Features: Mapping, GPS, & GIS

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Video Series: Gallery of Browser-Based User Interface Designs for Business Applications

Alpha Anywhere comes with a variety of sample applications built-in. One of those applications provides working examples of many different user interface variations for displaying data from databases in a browser. This 10-part video series will help guide you through this sample application, explaining each of the examples and showing you, for each example, how to find more information about how you can build something like it.
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Powerful Mapping Operations - Coding Optional!

Alpha Anywhere does the "heavy lifting" for you when it comes to mapping, geography, and graphical information systems (GIS).

Help users visualize location information in a variety of ways-including plotting data as markers on a map, geography searches based on a custom defined radius or polygon, clicking and dragging to set a display area, and much more. And, Alpha Anywhere can automatically geocode data as it’s submitted, so that you can seamlessly map user records and build powerful GIS applications.

Thanks to Action JavaScript, it’s incredibly easy to add complex mapping operations to your business apps without writing any code. Supported Action JavaScript actions include:

  • Add one or many markers to a map
  • Show marker details (i.e. open the Info Box)
  • Show/hide marker
  • Remove marker(s)
  • Center map
  • Set zoom level
  • Refresh map
  • Emphasize/De-emphasize markers

Fully Customize Your Map’s Parameters

One of the distinct advantages of mapping data is the ability to convey specific information quickly and easily through visual cues. This is especially true when you are developing with the small form factor of smartphones in mind. Take control over the way your data is displayed on the map by incorporating custom HTML and JavaScript where you want it, or, dynamically specify your marker icons, add marker animation and much more.

  • Customizable map markers:
    When you place a marker on a map, you have full control over the icon that is used. Dynamically specify each marker according to your data source and use custom images, titles, animation, JavaScript functions etc. to convey information about the corresponding record-all within an easy to use property selector.
  • Customizable bubble callouts and info boxes:
    Set an expression to customize what is shown in the bubble callout which is displayed when a user hovers over a given marker. And, add custom HTML and JavaScript to the info box that is displayed once a user clicks the marker. The HTML can include placeholders that incorporate data from the record.