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Link to Map, zoom to Zip Code?

Karl May 06, 2015 08:36AM PDT

Hi BG -

Great product.

We've created a national dealer map. When we're assigning leads, it would be helpful for our our inside sales folks to be be able to click a URL that will open the map of dealers, AND automatically zoom to a zip code location.

That way with a single click they can see which dealers are near that location, and pick the best one.

I'm hoping for a URL format like

https://batchgeo.com&somelongurl&zip=ZIPCODE

...which in a single click opens my map and zooms to the ZIPCODE location.

Does this functionality exist?

Tx!

Karl

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Phillip May 09, 2015 11:24AM PDT

I think this is the syntax you are looking for:

https://batchgeo.com/map/?i=<yourmapid>&q=<zipcode or other search>

So for this map:

https://batchgeo.com/map/0bd4c200b9b0eb71a76a3f3177742095

To search for 97213 zip code:

https://batchgeo.com/map/?i=0bd4c200b9b0eb71a76a3f3177742095&q=97213

Hope that works for you!

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Support May 08, 2015 09:46AM PDT BatchGeo LLC Agent

Hi Karl,

We don’t really have this capability. You can type the “zip code” in the search bar but it will open the marker closest to the center of that zip code location.

Here is a way to open to a specific row in your data.

http://support.batchgeo.com/customer/portal/questions/9692985-direct-links-to-markers

Please let me know if you have anymore questions.

Thanks,
Tracy

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Karl May 08, 2015 01:56PM PDT
Hi Tracy -

Thanks for the reply.
I think this would be a powerful feature to add, and actually a bit of a weakness in the current product. I think the product should ideally be able to search on normal Google Maps places (eg Zip codes, town/state combos), while showing the uploaded data points / pins.

I recently had a case where someone from a very small town wanted to find their nearest dealer. When I entered the small town's zip, the map moved to show the nearest dealer - but at that zoom level, I had no idea where that small town was! (too tiny to see).

It would be great if the product could preserve the ability to search on zip codes / addresses NOT in the uploaded data set. I'd appreciate it if you'd pass this along to the dev team.

Tx,

Karl von Kries
Technomad LLC
800.464.7757 x 702
617.275.8898 x 702 (international)
kvk@technomad.com
http://www.technomad.com
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Phillip Best Answer May 09, 2015 11:24AM PDT BatchGeo LLC Agent

I think this is the syntax you are looking for:

https://batchgeo.com/map/?i=<yourmapid>&q=<zipcode or other search>

So for this map:

https://batchgeo.com/map/0bd4c200b9b0eb71a76a3f3177742095

To search for 97213 zip code:

https://batchgeo.com/map/?i=0bd4c200b9b0eb71a76a3f3177742095&q=97213

Hope that works for you!

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