Web Based Search Functionality Using Google Map API
Please visit the website: http://griplimpopo.co.za/
This work requires Google Map API expertise and we are on an extremely tight deadline - we have about 2 weeks to complete this work.
On the right sidebar you will see a search function. The purpose of this search function is to help interested parties find information on groundwater. The boreholes are listed per area and a typical borehole number would look like this: H03-1611 - Currently we are using a script to create a static page for each borehole. We would like to move away from that to a solution that is more user friendly. We will remove the sidebar search. We need you to create a dedicated search page that is Google optimized.
If you visit Google and do a search on a specific borehole, for example H03-1611 - You will get the following result:
As you can see, Google currently finds each and every borehole on its number. We need this to work the same way with the new search.
The current search is not very user friendly, please play around with the current search function and you will see what I mean. You must select a "Province" then click the "Filter Icon" then select a "Municipality" then click the "Filter Icon" then select a "Settlement" and click the "Filter Icon" then select a borehole and click the "Maps Icon" to get the data for a specific borehole. Not very user friendly.
What we need for the project is a direct Google search function on the right sidebar. Currently we have this function on the website at the very top right, but that needs to move down to side bar with appropriate text inviting a person to type in the Province - Municipality - Settlement or Bore Hole Number if they know it. This will then give them the results directly. The current search function works like this, please play around with it to see what we mean.
We need from you a search page that links to a database with the borehole data, we will provide that, and displays a new VERY user friendly search function on a dedicated Google optimized search page.
If we can pull the data into Wordpress using a plugin, for future updates of the Borehole database, that would be preferred. We have already pulled the website into Wordpress at: http://griplimpopo.sweans.org/
Please have a look at the following two Youtube videos we made to explain our requirements: