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Location of user

Hi. 

Can anyone explain, how in Powerapps sample apps - Site Inspector, the address field is being updated using the GPS option? Because i am also trying to do the same for my app.

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Steelman70
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Re: Location of user

Hi , it's done using the Location function.
More details in the documentation.
Mod_admin
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Re: Location of user

Using the location function, you get the latitude and longtude How to convert that into address and show it on a map?

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Steelman70
Level 10

Re: Location of user

Hi again, nothing out of the box I think. You probably need to use some custom api like google maps. Or wait for there to be one in PowerApss
Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Location of user

Hi @Mod_admin,

 

In the Site inspector template app, the user location is calling bing map REST API to convert the latitude and longitude from location function into actual address.

The formula used in the corresponding map image is the following:

"http://dev.virtualearth.net/REST/v1/Imagery/Map/Road/" 
& Location.Latitude 
&"," & Location.Longitude & "/15?mapSize=400,400&pp=" & Location.Latitude
&"," & Location.Longitude
&";"
&"
&key=wg9mvoY3hN6AVoUPutnZ~y8lVN1szjh6d5E8Vs8h48A~AtTHu5h2www6JiWYy5l3eKT8Cfl7SDg4f4jJUiwVL9beAGFEPcLyCe2iBvkF--_9"

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And the template is using the following URL format:

Static Map Data

Combining the point value with the Bing map URL, then put the combined URL with the Image property of an image control, then you would get the location shown as in the template.

For the location function, check:

Location in PowerApps

 

 

Regards,

Michael

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
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Mod_admin
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Re: Location of user

Hi @v-micsh-msft,

Thanks a lot. Calling the static bing map api worked. 

Also can i store the address hence obtained(in the image using Map API) as text in a sharepoint list?

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