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Maps

 
Build a Map Portlet to enable users to enter their zip code and get a map of a specific area.  Maps are commonly used to display office locations (on a map).  Certain views enable the visitor to get directions to your specified point(s) of interest (your company office).  Create a portlet for each map you add to your website.  Add location points to the map and associate each Map Portlet to its corresponding web page.
 
 
"+" This symbol allows for the creation or modification of portlets on the existing page
This symbol allows for the creation or modification of portlets on a new or exitisting page.
This symbol is used to provide a preview of the current page or portlet.
This symbol provides a list of update dates and the individual who updated that portlet.
This symbol provides the ability to see the all the pages that portlet is currently being displayed on.
This is the DELETE symbol.  All delete actions will prompt the user before the delete occurs.
This symbol is used to add or modify sub-elemetns to an existing portlet.
This symbol allows you to cop an existing portlet.

1- Map Instance Name: Content that is shown as the title of the map on the web page.  It also  allows you to quickly locate and edit that instance under the Maps Portlet list.
2- Short Description: Provide a short explaining of the portlet you are creating.
3- Map Display Width Allows you to determine the width of the map on your web page.
4- Map Display Height: Allows you to determine the height of the map on your web page
5- Display Address Form: Adding an address form allows you to search for a specific address on the map.
6- Display Zoom Control: Adds a control on the page that allows you to either zoom in or zoom out of the map.
7- Display Map Types: When selected, this option causes three map types (Map, Satellite, Hybrid) to appear on the rendered map.
8- Start Zoom Level: Starts the map at a certain zoom level.  The client can then zoom in or out more depending on whether or not you choose to add a zoom control.
9- Use Best Fit: Sizes the map to show across the whole web page.
10- Header Text: Content that appears above the Map and is normally a short paragraph explaining the map.


1- Location Description: A brief explanation of the location being added.
2- Address: Physical address of the location.
3- City: City the location is in.
4- Zip Code: Postal Zip Code of the location.
5- Show Directions Field: Written content that directs the viewer on how to get to the destination they are searching for. (DOes it show directions on a map to?)
6- Show focus on page load: When selected, causes the information bubble for an address marker to appear on the rendered map.
7- Default Location: There can only be 1 default location that automatically shows when the map is accessed.
8- Address 2: Additional information extending from Address 1.
9- State: State the location is in.
10- Country: Country the location is in.


How to Build a Map Portlet

  1. Select Portlets: Maps.  View summary of each Map Portlet created for this website.
  2. Select + Portlet Actions for Maps.  The Map Portlet screen displays.
  3. Enter the Map Name for this instance with a short description.
  4. Enter the approximate map display width and height.
  5. Enter your preferences for the :
    1. Display Address Form
    2. Display Zoom Control
    3. Display Map Types
  6. Select a number of zoom levels.  The lowest numbers provide the highest level of zoom-zoom.
  7. In the Use Best Fit field, select Yes to xxx and No to xxx.  Web Crescendo does not use a Zoom Level when Best Fit is selected.
  8. To configure portlet, select the + icon on the right side of the page under Actions
  9. Select + Location for the "Name" Map Action
  10. Enter the Location Desc, Address, City, Zip Code, State and Country.
  11. Select if you want to show a directions field and show focus on page load.
  12. Clock Save Location.
  13. Repeat steps 9-12 to add more locations.

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