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Newscoop 4.3 Cookbook

List article locations

Note: this works only in Newscoop 3.5.0 and newer versions.

Maps require jQuery: In order to use display maps you must include jQuery in the header of your document, with a link like this:

<script type="text/javascript" src="">


Create a list of map locations related to the article currently defined in the template environment. If the article was not defined, the list is empty. The code between {{ list_article_locations }} and {{ /list_article_locations }} is repeated for every location in the list. Inside the list every location is represented by a map location object, (see "Article Location").


{{ list_article_locations [length="<integer_value>"]
                          [columns="<integer_value>"] }}
{{ /list_article_images }}


  • length="<integer_value>": <integer_value> specifies list_length and forces the list to have at most list_length items. If the list contains more items than list_length items the intervals of elements to be displayed can be switched using has_previous_elements and has_next_elements from the current_list object
  • columns="<integer_value>": <integer_value> specifies columns_number and sets an environment variable. This is incremented as if the items were placed in a table cell. The counting starts from one and the variable is incremented for every new element. When it reaches the maximum value it is reset to one. This is very useful in building tables of data. For details see current_list.


Ushahidi compatible KML format. You can use this as a feed to call as a layer in Ushahidi:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<kml xmlns="">
  <name>{{ $gimme->publication->name }}</name>
  <description><![CDATA[ .]]></description>
{{ list_articles}}
  {{ list_article_locations }}
    {{ if $gimme->location->enabled }}
  <Style id="style{{ $gimme->article->number }}-{{ $gimme->current_list->index }}">
    {{ /if }}
  {{ /list_article_locations }}
{{ /list_articles }}

{{ list_articles}}
  {{ list_article_locations }}
    {{ if $gimme->location->enabled }}
    <name>{{ $gimme->location->name }} @ {{
$gimme->article->name }}</name>
    <styleUrl>#style{{ $gimme->article->number }}-{{
$gimme->current_list->index }}</styleUrl>
      <coordinates>{{ $gimme->location->longitude
}},{{ $gimme->location->latitude }},0.000000</coordinates>
    {{ /if }}
  {{ /list_article_locations }}
{{ /list_articles }}

Taken from theme "The Journal" (date 2011-03-15) file "article-cont.tpl"

{{ list_article_locations }}
 {{ if $gimme->location->enabled }}
  {{ $gimme->location->name }}
   {{ if $gimme->current_list->at_end }}{{ else }}, {{ /if }}
 {{ /if }}
{{ /list_article_locations }}

Inside list_article_locations the following statements are forbidden:

  • set_language
  • set_default_language
  • unset_language
  • set_publication
  • set_default_publication
  • unset_publication
  • list_issues
  • set_issue
  • set_default_issue
  • set_current_issue
  • unset_issue
  • list_sections
  • set_section
  • set_default_section
  • unset_section
  • list_articles
  • set_article
  • set_default_article
  • unset_article
  • list_article_images

Inside the list, the current location is set to the current element of the list. The environment context is restored after the list processing.

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