Overview of Locations

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Adding location information is a fantastic way to fine-tune your guide and make it even more valuable for your users! Schedule sessions and Custom List items can be associated with locations. 

In this article, we will cover:


Types of Locations

There are three types of locations: 

  • Google Map: A Google Map location is tied to a physical address. Users can tap on the address to access turn-by-turn navigation.

  • Static, Unlinked Label: This is just plain text you type in that shows the name of the location. 

  • Interactive, Linked Label: Set up an Interactive Map so your location labels show users where to go on your campus map, floorplan, or other map image. Click here to learn how to set up an Interactive Map. (Note: This feature is available on Premium or Branded guides only).

 


Adding New Locations

Most of the time, you will set up locations in your schedule sessions and custom list items when creating or editing those sessions and list items. If you would like to learn how to add schedule sessions, click here. If you would like to learn how to add custom list items, please click here

However, if you don't know what the locations should be yet or if you would otherwise like to add them in later, Builder makes this quick and easy. 

 

The Locations Tab

In your guide in Builder, click on the Schedule menu item OR any of your Custom Lists.

Then please click on the "Locations" tab. 

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Click the blue "New Location" button. 

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Give your location a name, and then choose whether your location type is "Label" or "Google Map". 

  1. A "Label" type location can be plain text, or it can be made Interactive by associating with a specific region on a map image. Click here for help with Interactive Maps.
  2. A "Google Map" type location needs a physical address. If you select "Google Map", Builder will prompt you to enter the address for this location.

Remember: You can set up locations when creating or editing Schedule sessions and Custom List items. You can also add locations from a Map image. Click here for information on Maps!

 


Editing Locations

After adding locations to your guide, you may want to edit these locations. You can update the name and the type. You can also review items in your guide that are associated with the location.

In your guide in Builder, click on the Schedule menu item OR any of your Custom Lists.

Then please click on the "Locations" tab. 

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This will open the list of all locations in your guide. Use the grey up/down arrows next to the column headers to sort this list as you would like. 

You can select multiple locations to delete them, or click the gear icon to the right of a location to delete one individually. 

Click on a location name to update the name and the type, as needed. Click "Items at Location" to review items associated with this location. You can use the search bar to find other sessions or list items to associate with this location. You can also remove any items that should no longer be tied to this location. 

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If you have any questions about locations, please reach out to us at Support@guidebook.com!

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