For a quick walkthrough of this view type, check out this tour in the Facility Inspections application. 

The map view is a great way to display locations within your app. Depending on your needs you can display location data, drop pins, or provide directions with your app. These location data points can come from addresses, XY (coordinates of a point) or LatLong (GPS) information. Finally, you can use either Google maps to display your mapped locations (Addresses and LatLong) or a custom image such as the interior map of a manufacturing plant to map XY points.

Where does the map view live?

  1. To find the map view, open your app editor by selecting the app you’d like to work on.
  2. The navigation bar on the left side displays a tab titled “UX”. Click this tab.
  3. Once you’re in the UX tab you’ll find a navigation bar along the top of your editor. The first tab is your “Views” section. Click this tab.
  4. Once you’ve found the “Views” section, scroll to the “Primary Views” section.
  5. From here you can modify or add your map view.

Important note

  • AppSheet Maps are also capable of using what’s called KML (Keyhole Markup Language). This is a file format used to display geographic data, most commonly on platforms like Google Earth or Google Maps, that allows for embedding and displaying location points, borders and shapes with different styles. To learn more about this view, please review this post.

See more details on working with maps.

See how maps work in our Contact Directory sample app.

Read a detailed blog post about the map feature.

 

 

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