Part Three: Getting Data from a SharePoint list with Virtual Map View.
allows organizations to quickly build a shared database of information through
the use of lists. SharePoint lists can be used to display information in
various formats, and can be tailored for use by different sets of users. These
display formats include standard lists, calendars, and even other custom
display types such as our Gantt chart view.
of the display formats that SharePoint is missing out-of-the-box is a Map View
for displaying geographic data. For example, displaying address fields in a
contact list or a customer list on a map that can be used to manage sales and
The Virtual Map View product allows users to
display data points as markers in a Google map or Microsoft Bing map using a
SharePoint List or SQL table or view as the data source.
Company has 1000 employees. Do you want to control their locations? How do you show
all of them on Virtual Map View Web Part?
Note: Virtual Map View supports getting data from all of SharePoint
list types on the current site.
In this article, I present an example showing how to get
data from your Contact List.
create a Contact list type on a site where Virtual Map View is located.
Make sure that the list has the four
See the picture below:
Virtual Map View Web Part. Edit Tool
Select Data Source section. Select SharePoint
List to Display in Map section
Select List Name
Select List View Name
Section: Select four columns: Address, City, State, Country for each
Map to Display section: you can
select 1 in 2 options such as Google Map or Bing Map.
Type: There are a lot of types for Marker. Select one of them:
Multiple Markers: Please see: Part One: How to
configure Multiple Markers for Virtual Map View and Part Two: How to Customize the Marker Type in Virtual Map View
– Marker Tab
title: if we select the Show tabs checkbox, the textbox will be enable for
inputting titles. Besides it, Display Columns list box will show three tabs.
– Show tabs
If you uncheck Show tabs checkbox, it displays a hyperlink
for the tabs when the mouse hovers over the marker
– If you check on the Show tabs checkbox, it displays
the button for the tabs when the mouse hovers over the marker like this:
– Column to
display in Navigation pane: Displaying the data of the column on the left pane.
Click Apply and OK.
If you select Google Maps radio button, Map View will display
When clicking on the address hyperlink on the left pane, you
will see all information displayed on the Tab.
If you select Bing Maps radio button, Map View will display