Getting Started with Maps

The Maps extension, available with an All Access license, allows you to display Gravity Forms entries using Google Maps. To get started with Maps:

1. Download the Maps extension from your account page:

Downloading the Maps extension from the account page

2. Install and Activate the Maps extension via Plugins > Add New

Installing the Maps extension via the WordPress backend

Once you have the Maps extension installed on your website, there are a couple of additional things you'll need before you can create your first Maps View.

3. Make sure you have a form that contains a Gravity Forms Address field

A form with Gravity Forms Address fields on it

If you're using a different field type to capture address information (e.g. Single Line Text), it is still possible to use the Maps extension, but you'll have to override the Address Field setting. Please see this article for instructions: How can I pull the address from a field type that is not Address?

4. Sign up for a Google Maps API key if you don't already have one

Click here to go to the Google Maps Geocoding API page, then click the "Get started" button:

Signing up for a Google Maps API key

For step by step instructions on obtaining your Google Maps API key, please see the following article: Signing up for a Google Maps API Key

5. Enter your Google Maps API key on the GravityView Settings page

To enter your Google Maps API key, from your WordPress dashboard, go to Views > Settings then enter your key in the Maps section of the Settings page. Remember to click the Update Settings button to save.

Entering a Google Maps API key on the GravityView Settings page

6. Create your first Map View

Create a new View by going to Views > New View. Choose the Map View type:

Creating a new view and choosing the Map View type

Once you add any fields you wish to display, Publish your View then visit the page in your browser. You should see your form submissions plotted on a map:

Example map displaying on a View

Troubleshooting the Maps Premium View Extension

If your map does not display, there are a number of possible causes. Here are some common issues and their solutions:

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