4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2017 8:08 AM by Kaj_Hjorth

    Changing webviewer map location by dragging

    Kaj_Hjorth

      Hi all,

       

      we are trying to build a mapping solution where it is possible to move the location pointer received

      by using FileMaker Mobile Location function by dragging the pointer and saving the new dragged location.

       

      We have managed that by using PHP on Filemaker server, but we need to have the

      solution to be able to also optionally work stand-alone ie installed on a mobile device without connecting to server.

       

      Has anyone done that?

      What clean Filemaker based mapping solutions are available or known out there?

       

      Best regards

      Kaj Hjorth

        • 2. Re: Changing webviewer map location by dragging
          Kaj_Hjorth

          Thanks Johan,

          that’s a nice solution, but doesn’t seem to offer what we are looking for

          i.e. give the possibility to change a location by dragging the pointer

           

          It need’s to be said that we work in “the Wild”. No roads, to tie the location to

          we only use the location Lat and Long as received by iPhone or iPad through Filemaker

          GPS location technique

           

          But definitely we need to look more closely on FileMaker and GoogleMaps integration

           

          Kaj Hjorth

           

          kaj.hjorth@tpnet.fi

          kaj.ilmari.hjorth@gmail.com

           

           

           

           

          Johan Hedman <noreply@filemaker.com> kirjoitti 4.8.2017 kello 11.48:

           

          Changing webviewer map location by dragging

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          What about this

           

          Google Maps and FileMaker Integration - YouTube

           

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          • 3. Re: Changing webviewer map location by dragging
            Johan Hedman

            Google Maps API is a very good and useful API. There are several other map APIs that you can use. Some costs money and some do not. If you want to put several dots on a maps, most APIs will charge when you come up to a certain amount of dots.

             

            From what I know, I have not seen anyone playing around and moving dots on a map using Google Maps API from FileMaker.

            • 4. Re: Changing webviewer map location by dragging
              Kaj_Hjorth

              To accumulate a list of locations in FileMaker by using FileMaker location function and then

              show the accumulated locations all as pointers on one and the same map

              is not very hard to do using the ideas from mapping (geolocation) demos supplied by Filemaker.

              We show hundreds and it doesn’t take but a moment to draw in Webviewer

              All this can be done without PHP.

               

              The challenge is to show one point and the move it by dragging on your mobile devices screen

              We manage this with the help of PHP on the server. The Filemaker record saves the original coordinates and the new ones.

               

              We now wish to have this functionality native  in Filemaker (without PHP)

              I am thinking about the new features of FileMaker 16. c-url and others

              with which I am not familiar.

               

              Johan Hedman <noreply@filemaker.com> kirjoitti 4.8.2017 kello 13.22:

               

              Changing webviewer map location by dragging

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              Google Maps API is a very good and useful API. There are several other map APIs that you can use. Some costs money and some do not. If you want to put several dots on a maps, most APIs will charge when you come up to a certain amount of dots.

               

               

              From what I know, I have not seen anyone playing around and moving dots on a map using Google Maps API from FileMaker.

               

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