A Map Object is how you define what objects and addresses to map in Geopointe. They determine what information to retrieve and geocode, returning latitude and longitude coordinates.
Before You BeginThe Map Object creation page is going to take you through a series of setup steps. Geopointe needs to store coordinates data from our geocoding service.
Ask Yourself: Do you want that information stored on the record, or would you rather have it stored on a separate record? Or, are these addresses already being used on another Map Object?
On record means using less storage space, but requires you to create several new fields on the object to hold geocode output.
Off record means using 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 1 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: