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Geocoding

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Geocoding is the process of transforming a description of a location—such as a pair of coordinates, an address, or a name of a place—to a location on the earth's surface. You can geocode by entering one location description at a time or by providing many of them at once in a table.

 

Geocoding is used for the tables where the location data is displayed as maps. To configure the Geocoding settings, click the corresponding button on the Choose pages screen.

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It is recommended to use the Latitude/Longitude fields to show coordinates on the map. The Geocoding function takes the address fields and automatically converts them into the Latitude/Longitude values each time the records are added or updated.

 

Note: most mapping/geocoding providers require you to specify their API key for this functionality to work. You can enter the key under Map settings on Miscellaneous screen.

 

Select the existing fields for storing latitude/longitude data or create new ones. Then select the address field(s) to be used during geocoding.

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For more information about displaying data as maps, see Insert map.

 

How to geocode existing addresses in the database

 

If you need to convert a bunch of existing addresses to latitude/longitude values enable the geocoding first, then display as many records on the page as your can. Then select all and choose to Inline Edit all selected records. Click 'Save all' and wait till all records are saved. This is it.

See also:

Choose pages screen

Key columns

List page settings / Click actions

Add/Edit page settings

CAPTCHA on Add/Edit pages

Update selected

Export/Import pages

Printer-friendly/PDF view settings

 

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