The work is published in the International Journal of Enhanced Research in Science Technology & Engineering, Vol. 3 Issue 11, November-2014. URL : http://www.erpublications.com/uploaded_files/download/download_25_11_2014_14_04_01.pdf
How to use MapSITE?
As a Business owner
In order to create a new business listing, please follow these simple steps:
1. Sign in with Google Plus
2. Check out the available business in the categories list by clicking on the options button. If your business is not there, you can still create a business listing and send us a request to add your business by clicking on the “submit your feedback” button
3. Click on “New business listing”
4. In the next screen, click on edit
5. Fill out the details. In the “main product” textbox you should enter only one business name from the available categories. If you enter an unknown category, don’t forget to send us the category name from the feedback section.
6. Take a picture suitable for your business
7. Wait for GPS to show your location
8. If GPS is too slow enable location from network by clicking on the options button
9. Click on submit
10. In the next screen, cross check all the details you entered and click on “Add listing”. Your business will now appear on Google Maps when someone within 10KM searches for the main product you have entered.
11. In case if you want to remove the listing you created click on “remove listing”.
12. To edit the existing business details simply by fill up the form after clicking on “edit” button and hitting “add listing”. Your previous listing will automatically be replaced by the new listing.
As a Customer
In order to search for nearby businesses listed by Google or by MapSITE, you can follow these simple steps:
1. Click on Search
2. Click on options -> categories to see all the available categories.
3. Enter one of the categories in the search box
4. Click on search.
5. Wait till the business listing markers arrive
6. You can click on a marker to show details of the business
7. If you want to comment, you should first sign in with Google Plus.