Google map pin locations in ChurchSuite

Within the Small Groups and Calendar modules you are able to specify the Location of your groups and events, so that prospective group members and event attenders can view a location map on the public-facing group page and event page.

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 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.

In these cases you can easily edit map pin locations for 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.

Small group locations

Where a group has a location and postcode specified, ChurchSuite plots the 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.

From the group's "View" page in the Small Groups module, scroll down the page to the Maps tab.

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.

Once you are satisfied, click Save Changes 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, those map pins are also updated.

Calendar event locations

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

From the event's "View" page, click the small "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.

Once you are satisfied, click Save Changes 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 address itself - the feature is not intended as an "address picker".

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