Within Filemaker, I have a web viewer and it is viewing googlemaps.
How can I spend coordinates (longitude and latitude) into a FileMaker field?
Is there any way to do it?
I suspect, you want to click on Google maps and get the longitude and latitude into FileMaker.
There is no easy way of doing this, but if you have to, you will need to look at integration with Google API. Here are a few links to get you started:
DevCon 2012 Session Recording: Mapping and Geolocation with FileMaker 12
FileMaker 13 Google Maps API Geocode - The Scarpetta Group, Inc.
Yes, I want to click on Google maps and get the longitude and latitude into FileMaker.
I will see the documentation that sent me, thank you.
However, do you have any sample file?
Sorry, no. The company I used to work for had a solution developed by a web developer. It is not easy and their API changes sometimes.
I like playing with web API, but in this case I would hire someone.
Here is a sample using Google Maps Api. Dropbox - GeoCoding.fmp12
You can also check out these two links for demo files and explanations:
Capturing Map Coordinates Into FileMaker - Sounds Essential
Update: Capturing Map Coordinates Into FileMaker - Sounds Essential
I have the google maps api integrated into my filemaker solution contacts table. I do this in reverse where i create the contact and capture the long and lat by either a per record basis or found set loop to populate the map. By selecting the marker icons within the google maps web viewer (displaying data within the marker info window about the location) you can include links to link back to open filemaker records. You could import the address info and run a script to populate the long and lat fields. Might not be an elegant solution. Not really sure about your workflow, It can be done since you are able to fully integrate with google maps through their api and FM web viewer.
Thank you to all!
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