VizMap: the Spots parameter Block get it now
This relates to Data Driven Mapping applications
This parameter block is handled by cDataSet classes and defines the dictionary fields required for using as replacements for the standard placemark icon.
For this example we are going to use the Concerts/Venues example. The complete workbook (googlemapping.xlsm) can be downloaded and the example Parameter WorkSheet is called VenuesParameters.
Before setting up the Spots Parameter Block, you should first define the VizMap Dictionary and the VizMap Tabs parameters
The block for the example application we are using can be found in the VenuesParameters WorkSheet, looks like this and is terminated by a blank line
You may find this link useful - various markers hosted by Google. It's in Russian, but you'll get the idea.
Each item is an entry in the VizMap Dictionary . In this case the field 'Artist Photo' exists in its corresponding source Excel data column, and its contents will be a link pointing to a valid image to be used as a marker. The image will be resized to typical icon size.
Each dictionary item mentioned in the list of categories will generate a drop down list. These can be used as filters to show only certain spots. - for example
The spots parameter section in this example generates the following jSon fragment.
In this case, the marker for red square has been replaced by the data item showing a picture of Linkin Park, from this generated application.