Autocomplete Location (Using Google Maps software)

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    TBSE
    Asked on May 29, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    Hello,

    I currently have the Driving Distance widget on one of my JotForms.

    I am in the process of creating another where I would need the user to enter "1 Location" and have the bar where they are entering the data to automatically populate with the address and name of the location, powered by Google Maps.

    Does JotForm have a feature, widget, etc...that only allows for one fill-in box where it can be populated with Google Maps data (Name and Address)?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    Sincerely,

    George Bowser

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    Sven
    Answered on May 29, 2017 at 01:20 PM

    Hi George, 

    You can make use of our Autocompleted Address widget, you can select which fields to show in the widget. 

    Let us know if you need any further help.

    Thank you!

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    George
    Answered on May 29, 2017 at 09:37 PM

    Hello,

    With that widget, what do I include to have data typed in and pull from Google Maps, where customers will look for the name / address of movie theaters?

     

    Thanks,

    George

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    Kevin_G
    Answered on May 29, 2017 at 09:59 PM

    George, 

    With the Autocompleted Address widget, you will allow your users to enter the theater address and it will complete the address using Google Maps. 

    This is the information the widget gets: 

    Hope this helps. 

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    TBSE
    Answered on May 29, 2017 at 10:05 PM

    Hello,

    Just to be clear, I didn't need the address of the theatres, but the name of them only to appear when the user starts to enter data. I know on google maps searches, when you type in a name, the address appears with the nam.

    What I will need the users do is something simple, just type in the name of the theater and the options, name options,  appear from Google Maps, the user can select and populate the box.

    Did I need to include the addresses for that, as when on Google, once you start typing in the name, the name of the location begins to appear.

     

    Thanks,

    George

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    Chriistian
    Answered on May 29, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Hi there,

    I tried to enter the theater name on the Autocomplete Widget and it shows up name options as I've typed in. Once I've typed the name of the theater, the names of locations begin to appear as well.

    Please have a try and let us know if you need further assistance.
    Regards.

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    TBSE
    Answered on May 29, 2017 at 10:29 PM

    PERFECT,

    You guys are awesome, as usual :)

    Thanks again, and now I have a platform to stand on.

    Cheers,

    George

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    TBSE
    Answered on June 01, 2017 at 12:22 AM

    Hello,

    Check out my JotForm called :MOVIZ - Ticket Order Form

    I added the Auto Complete Location but most of the movie theaters names don't display. Is there another way to type in the NAME of the cinema and have the address populate?

    All don't appear, just selected locations.

    Thanks,

     

    George

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    jonathan
    Answered on June 01, 2017 at 01:21 AM

    Hi George,

    Can you please describe the steps on how to reproduce the issue. I test your form and it work like this on my browser.

     

    Let us know if I did the wrong test and if issue remains.

    Thanks.

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    TBSE
    Answered on June 01, 2017 at 02:13 AM

    Hello,

    I first type in the movie cinema name, and wait for the box to populate from Google Maps.

    None of the AMC Theaters or Carmike Theaters in Richmond, VA populate.

    Here is the website for the list: https://www.carmike.com/

    Type is the zip code, at the carmike web address, of 23225 for about 4 options. When I attempted to type in the name, nothing appears.

     

    Could it be my API code? I am a tech novice and maybe I did that wrong.

     

    Thanks,

    George

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    Chriistian
    Answered on June 01, 2017 at 02:56 AM

    I understand that some locations are not showing on the suggested options when entering the name of the movie cinema name on the Autocompleted Address Widget.

    Please note that the Autocompleted Address Widget is linked to Google Maps, so if the location is not available on Google Maps, it will not also available in the widget. This isn't something on your API code or in the widget itself, it is the limit of the location in Google Maps. 

     

    Hope this information helps.
    Regards.

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    George
    Answered on June 01, 2017 at 08:09 AM

    Understood,

    Thanks for the information, definitely appreciated.

     

    George