Topic: Address field with link to Map

There is the Venue title. The location address might be put there or in the description.

I know we have to blank fields but they are further down. Perhaps right below the Venue have a field for the address. This would be of benefit for those not using LuxCal as personal Calendar that might know where the location is.

To take it a step further a button link to the right of the field that says "Map". When clicked the address field is passed to Google Maps showing the location.

If done this way it doesn't require a Developer's API which would could cost money but is a simple link to Google Maps. As alternative to Google Maps, Open Street Map could be used. https://www.openstreetmap.org

Regards,
Dan

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Re: Address field with link to Map

Hi Dan,
Thanks for this suggestion.
As a matter of fact I have already produced something similar for the next release of V4.7.4 wink (This new version will be released early 2019).
In this new version in the Venue field one can put - as part of the field - the actual address between !-marks. If done so, in all calendar views the address will be shown as a button. When hovering this button, the textual address will be shown and when clicking the button, a new page will open where Google maps will show the address on the map.

What I like very much about your suggestion is to let the admin choose whether Google maps, OpenStreeMap, or an other map viewer will open. So I will add a field to the admin's Settings page, where the admin can specify the "map site" that should open when the user clicks the Address button.

Best regards,
Roel

Re: Address field with link to Map

Hi Roel,

I look forward to seeing V4.7.4 early next year.

Best regards,
Dan

Some own motorcycles, others ride them.

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Re: Address field with link to Map

Sounds useful; will look out for that too!