Google map pin locations in ChurchSuite

Within the Small Groups and Calendar modules you are able to specify the Location of each group and event so that prospective group members and event attenders can see a location map when viewing the public-facing group page and event page - like the example below...

For various reasons it's sometimes the case that Google's map pin plotting is not sufficiently accurate, with map pins in the wrong position - perhaps over the wrong address or building entirely! Also, some countries and regions experience issues where Google's map data for a region is unable to plot addresses correctly e.g. new housing estates.

For these scenarios you can easily edit the map pin locations for your events and small groups - ChurchSuite will update the precise longitude/latitude of the location pin for the event or group. The system will also apply the map pin change to all other events and groups that use that same location name and postcode/zip code.

Small group locations

Where a group has a location and postcode/zip code specified, ChurchSuite plots the small group meeting location on a map, viewable on the Group page - select Go to group page to preview the group page and map. The group location is also shown in the Embed Group Map and Group List in Connect.

To make a custom change to a group's map pin location navigate to the group's "View" page in the Small Groups module...

...scroll down the page to the Map tab and click the "pencil" icon in the top left corner of the map...

On the Edit location pop-up you can now zoom in and then click and drag the group location pin to the correct location. In the example below, the group already has a Custom Location - you can click to Reset to default location, which will revert the map pin to the Google Map default location.

Once you are satisfied click OK and the new latitude and longitude references are saved against the group. If any other groups or events meet at the same location and postcode/zip code, those map pins are also updated.

Calendar event locations

As with small groups, where an event has a location and postcode/zip code specified, ChurchSuite plots the event location, viewable on the Event page - select Go to event page to preview the group page and map.

To change an event's map pin location navigate to the event's "View" page and click the "pencil" icon located at the end of the location and postcode.

On the Edit location pop-up you can now zoom in and then click and drag the event location pin to the correct location. In the example below, the event already has a Custom Location - you can click to Reset to default location, which will revert the map pin to the Google Map default location.

Once you are satisfied click OK and the new latitude and longitude references are saved against the event. If any other events or groups meet at the same location and postcode, those map pins are also updated, including other events at the same location within the 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 location address itself - the feature is not an "address picker".

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