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    Geolocation Widget - Can I update its pinpoint based on input from Address field?

    Asked by revisionenergy on July 15, 2014 at 03:45 PM

    Hi... OK things are going great with JotForm but I have another question :) Ideally a user types in their address, and I can use some logic to update the pinpoint on the Geolocation widget, to what Google THINKS is their home... and if not the user will drag/drop a pinpoint on the map to actually locate their home using the widget.  Can this be done?

    Thanks!

    Fred

    address field JotForm map thanks and
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on July 15, 2014 at 05:45 PM

    Hi,

    The geolocation widget should automatically do exactly what you ask with the exception of basing on the users input.

    http://widgets.jotform.com/widget/geolocation

    The user can adjust the marker in case their home location is much further away from their geolocation.  If you must have the exact functionality, you may be able to do so with a custom script based off the field ID containing the address and a script that updates a google map.  Though I am not sure exactly the code to make this work, here is a guide on how to manually add and update a map to your form that may give you a start:

    http://www.jotform.com/help/247-Add-Google-Map-Geolocation-Marker-to-your-Form

    As I stated previously, you would need a script that updates this based on the information in your form, which may take quite a bit of setup.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions and we will be happy to help.

    Thank you for using Jotform!

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    Answered by revisionenergy on July 16, 2014 at 07:02 PM

    OK, thanks... so I will classify this as 'possible' but probably more work than is worth it.  Thanks!

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    Answered by TitusN on July 17, 2014 at 02:53 AM

    Hello,

    I have raised a feature request for a widget that:

    1. Has an Address entry box

    2. Has a map that jumps to the location once the user starts typing

    3. The user can drag the marker to the specific location that will update the address they want to submit -

    Does that sound like what you are looking for?

    We will update you once there are any developments.

    In the meantime, please try our other address auto-completion widgets - they don't have a map - but they update through Google Map's API to attempt an accurate address completion.

    Let us know if any helps.

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    Answered by revisionenergy on July 17, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Thanks, Titus, I'll try it out.  Our application is for someone looking to have solar installed on their roof.  Very often Google Maps shows the incorrect house.  We would like someone to input their address, see the suggested pin in Google, then drag marker to correct house if Google has chosen the wrong location.  Then we can accurately make a preliminary estimate if their roof is a good fit for solar panels.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by david on July 17, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Hi,

    The feature request has been placed and assigned, we will update you here when we can.  Let us know how the other widget works out and we will see what we can do if it isn't enough.

    Thank you for using Jotform!

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    Answered by CORElectric on October 22, 2014 at 02:22 PM

    Hello,

     

    This is what I have been looking for.  This question also asks for it (http://www.jotform.com/answers/316602-How-do-I-get-Address-Map-Locator-to-send-the-entered-address-when-submitted).

     

    Basically a map sent along with the notification of the address a user has put it.

     
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    Answered by raul on October 22, 2014 at 04:26 PM

    Hello,

    I've moved your question to this thread: http://www.jotform.com/answers/447532

    We will address it there.

    Thanks.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on February 18, 2015 at 09:29 AM

    Hello, 

    We've updated the Address Map Locator to work according to the workflow you presented: 

    1. Has an Address entry box

    2. Has a map that jumps to the location once the user starts typing

    3. The user can drag the marker to the specific location that will update the address they want to submit - 

     

    Please check it out and share your experience with us: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50483671770964?

    Cheers!

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    Answered by revisionenergy on February 18, 2015 at 09:58 AM

    This is fantastic! Great to see JotForms respond to requests from customers like this.  We are using it now, the only improvement I could suggest is to allow us to set a "Default" Map location, rather than horn of Africa we'd love to show someone New England USA as the default.

    Thank you!
    Fred

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    Answered by TitusN on February 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    I actually noticed that -  :-)

    Let's see what we can do with the default location - we'll update this thread when its completed.