I want a field in my list to be able to do the following:

  1. Display an interactive map,
  2. When I click it a pin is dropped on that location, I enter a Title and a description for that location,
  3. The long/lat are saved automatically,

It needs to be able so save many locations/pins.

Is this possible? If so could I get some feeback or links on how to do this?

I'm using SharePoint Online.

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    How many blogs have you found? And what is not working for you? We are here to help, not do your job. Dec 17, 2015 at 9:09
  • Ive looked at a bunch of links covering the "geolocation field". All of them are a bit basic in its functionality though. I didnt ask for a solution, i just want to know if this is possible and maybe have a link or to covering something that looks like the scenario i described.
    – Bjorn
    Dec 17, 2015 at 9:13
  • Also im not a sharepoint developer and not familiar with the terms for SP. So maybe some help on what Im supposed to look for.
    – Bjorn
    Dec 17, 2015 at 9:16
  • No worries, we see you are new here. The whole concept of StackOverflow is that you post what you tried sofar. So you list blogs and code that you tried. Any question "Is xyz" possible can be answered with Yes Dec 17, 2015 at 9:27

1 Answer 1


I made a step-by-step guide on how to get the bing maps feature into a list.

Also it is a little improved, so you can just type in the e.g. city and it will automatically add the longitude and latitude.

Maybe this helps you a little bit.

Update: Tested this only for SharePoint 2013 on-prem.


That's how it looks:

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  • Hi Patrick, the blog link in in German language. Is there link in English?
    – P S
    Dec 17, 2015 at 9:33
  • I am sorry, no! But is this what you are looking for? Maybe I can help you anyway
    – Patrick
    Dec 17, 2015 at 9:36
  • Thank you Patrick! I think they way i will solve my case is to create a custom view for creating a new list entry, this way i dont have to create it in "Excel mode".
    – Bjorn
    Dec 17, 2015 at 9:53
  • Bing maps works with SharePoint online, but for me PowerShell didn't work and it was necessary run to CSOM code. Dec 17, 2015 at 13:11

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