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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Geocoder is now Open Map

On the heels of the latest Salesforce release, I have released an updated version of the geocoder managed package and renamed it to "Open Map".

Several bug fixes are included in this update such as:
  • Disabling the google maps geo-coder.
  • As such, a free API key from either bing or mapquest is required
  • Also, the system will no longer automatically schedule the initial job.
  • An interface to schedule up to 5 batches per hour in the system
  • You will have to use this interface to schedule the initial batch job after setting the API key.
  • Set a limit on the max log size to 2000.
  • Fixed bug where logs were not always being deleted correctly.
  • Other miscellaneous bugs
The new version also includes a mapping tap that has features such as:
  • Heatmaps
  • Advanced heat map settings such as opactiy and radius.
  • Clustering
  • Advanced searching - based on accounts or opportunities
The map application currently only displays the billing address but will be enhanced further in the next version.

This app is free and can be installed here.

At this time the map will only display 2000 data points even if you search for more than 2000 records.  This will be addressed soon in a future release.     

5/2/2014Spring '14 R5 / 1.81.0 has been released that increases the limit to at least 10k records.   It also includes updates to the geocoding engine to fix an issue with some addresses being given a default location in the center of the US.