Setting up Check-Ins as a map object allows you to analyze them in a number of different ways. Viewing weekly visits by a team or individual, analyzing quarterly visit patterns, and checking for honesty are just a few possible uses for the mapped Check-Ins.
Setting up Check-Ins is a little different than other Map Objects. Instead of pointing to an address, the Check-In Map Object points to their lat/longs.
The Check-In Map Object will need:
- An appropriate field for the name. We suggest either the Check-In Number or the What (Text) field.
- The Latitude and Longitude fields: Where (Latitude) and Where (Longitude).
Follow these steps:
1. In Geopointe Setup, click the Map Objects tab, then click create a New Object.
2. Select Check-In.
3. Choose what field you want to use for the Display Name, then attach the lat/long fields. It should look something like this:
4. When you're ready, click Save.
Your Check-Ins are ready to map! Go to the Map tab, and you will now have a data set named Check-Ins (All). You will likely want to create your own Data Sets for Check-Ins. Read more about data sets here.
Note: These instructions assume that you are using Off Record geocoding for your check-ins. If storage is a concern for you, but may want to consider switching it to On Record. Check out these steps to see the additional requirements; the address fields remain the same.
Note #2: If the Check-Outs are also important, you can create a second Check-In map object and instead use the Check-Out Lat/long fields as the coordinate values.