bzMaps-FM

Place the power of Maps in your Apps.

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bzMaps displays data on an interactive map, using Apple Maps embedded inside your custom web, mobile and FileMaker applications.

MapKit Integration for Web and Mobile Apps

Apple Maps is best known as the native app for maps, on iOS and macOS. Powering Apple Maps is MapKit, a development framework for embedding powerful mapping into other applications.

bzMaps uses MapKit JS, a version of MapKit based on JavaScript. Our Web team can also embed this mapping functionality directly into custom Web applications, for almost any use. And our Mobile team can use MapKit for the same maps functionality in native iOS, iPadOS or macOS apps.

Apple Maps in a FileMaker web viewer

We were often asked by clients: Can you help us use Apple Maps inside FileMaker, rather than using Google Maps or MapQuest? Our FileMaker and Web development teams worked together to come up with the first working example of this, which inspired our introduction of bzMaps.

Use web viewers to display map searches and location lookups.

Use data pulled from a FileMaker solution.

Works with FileMaker Go on iOS and FileMaker Pro Advanced on macOS.

Demo - Apple Maps for route and point plotting

Our FileMaker demo is a proof-of-concept, illustrating a small part of what is possible using MapKit JS for route and point plotting. Given starting and ending points, this highlights all locations along the way that fit your search.

With the demo you can:

Search for a query, such as "coffee shops".

Lookup an address to get geographic coordinates and directions.

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Uses of bzMaps-FM

Field Service Management

Work conducted at a customer site where products are installed. Efficiently managing operationally complex tasks.

Travel Plans

List of actions designed by person or organization to encourage safe, healthy and sustainable travel options. By reducing car travel, travel plans can improve health and well-being, free up car parking space, and make a positive contribution to the community and the environment.

Land Surveying

Examine and record the area and features of (an area of land) so as to construct a map, plan, or description.

Demographic Analysis

Demographic analysis is a technique used to develop an understanding of the age, sex, and racial composition of a population and how it has changed over time through the basic demographic processes of birth, death, and migration.

Business Travel Planning

Business planning is important for those who often go on business trips and need to visit customers all over the country. Mapping out sales territories and figuring out the best routes to take in order to reach the maximum number of customers in the shortest time is probably the most time-consuming part of business trips.

Business planning is important for those who often go on business trips and need to visit customers all over the country. Mapping out sales territories and figuring out the best routes to take in order to reach the maximum number of customers in the shortest time is probably the most time-consuming part of business trips. Maps can become a mapping tool, a route optimizer, and a business travel planner all rolled into one making your job much easier while also making business trips more productive as well as cost-efficient.

Indoor Mapping

A revolutionary concept that visualizes an indoor venue on a digital map. Showing places,assets and directions on a digital map enables solutions such as indoor positioning and navigation.

Finding Locations

If your app already stores address data for customers, suppliers, stores, and others, now you can display their location(s) on a map without leaving the app.

Plotting

Use geographic and demographic info based on local data sets. Visualize your customer base, geographic surveys, or inspection results.

Organizing Travel Plans

Map out delivery, field service or other travel plans. Your app provides the destination data, and Apple Maps will calculate and draw corresponding potential routes.

Protect Your Privacy

Apple Maps offers unique benefits for privacy and confidentiality. The data Apple Maps receives from users, including search and routing info, is never tied to a user’s Apple ID.

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We can help integrating bzMaps-FM into your FileMaker solutions.

Please contact us for more information or with any questions. Thanks!