Re: Google maps integration

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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

I’m pretty sure I ain’t the only one that desperately needs this integration.

I would like to have google maps with a navigation option because I’m using Airtable for managing my freight business, so I would like my driver to have google maps view based on my PU and DEL details. Also I would like to have a direct link, that will direct collaborators to google map if they click on that (maps view) or something like that.

Or something like that already exists? lol

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It kind of exists yes :grinning_face_with_big_eyes: There is Maps app in Airtable, you can check it out.

And by “kind-of”, he means it doesn’t. :winking_face:

The maps app in Airtable will show locations, but that’s pretty much the extent of it. If there were a way to communicate with the maps at a virtual level, all sorts of cool things would be possible. To the best of my knowledge, such a communications-level API doesn’t exist with the map app or any Airtable “app” for that matter unless you build it entirely as a custom React app.

Taking Airtable data into the world of location science requires external integration leveraging platforms such as MapBox or Google Maps. I’ve found MapBox GL JS is far more advanced than Google maps.

This map renders near-instant routing computations based on optimized distance and traffic. It is driven by Airtable events that easily scale and provide detailed geometries required for routing and logistical decisions. You can’t do this with the Airtable maps app.


You can’t do this either - an iso-map indicating drive time in every direction. This is rendering ~27,000 points in about 100ms.