You can customize ProMaps to use different pins or icons depending on the status of your FileMaker records. But you can also use Google’s API to label the pin based on a field in FileMaker. In the screenshot below, Paula Powell from Wisconsin Fuel customized the pins to match her dispatching and routing statuses, taking the icon, the color, and the number from fields she had in FileMaker.
Here’s how Paula explains her setup, “The colors represent field service technicians. The labels represent the order we want them to execute their field work orders. The truck is where they are currently working. Red pins are unassigned work orders. The dispatcher can assign field technicians and do work order sequencing right from the map using the popover. Pretty helpful for our dispatch process.” Nice work, Paula!
If you’d like to add this kind of labeling to your copy of ProMaps, KC explains the changes in this short video. (If you already own ProMaps and would like a copy of the file used in KC’s video, just let us know.)
You can extend this further by playing with additional properties in Google’s API: marker labels in Google Maps. Or get in touch and we can customize this for you as part of an implementation package.
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