In the last post, we focused on getting things into place so that we can start the process of collecting and displaying information in Google Maps. Here, we set up a Google Spreadsheet and Google Form to do the following:
- Collect Location data from our users (this will include address information & other tid-bits that we can feed to map users later – like a quote, a review, information about the location etc).
- Geocode addresses using Google’s API to obtain LatLng pairs that Google Maps plots on the embedded map.
- Set up spreadsheet formulas to perpetuate within the form, as well as a cell that feeds information into the infowindow.