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Does anyone know of any working examples of using the new Geolocation field as a SharePoint 2013 search refiner? We would like to tag items with their location and then enable end-users to filter content search results based on a chosen distance from a designated postal (e.g. zip) code. i.e. I want to see all items within 5 miles of my post code.

Has anyone done this yet?

  • We would also need to sort by distance. There is mention of distance sorting in the following link - msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj938031.aspx. There's no mention of using the Geolocation field type specifically, we could just use a longtitude and latitude fields I suppose. – j.strugnell Dec 5 '13 at 17:12
  • So having done a bit of proof-of-concept work it seems the geolocation field does not get indexed by search so I have had to create Longtitude and Latitude fields. I'm still no closer to getting these working as refiners though as the data needed to build the refiners (the distance from a user-chosen point) is not in the index either, and can only be calculated at run-time for each user query. – j.strugnell Dec 9 '13 at 16:41

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