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How can I create a link to Google maps from PPO?

PPO allows users to enter two coordinates (one for latitude and one for longitude) and then follow a calculated link to the defined location in Google Maps.

Follow these steps to set this up:

Step 1: Create two text fields

The first step is to add two manual text fields, one for latitude and one for longitude:

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For details on how to set up data fields, see the following knowledge base article.

Step 2: Create a calculated URL field

The next step is to create the field that will house the link to Google Maps. This needs to be a calculated field, with the following formula:

dbo.ppoGetGoogleMapsUrl(P08,P09)

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 Once users have entered the latitude and longitude fields, they will be able to click on the Google Maps link and be taken directly to the defined position:

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Note:

For the above formula to work, the GPS coordinates need to be entered in the following format (decimal degrees):

GPS latitude (south / north): -25.7388900

GPS longitude (east / west): 28.1889600

No other format of GPS coordinates is supported when using this calculation.

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