How to Configure Virtual Map View in SharePoint 2013 – Part Three

Part Three: Getting Data from a SharePoint list with Virtual Map View.

SharePoint
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.

One
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
marketing efforts.

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.

Challenge: Your
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.

1.       Let’s
create a Contact list type on a site where Virtual Map View is located.

Make sure that the list has the four
following columns:

  • Country,
  • Region,
  • Address,
  • City.

See the picture below:

2.       Configure
Virtual Map View Web Part. Edit Tool
Pane

  • In the
    Select Data Source
    section. Select SharePoint
    list option.
  • In Select
    List to Display in Map
    section

§ 
Select List Name

§ 
Select List View Name

  • In Geocoding
    Section: Select four columns: Address, City, State, Country for each
    dropdown list.

  • In Select
    Map to Display
    section: you can
    select 1 in 2 options such as Google Map or Bing Map.
  • In Display
    Options
    section

 Marker
Type:
There are a lot of types for Marker. Select one of them:

 

Use
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
checkbox:

                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
as follows:

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
as follows:

 

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