By default, all Ascendix Search users use OpenStreetMap to geocode their data. It is a free open-source service that doesn’t require additional setup.
If you wish to use Google Maps as a map provider, you must have a Google API key. A free key can be used allowing for up to 25,000 map loads per 24 hours.
Step 1. Open the Ascendix Search Setup
Step 2. Navigate to Mapping and Select Google Maps as a map provider
Step 3. Provide a Google Maps Key
If you do not already have a key, click the Get a Key button to obtain one and then enter the value in the text box below.
Getting a Google Maps Key
Step 1. Sign in to your Google account
Step 2. Select Get Started
Step 3. Select Maps & Places then select Continue
Step 4. Select +Create a new project & name your project
Step 5. Select Next
Billing information required! Billing starts only after 25,000 map views a day and 2,500 geocoding requests a day. After that, it is $0.50 per 1,000 requests. If you are apprehensive even with those thresholds you can cap the maximum requests per day in the google console. Learn more about Google Maps Pricing Plans.
Step 6. Select Create Billing Account and follow the on-screen instructions to set up billing.
Step 7. With the billing setup, you will see Enable Google Maps Platform. Select Next.
Step 8. Copy your API Key once its generated
Step 9. Paste the key into the Google Maps Key in Ascendix Search and save.
Start off by accepting the License Agreement. Once accepted, select Save.
Now click on ⚙️ Settings on the right top corner of the app.
Enabling Searchable Objects
The first thing you want to do is to select and configure which objects users can search for. By default, Ascendix Search enables Accounts, Contacts, and Leads to be searchable.
Here is how to enable additional objects (both standard and custom ones):
Step 1: Select Object Manager Tab
Step 2: Check objects that should be available for search and click save
Enable Geocoding for Selected Objects
Ascendix Search can geocode your records and will let you search for data using maps. You should enable this feature for each object you wish to geocode:
Step 1: Navigate to Ascendix Search Setup ⚙️
Step 2: Select Object Manager Tab
Step 3: Select Mappable for the Objects you wish to geocode
Step 4: Click Configure
Step 5: Select a geolocation field (select a field with the address)
Step 6: Click Ok and Save
By default, we use OpenStreetMaps as a map provider. It’s free and doesn’t require any additional setup. We also support Google Maps. Google Maps allows for up to 25,000 map loads per 24 hours and requires a key with an associated billing account.
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