Imagine you want to display a map showing locations, e.g. places you have visited, venues in which a musician has gigged, worldwide radios from which a song has been broadcasted and so many other examples you could think of. There are many ways you could this, no doubt. We are going to show example based on the following scenario: we are going to plot a map showing the radios stations that played the award-winning debut album by one of our clients’ artists, Tiki Black. It does make comparison easier when different options are shown using the same example and that is our purpose here.

Using Maps Marker Pro

In the first example below, we are using a WordPress plugin called Maps Marker Pro. Leaflet Maps Marker is the free version and will allow a similar feel, however, the option for marking the maps are not as clearn hence the choice to put in the additional cost.

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Radios Broadcasting Out Of The Black

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Lepracon Radio, United States: 36.648378, -87.166392
Radio Eksperyment, Poland: 51.919438, 19.145136
Zero-Alpha Radio, Mauritius: -20.348404, 57.552152
WEZI-DB, United States: 35.149534, -90.048980
Ringkøbing Lokalradio, Denmark: 56.263920, 9.501785
Forest Green Radio, Canada: 46.565316, -66.461916
Pure Radio, England: 53.410632, -2.157533
Medicine Show, Scotland: 56.490671, -4.202646
Radiojar, Greece: 39.074208, 21.824312
Radio Studio X, Italy: 41.871940, 12.567380
Trend Music, The Netherlands: 52.132633, 5.291266
DJ Ton, Germany: 51.165691, 10.451526
DDJ Music, The Netherlands: 52.132633, 5.291266
Radio Kaos Caribou (RKC): 46.227638, 2.213749
Radionomy, France: 46.227638, 2.213749
Musicmatic: 50.503887, 4.469936
Marmusic, Spain: 40.463667, -3.749220
NCB Radio, United Kingdom: 55.378051, -3.435973
Radio TMN, United States: 37.090240, -95.712891
Sound Machine Radio, United States: 37.090240, -95.712891
Radio Vest, Denmark: 56.263920, 9.501785
XLnt Radio, The Netherlands: 52.132633, 5.291266
Radio Meppel, The Netherlands: 52.132633, 5.291266
MARELL Mediasystems, Benelux: 52.132633, 5.291266
MoodMedia, The Netherlands: 52.132633, 5.291266
No Logic Radio, United States: 37.090240, -95.712891
Pocket Kid Radio, United States: 37.090240, -95.712891
NAJA studio B, United States: 37.090240, -95.712891
Singer / Songwriter FM, United States: 37.090240, -95.712891
The Samy Priso (TV) Show, United States: 40.744679, -73.948542
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Lepracon Radio, United States

'Nice voice, complementary music.... I see good things' LepraconRadio, United States


Guthrie, KY, USA
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Radio Eksperyment, Poland
Very interesting voice.
Poland
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Zero-Alpha Radio, Mauritius
Mauritius
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WEZI-DB, United States
Every track of the album featured on WEZI-DB!
Memphis, TN, USA
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Ringkøbing Lokalradio, Denmark
Denmark
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Forest Green Radio, Canada
Forest Green Radio is a Canadian Licensed Independently owned and operated Internet only station streaming your way in phone friendly digital stereo 24 hours a day from their cottage garden studio nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of New Brunswick, Canada. They have been kindly playing every song from the album! <3
New Brunswick, Canada
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Pure Radio, England
Rick Stuart's Roots & Fusion show
Bandwagon show
Paul Holloway's Saturday Showcase show

Stockport, UK
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Medicine Show, Scotland

“Absolutely beautiful”, Rob Ellen closes The Medicine Show on UKCountryRadio.com with the track Listen (11 Mar 2015) – Rob Ellen’s Medicine show on Mixcloud


Scotland, UK
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Radiojar, Greece
Greece
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Radio Studio X, Italy
Italy
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Trend Music, The Netherlands
Netherlands
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DJ Ton, Germany

radio show on five different stations


Germany
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DDJ Music, The Netherlands

Instore Music for Retail and Hospitality Market


Netherlands
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Radio Kaos Caribou (RKC)

http://tikiblack.com/blog/radio-kc-making-my-week/


France
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Radionomy, France

All tracks from the album included in the Radionomy music library


France
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Musicmatic

all tracks included in Musicmatic's 6000 in-store radiostations in China, Germany, France, Spain, etc


Belgium
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Marmusic, Spain
Spain
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NCB Radio, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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Radio TMN, United States
United States
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Sound Machine Radio, United States
United States
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Radio Vest, Denmark
Denmark
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XLnt Radio, The Netherlands

XLnt Radio are 52 cable stations across the Benelux space


Netherlands
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Radio Meppel, The Netherlands
Netherlands
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MARELL Mediasystems, Benelux

MARELL Mediasystems 1200 locations Benelux


Netherlands
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MoodMedia, The Netherlands

MoodMedia is the World's leading in-store media specialist and is 41 countries and 580,000 commercial locations


Netherlands
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No Logic Radio, United States

played by a few of the radio's DJ 🙂


United States
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Pocket Kid Radio, United States
United States
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NAJA studio B, United States
United States
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Singer / Songwriter FM, United States
Escape was a new entry, 20 plays a week, see http://singersongwriter.fm/playlist.pdf
United States
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The Samy Priso (TV) Show, United States
The Samy Priso Show is a TV show on the Afrotainment Channel based in the United States

http://tikiblack.com/blog/tv-interview-on-the-samy-priso-show/

Long Island City, Queens, NY, USA

Maps Marker is quite straightforward, so simply follow the instructions. The way we created this map was to create a layer called something like Out of the Black LP radio broadcast and create a marker for each radio that aired songs from the album. Then we created a page and added the Maps Marker shortcode for that layer , shown next to the layer when you list them all. This allows us to create many other layers e.g. radio broadcast for album number two or venues in which songs from the first album was performed. This also allows to use a particular marker in more than one layer, after all, songs from different albums from the same artist have a good chance to be played by the same radio(s)! This therefore enables the use of the same location for different purposes which removes duplication and makes maps management effective!

click for tip [/su_button]” behavior=”click” close=”yes”]Using layers makes it easier to manage different set of markers.
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Manuella Essaka
Manuella Essaka is a highly experienced Digital Consultant and Project Manager, with a successful track record delivering e-Learning, Website and Mobile Solutions to educators and learners, music professionals, businesses and organisations. She is passionate about empowering clients by developing their understanding and ownership of the digital solutions setup through regular jargon-free communications, structured training and analytical reporting.
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