How to add a GeoSearch to your FM Installation

FacilitiesMap has built-in support for GeoSearch, through two geocoding providers (MapQuest and ServiceObjects), which allow address searches using external geocoding to a specific LAT/LON. In order to add a GeoSearch function, you must first acquire a paid API key for the given search provider. For further assistance acquiring a paid API key, please contact Websoft Developers.

Once you've an API key, Websoft Developers must then enable your site for GeoSearch. Once enabled, you can go to the map settings and change the following settings:


Address Search Zoom (City State Match Level): Determines the zoom scale of the map when the GeoSearch returns a coordinate that matches at the city zoom scale.
Address Search Zoom (Street Match Level): Determines the zoom scale of the map when the GeoSearch returns a coordinate that matches at the street zoom scale.
Address Search Default State: Populates the default dropdown value of the state for the GeoSearch.

Once the GeoSearch has been implemented, you should see an "Zoom to Address" dropdown in the search pane of the map site.

If you search for a valid address that the search provider can correctly geocode, a blue symbol will drop on the LAT/LON of the result:



[Last updated for version 2306 (12/2012)]
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