Welcome to my new Step by Step Series on Power Apps Maps. Here, we will talk about different features for Power Apps Geospatial components and its real-life business use cases and scenarios. Microsoft launched a component Geospatial with Address component. Here will talk about this in detail.
During the first part of the session, we will learn how we can create a Map in Power Apps using the Geospatial component. The geospatial component allows us to create a map in Power Apps. First, we will learn what are the prerequisites to get started with Power Apps Geospatial features. We will activate some features from Power Platform Admin Center. Once those features are activated we will add the Map component in Power Apps and talk about different configuration properties from Geospatial Map. At last, we will load some location points to Power Apps Map and build a Gallery and display a specific location to Map. Check the full video for all demos!
During the second part of the session, we will learn how we can select a specific location of the Power Apps map and Pin that location onto the map. We will check the entire procedure where we will select and pin location to Geospatial map in Power Apps. Geospatial Map provides flexibility where we can get the selected location’s Latitude and Longitude location from Power Apps. Here, first, we will create a SharePoint list to store the information of the selected location’s Latitude and Longitude from the Map component. Once we store that information to the list, then we will develop a Power Apps page, add a map component and grab all stored locations from SharePoint to Power Apps.
During the third part of the session, we will talk about Address Input Component in Power Apps. Address Input component is used to take Input address from the end users. Based on the user input it suggests the address. During this video we took a combination of Map and Address Input component in Power Apps. User will type any address input in textbox and based on selected address it will locate that location to the geospatial map.
During fourth part of the session, we will talk about how we can draw and insert different shapes to Power Apps map visual. Power Apps let allows the users to draw and insert shapes into map component. We can add a drawing panel to our interactive maps that lets our users draw and label shapes in the app. We can also create and label shapes on maps you insert into your Power Apps app with the interactive map component. Inserting pre-defined shapes is useful to highlight specific regions or areas of interest, such as a sales district or shipping zone.
During fifth part of the session, we will learn how we can Import GeoJSON shapes into Maps. In our earlier video, we talked about how we can draw different shapes to the map and how we can store GeoJSON objects to the SharePoint list. Now, during this session we will see how we can import GeoJSON shapes to the maps and highlight different sections.
This is how Geospatial Component works in Power Apps. Hope, this tip and video series helped you.