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Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

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Copper Contributor
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Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

Install this utility as an alternate for the built in Mapquest mapping tool.  It will put a "Map" and a "Directions" buttons on your Icon Bar, and clicking them will pop-up the Google Map of the current Contact's address.

 

www.database-la.com/downloads/google.exe

 

Enjoy!

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Daniel Graves . . . Los Angeles, CA . . . www.DATABASE-LA.com

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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Copper Contributor
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Re: Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

All good ideas for a pay product.  This one is free.

 

For this addon, you can not have modified the Address1, City, State, Zip field names. 

 

Both the generic Mapquest maps and this Google maps addon will get confused if you have Suite numbers etc. in the Address 1 field.  Best practice is to move all the Suite numbers etc. to the Address2 field.

 

 

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Daniel Graves . . . Los Angeles, CA . . . www.DATABASE-LA.com

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JM
Nickel Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

Did not work for me Invalid column name: Address1. Parameter name : realName.

Also it needs Option to select which set of Primary (ACT default) address fields to Map, and allow user to edit address to remove Suite or other in valid address format.

JM

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Accepted by topic author Database-LA
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Copper Contributor
Posts: 8
Country: United States

Re: Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

All good ideas for a pay product.  This one is free.

 

For this addon, you can not have modified the Address1, City, State, Zip field names. 

 

Both the generic Mapquest maps and this Google maps addon will get confused if you have Suite numbers etc. in the Address 1 field.  Best practice is to move all the Suite numbers etc. to the Address2 field.

 

 

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Daniel Graves . . . Los Angeles, CA . . . www.DATABASE-LA.com
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Re: Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

Thanks for that

 

Its very usefull outside of the US as i find mapquest does not work here, so thanks again for that one

 

 

Jason


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Re: Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

Nickel Super Contributor
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Re: Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

thanks for the link, Mike.

I'd say the addin you provided has more features, but slightly more difficult to install, and is displayed on a tab vs opening the default web browser window.  So, all in all, both are good solutions for mapping.

 

I love how these boards provide helpful free software to ACT Users!

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Re: Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

We use Microsoft MapPoint.  We needed a way to map contacts without the necessity of being hooked to the Internet.  Several years ago we had a developer create a plug-in that lists the options in the Tools dropdown to either Map Contact or Map Opportunities.  At that time we were using ACT 6.0.  We are currently using ACT 10.0.3.  The mapping of opps is not very efficient as it sorts the entire database and maps icons based on our definition of the strength of the opp.  But the Map Contact is convenient and we can also export a lookup from ACT into text and pull that data into MapPoint allowing our sales rep to catch all of the leads or customers in that area.

 

The development was not cheap, but it can be done and we like working with MapPoint.

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Re: Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

If there were a few users who wanted to get together and fund a development project, we could do an integration with MapPoint :-)
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Re: Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

I just installed ACT premium 2011, is there a link to a Google maps for this version?

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Re: Google maps alternative to Mapquest maps

Hello jeffps40,
Welcome to the Sage ACT! Community. If you go to Contacts > Display Map, that will use Google Maps to map the contact. You will also find it as one of the standard links under the Web Info tab on the contact's detail screen.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.