Location Column

Location column is designed to hold the latitude and the longitude as a single entity and optionally visualize it on a map. For example:

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The Location column options are described below.

General Properties:

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Properties defined by the column type:

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Location Options

Column Property

Description

Format

Format property allows you to set among two options:

  • Signed degrees. The values are displayed in a form of a pair of two decimal numbers – latitude and longitude expressed as whole number and fractions of a degree, such as 41.836944, -87.684722. This format is commonly used in GPS systems so it is the default to simplify copy-pasting.
  • Degrees, minutes, seconds. The values are displayed in a classic form such as 41° 50′ 13″ N, 87° 41′ 5″ W. It is human readable but there is a subject of rounding errors. TeamDesk holds up to six decimal points for coordinates, that’s the location precision is about 11cm.

List Style

This property allows to define how to display a location in Views. For example, map style, map size, zoom, hide/unhide coordinates. You can choose to display the location either as a text, button, or map thumbnail with or without coordinates. Either way is clickable and leads to Google Maps. If you click on mobile platforms, a corresponding application will be launched.

Form Style

This property allows to define how to display a location on Forms. You can choose to display the location either as a text, button, or map thumbnail with or without coordinates. Either way is clickable and leads to Google Maps. If you click on mobile platforms, a corresponding application will be launched.

On Edit

This option automatically fills in the column with the current location value, when a new record is created and if the location field is empty.

Help

When the Help text property is filled in, the question mark is displayed near the field name on the View/Edit form. If you point to this question mark, the pop-up with a tip or a help text message will be shown.

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