The Geo Point Field has two number fields for adding longitude and latitude values. Applications like Google Maps use this kind of Geo-Information of a location. In Picturepark you can only use Geo Point values in Query Filters. 

Geo Point Overview

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Behavior

VIDEO: How Geo Point Behaves

The behavior is similar to a single fieldset. 

Limitations

Geo points are not accessible from the search. 

Special

The Geo Point consists of two fields: 

  • Latitude (lat)

  • Longitude (lon) 

The underlying schema in which groups the two number fields is a system schema of the Content Platform called GpsCoordinate. 

Usage in layers

Entering the details on the content after applying the layer that has the relevant Geo Point field created:


View in Edit mode of the clickable link:
Picturepark creates this link:
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3938863,8.0433279,17z

17z is the zoom factor. 

Examples

  • Address

  • GPS

  • Geomarketing

Geo Point Value Handling

Picturepark Setup Example

Layer: Corporate Information (ID: CorporateInformation)

Field: Headquarter Location (ID: headquarterLocation)

Fieldpath

corporateInformation.headquarterLocation.lon
corporateInformation.headquarterLocation.lat

Advanced search for the field or the field value

Use in Display Pattern

Use in the business rule as path & field id

Path: corporateInformation.headquarterLocation.lon
Path: corporateInformation.headquarterLocation.lat

Field: headquarterLocation.lon
Field: headquarterLocation.lat

Returned field value

12.356

The field itself does not return the combined value. You must get longitude and latitude.

Geo Point Field Settings

Name

The setting "name" is available for various things in Picturepark e.g. fields, schemas, business rules. This value defines what appears in the Picturepark interface. You can change the name at any time, and translate it into any configured metadata language. If you would like to add a translation for the name, just press Add.

  • ID's and Name need to be the same or at least the same meaning.

  • Sentence-style capitalization e.g. Media type and not Media Type.

  • Schema names in plural e.g. products, events, persons for lists.

  • No numbers at the beginning of the ID (mediaType2 is correct but not 2MediaType)

ID

The field id is the ID of your field, which is used to link to this field. The field id is always lowercase. The id of the field is set on the creation of a new field, using camel casing. You need the field id for the configuration of filters or display pattern. 

The ID is automatically created from the name you insert: 

  • Example: You insert the field name "My NeW fielDs #1 Purpose?

  • Automatic Id: myNeWFielDs1Purpose

You can open the Display Pattern Editor to see the JSON of a Content Item. 


Required

The field setting "required" determines whether an editor must provide a field value before being able to save the Content Item. If a field is required and the user has not provided a value or has deleted an existing value, Picturepark does not permit saving the item. This value can be changed at any time. You cannot set a field required on a Layer that has XMP mappings defined for any field. 

Attention: even if the field itself is not required when adding Geo Points, both values for longitude and latitude are required.

Include in filters

The field setting “Include in filters” allows the field to be added as a filter for content (see Channels Configuration) and the field values to be edited in the Batch Editor (indexed fields). Picturepark checks this setting against the allowed number of Search-indexed fields in your subscription plan. While it may be tempting to include all fields in filters and simple search also boosting them, you may revisit this idea based on your subscription plan limit, and by testing your common search scenarios - too much values will not automatically result in better search results.

Geo Points work in channel filters, but you should show them as regions or areas. Users may probably find individual Geo Points in filters not helpful at all.