Map view type’s settings are similar to Tile view with one exception. Map view requires a column of the Location type to display pins on the map at the specified position. Upon clicking the pin, the data is displayed as the pop-up card structured the same way as the tile in the tile view.

Map View

To create a map view, select the Map option from the list of view types and click Next. The system will display the Map View form comprising the sections described below.

General Properties

Map View General

Enter a name of a new map view.
This field can hold any developer’s comments that need to be kept for this view. The comments will be visible in the Setup mode only.
Show In Menu
Leave this option checked if the view should be displayed in the menu.
Enter a category name if you want to group the view under a category.
Highlight Color
Select a color to highlight this view in the list displayed in the menu.
This option allows you to select an icon for a view. You have a choice of 900+ icons covering various subjects – actions, brands, file types, symbols, animals, and more. The Search box above will help you narrow down the list of choices.

In the User mode the icon will appear to the left of the view name listed in the left menu of the table.

If you want to restrict access to the view for your users based on their roles, select the Restrict access right by role checkbox and choose what roles will have access to this particular view.

Matching Properties

Mapping Matching

The Matching section is intended to set the filter criteria for the records that will be displayed in the view.
  • All records: select if you want to include all records in the view;
  • Only records that meet certain criteria: select if you want to filter records according to certain criteria. With the help of drop-down lists below create the rules according to which records will be filtered;
  • Custom formula: select if you want to enter a custom formula and add the formula to the expanded field.
Ask the User
If the Ask Columns option is activated, the dropdown with column names will be shown. You can choose the columns that will be applied as filters in this view.

Sorting Properties


This section is intended to set the sorting order for the records in this view.
  • Default sorting: select if you want to sort records by default settings. Moreover, there is the Edit Default Sorting button allowing you to change the sorting of the Default View.
  • Custom sorting: select if you want to set a specific sorting order. Use the expanded drop-down lists to define sorting criteria and order.

Columns To Display

Map View Columns

Map view requires a column of the Location type to display pins on the map at the specified position. Upon clicking the pin, the system displays the data as the pop-up card.
Cluster pins
This option activates marker clusters to display a large number of markers on a map. The number on a cluster indicates how many markers it contains. Please notice that as you zoom into any of the cluster locations, the number on the cluster decreases, and you begin to see the individual markers on the map. Zooming out of the map consolidates the markers into clusters again.
Specify the column where the images are stored. This image will be shown on the pop-up card.
Select the column comprising data that will be displayed as a header on the pop-up card.
Select the column comprising data that will be displayed as a subheader.
Select which columns’ data will be displayed as details under the subheader.

Advanced Options

Map Advanced

The Advanced options section is intended to specify additional options:

Map type
This option allows specifying a map type. Select one of the following options:
  • Roads;
  • Terrain;
  • Satellite;
  • Hybrid.
Allowed actions
From the list, select what actions will be applicable to the records, and the corresponding buttons will be displayed in this view:
  • New;
  • Edit;
  • View;
  • Delete;
  • Mass Delete: Use this option if you plan to delete many records at a time. As with other mass-actions, when the Mass Delete is checked, TeamDesk renders the Delete button in a view’s header and checkboxes to mark the records.
Rows to display
Specify the number of pins that will be shown on the map view (use whole numbers only).
Row Colorization
If you want to highlight certain pins, select the Colorization Formula checkbox and enter the formula into the expanded field. The details are expounded in the View Colorization item.
Enable RSS feed
Select the checkbox if you want to enable an RSS feed for the view.
Enable Embedding
This option allows you to copy/paste a simple HTML snippet to embed a view on your website page. More details are described here Embedding Option for Views. Moreover, for Map View, you should obtain API key from Google. So, if you want to show Map View on your website, you can apply for API key with standard Google license.


When this text property is filled in, a view page displays a small dropdown titled Help just under the tab bar. On the user’s click, it extends toward the bottom displaying the text you’ve typed.

When finished, click Save to save changes or click Cancel to discard.