[AccessD] Access and Google maps

Jim Dettman jimdettman at verizon.net
Wed Sep 8 15:27:54 CDT 2021

I have read that an Access web control will allow this to be done.  Is this
the best way?

 It's the only way.

 And yes, you can interact with the map, drop pins, allow them to double
click on a point, etc.   But really, with the current web browser control,
it's clunky.  Also when using the browser control, you need to override the
emulation mode in the registry.   By default, it's IE7.  You can push it up
to 11, but IE is now out of date.   Many sites will not longer allow for it.

 Microsoft is working on a replacement though.   Not sure when it will be
released, but I believe it will be soon.


-----Original Message-----
From: AccessD On Behalf Of David Emerson
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 3:27 PM
To: 'Access Developers discussion and problem solving'
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Subject: [AccessD] Access and Google maps

Hi Listers,

I have a client that wants to have a google map in their Access
application.  I have seen the google developer’s site with general

I have read that an Access web control will allow this to be done.  Is this
the best way?

On the map they want to have icons representing different items (eg
locations of manholes, Receiver towers, Control Boxes).  Can customised
icons be used?

Does anyone know if it is possible to click on an icon and have other code
run (eg pop up boxes with extra information)?


David Emerson
Dalyn Software Ltd
Wellington, New Zealand

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