Google map pin locations in ChurchSuite

Each contact in your Address Book and Children module has a Google map on their profile page where an address is specified. Similar functionality exists for your small group and event locations - groups and event locations are plotted with a pin on a google map on the admin and public facing group and event pages. For various reasons it's sometimes the case that Google's pin-plotting is not sufficiently accurate, with the map pin in the wrong position. Also, some countries also experience issues where Google's map data for their region is unable to plot addresses correctly.

In these cases you can easily edit map pin locations for contacts, children, events and small groups - simply dragging the pin to the correct location. Once saved, ChurchSuite will remember that pin location; the system will also apply the map change to all other linked contacts and children at the same address.

Address Book contacts and Children

From a contact or child's profile page, scroll down to the address section. A map is displayed if an address is stored. To change the position of the map pin, click the "pencil" icon in the top left corner of the map...

In "Edit view" you can now drag the pin to the correct location. Once you are satisfied, click "Save Changes" and the new latitude and longitude references are saved against the contact.

If the contact or child has any linked contacts or children, their map pin location is also updated and saved automatically.

Small groups

Where a group has a location and postcode specified, ChurchSuite plots the group meeting location on a Google map, viewable on the group page in your Small Groups module. The group location is also used in any web-embedded small group map and on the public-facing group sign-up pages to show prospective members where the group meets.

As with contacts and children, the map pin location can be edited. From the group page in the Small Groups module, scroll down the page to the location map. Click the "pencil" icon in the top left corner of the map...

In "Edit view" you can now drag the pin to the correct location. Once you are satisfied, click "Save Changes" and the new latitude and longitude references are saved against the group. If any other groups meet at the same location and postcode, those map pins are also updated.

Calendar Events

Where an event has a location and postcode specified, ChurchSuite plots the event location on a Google map, viewable on the event page in your Calendar module. The event location is also used in any embedded and public-facing event pages.

As with contacts and children, the map pin location can be edited. From the event page in the Calendar module, scroll down the page to the location map. Click the "pencil" icon in the top left corner of the map...

In "Edit view" you can now drag the pin to the correct location. Once you are satisfied, click "Save Changes" and the new latitude and longitude references are saved against the event. If any other events meet at the same location and postcode, those map pins are also updated, including other events within a same sequence.

Note

The "Edit location" option will only change the long/lat coordinates stored for the address in question. Moving the map pin will not change the address itself and so the feature is not intended to be used as an "address picker".

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