Creating Visually Appealing Maps in Sharepoint
Interactive Maps in Modern SharePoint
SharePoint can be more than just a repository of documents and lists — it can be a dynamic workspace for locating essential business information. A key enhancement to your SharePoint experience is the addition of an interactive clickable map, which helps users find relevant business locations effortlessly.
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Understanding the Basics
What is an interactive map in SharePoint?
Think of an interactive clickable map as a living, breathing location finder in SharePoint. It’s a map that lets you click on points to get more information or to go somewhere else within your SharePoint site.
This isn’t just about plotting points on a map, it’s about connecting your team to information in a way that’s accessible, dynamic and impactful. Whether it’s finding the address of an office location or a colleague’s contact information, it’s all at your fingertips, visually laid out on a map that provides more information connected to data in SharePoint.
Benefits of Interactive Maps in SharePoint
Leveraging your data housed in Microsoft 365
Interactive maps in SharePoint tap into the wealth of data from Microsoft 365 and Azure AD, showcasing employees and business locales in a visually compelling format, turning detailed information into an engaging, cohesive experience — all without the need for large and complex data import.
Enhanced user engagement
Interactive maps in SharePoint invite users to explore and engage with the content actively. By transforming lists and data points into a visual and navigable map, users can pin point the information they need more quickly, leading to a more engaging and productive experience.
Streamlined navigation and workflow
An interactive map can act as a central hub for navigation, directing users to different parts of the SharePoint site. This not only speeds up the workflow by cutting down on the time spent searching for information but also creates a more cohesive and connected digital workplace, bringing together information inside of SharePoint.
Similar to Alerts, the process of configuring the Button Web Part has been simplified. With our latest update, you can now easily modify alignment and horizontal layout directly from the Web Part settings. These new options located above the Web Part make customisation more intuitive, with configuration happening in the one place.
Location Finder by Sprocket 365
Build an interactive map for SharePoint, no complex coding
Effortlessly showcase locations from a SharePoint list and customise the displayed details. Search locations by postcode or suburb, thanks to Google search integration.
A pre-built Web Part configured within minutes
Get started is simple—our web part automatically sets up the lists you need or lets you use your own. Just bring your Google Maps API key, enable the necessary APIs, and you’re set to go. Location Finder gives you an interactive SharePoint map that helps your users discover and locate important business locations.
Advanced features with Location Finder
The pre-build spfx web part, allows you to search for locations by entering a postcode or suburb. Additionally, it can automatically detect your current location using your browser’s GPS, setting it as the starting point when the map loads. This web part is mobile-friendly, ensuring a seamless experience on various devices within SharePoint.
Further technical information can be found on Sprocket Docs.
Integrations using the Google API
This web part uses Google Maps which requires you provide your own API key. The following Google Maps APIs must be enabled:
- Places API
- Geocoding API
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