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In the past few months we’ve had several projects that needed some basic mapping functions for FileMaker Go on iPad, and for one reason or another, never really made anything that was easily replicable. Realizing that we were more than likely going to need to do this again, we thought it was time to find a module of some sort that we could easily plug in as needed. Our aim was to have a simple way to take a group of addresses and create a map using the Google API in FileMaker, and that was all. Nothing fancy – just simple, elegant, and (ideally) ready-to-go out of the box.
Starting with that, we built a new file from scratch, adapting the Google API code a bit and rewriting all the scripts for our purposes, while also using some features from FileMaker 13 (specifically, geocoding addresses on server instead of locally). We also built it with the intention of making it easy to plug into an existing FileMaker solution, distilling it down to only the essential components. For example, we wrote extra code specifically to avoid the need to add new summary or global fields.
Enjoy! (And perhaps it goes without saying, but this file is free, and MSN Media Inc. makes no warranty, express or implied, for its performance or suitability for a given task.)