WiscWeb CMS - Adding Pins using the Google Map with Pins Content Class

This document explains how to add pins to your Google Map with Pins content class. If you have not already added the Google Maps with Pins content class to your page, see https://kb.wisc.edu/wiscwebcms/page.php?id=37185.

Adding Pins

  1. Using SmartEdit, navigate to your Google Map with Pins.

  2. Open the Google Map with Pins, and click on Manage Pins.

    where to click manage pins

  3. Click on Create and Connect Page

    create and connect page icon

  4. Enter a name for your pin and click OK. This name will appear below the Google Map.

  5. The page will refresh, and your new pin will appear below the map under Current Pins. You can rename Current Pins by clicking on the red dot next to it.

  6. Click on the pin you created.

  7. A pin menu will appear.

    options in the pin menu

  8. Click on the red dot above Name to open the options. Red dots will appear next to most options, as seen in the above screenshot.

  9. The following items can be edited for each pin by clicking on the red dot next to it:

    • Name: Allows you to enter the name of the location. Also allows you to change the pin color, text, and whether or not the read more link appears in the pin bubble. The other options are set in other locations can be ignored.

      options in the name menu

    • Description: Allows you to add more detail when a user clicks on the pin. Information that is useful includes, address, contact information, etc.

    • Coordinates: Allows you to set the coordinates of a building by latitude and longitude. More instructions for using this feature are in the next step.

    • Read More link text: Allows you to put a link when the user clicks on the pin and appears in addition to the description. The text entered will appear as a hyperlink and the link will be set in the next two fields detailed below.

    • Read More link type: Allows you to choose an external link or a CMS page for an internal link.

    • CMS Page/External Link: Depending on what you chose above, you will either put in an external link or a CMS page to link to.

  10. Use the directions below for entering coordinates:

    • On-campus location: Many locations and buildings are pre-loaded into the CMS. When you click on the coordinates menu, there is a drop-down menu just below the map. Select the location or building and the coordinates will automatically populate. If your location is not listed, go to the next step of manually inputting your coordinates.

      location of pre-loaded locations

    • Off-campus OR unlisted On-campus location: You can manually enter a location using the corresponding latitude and longitude for the location. This can be difficult to obtain, but there are free tools online that can help you find the coordinates. We recommend http://stevemorse.org/jcal/latlon.php. Note: You need to use the decimal coordinates.

Keywords:location building latitude longitude   Doc ID:37207
Owner:Matthew G.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2014-01-31 12:47 CDTUpdated:2015-08-12 12:58 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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