New and Free at the Marketplace: Google Maps Geolocator

Michiel van Oosterhout provided the Google Maps Geolocator web part for free
The easy-to-use control allows users to find accurate geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude) for any place on Earth using a Google Maps interface. It can be used within any text field with attribute size at least 21.

Please find the installation instruction provided within the package.

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Petr Passinger

Petr is the Senior Business Analyst, responsible for the mapping and optimization of the sales funnel and revenue cycle leveraging the Kentico Customer Experience Management solution for online marketing activities.


Michiel commented on

Edit for my last comment:

I should have written that it's __NOT__ necessary for editors to enter latitude and longitude, because that's what the control does for you.

Sorry for the confusion.

Petr Passinger commented on

Hi Michiel,

Thanks for extending the info on your submission!

Michiel commented on

I would like to add that this package is a Form Control for Kentico. That means (for those who are not sure where it can be used) that you can use it in the Form tab of a document.

An example would be a document type for a hotel. Editors can simply enter "Hilton Hotel, Rotterdam, The Netherlands" and click the find button on the control, and Google Maps will do the rest. (Note that in the picture above it looks like an editor needs to enter the latitude and longitude yourself, but that's necessary.)

The value that ends up being stored in the database is the latitude and longitude, separated by a comma. This value can than later be used in a Google Maps display integrated in the custom page template or web part.

Thanks for blogging about it Petr!