Google Maps Marker Action (Pro only)

13th of February, 2013

Type of Action: Item Action (to use it, select an HTML layer item and go to Item>Actions to choose the Action from the list).

What the Action can do: This Action lets you do the following:
  • It lets you set up multiple markers (with graphics and text inside the box panel) to use as map markers on a Google Map Action item.
Used in conjunction with the Google Maps Action, this Action lets you set up multiple Google Map Markers on the same map or on multiple maps on the same page and the marker(s) can include graphic content (which can't be done in Freeway Express.

To use the Action, you must apply it to an HTML item which is a layer. With the layer item selected, go to Item>Actions and choose Google Maps Marker from the list. With the item selected you can see the options in the Actions palette:

  • Map: Choose the Google Map item on your page you would like to use this Map Marker on.
  • Location entry: Choose from Simple or Advanced. Simple lets you use a town or Zip/Post Code to use for the Map Marker; Advanced lets you use specific Longitude and Latitude values.
  • Animate Marker: This is switched on by default and it gives a short animation when the Map Marker appears (it bounces a couple of times). Switch this off if you do not wish to use the animation.
  • Show info: This is switched on by default which means that the information used inside the HTML layer item will be used in a speech panel box with the Map Marker item. If you don't want the box panel to appear (ie, you simply want to use a Map Marker with no further information) switch this option off.
  • Delay Marker (seconds): By default this is set to zero - which means that the Map Marker appears immediately. However, you can enter a value for a delay (in seconds) after which time the Map Marker can be made to appear.
  • Custom Marker: If you don't like the default Google Map Marker, you can choose a pre-created graphic in this popup to use as the map's Map Marker.

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