A Map Object is how you define what objects and addresses to map in Geopointe. They determine what field information to retrieve and geocode, returning latitude and longitude coordinates.
Before You BeginThe Map Object creation page will take you through a series of steps, including the choice of where to store coordinates data. For each Map Object, you have a choice between On Record, Off Record, and Referencing.
Do you want to store the coordinates on the same record and save on data storage (On Record), or would you rather store it on a separate record and keep your records cleaner (Off Record)? Or, are these addresses already being used on another Map Object?
On Record uses less storage space, but requires you to create several new fields on the object to hold geocode output.
Off Record uses more storage, but keeps your records cleaner. Off Record is also best if you want your records updated less often (important for triggers or workflows that look for a record update). The Off Record setup only requires one field on the main object record (a lookup to the Geocode object) and a new Geocode record is created to hold all the details.
Referencing means the address information the object requires is stored on another object already set up as a Map Object. This setup has no impact on your Salesforce configuration. It merely references another Map Object already setup in Geopointe.
Please note that you can mix and match the setup types across Map Objects. For example, you could setup the On Record setup for Accounts because you want all of the details stored on the Account object and then setup Contacts, Leads and some Custom Objects as Off Record. It's up to you. Referencing Map Objects are most often used for objects like Opportunities, Cases, Assets and Contracts where the address information is held on another object.
We've separated each type of Map Object configuration onto separate pages. Select the setup you need below: