Display Location Maps within SharePoint Lists using Geolocation Column In SharePoint 2013

Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint MVP Asif Rehmani

A new built in functionality in SharePoint 2013 is the
ability to show maps (spatial data) directly within a list or library using the
Geolocation site column. Imagine having a list of your sales representatives in
a list and being able to show their location directly on a map within
SharePoint. Pretty powerful stuff!

The embedded video below demonstrates how to configure and
use the Geolocation site column directly within your SharePoint list or


About the author

SharePoint MVP Asif Rehmani is a trainer and consultant primarily focused on SharePoint technologies. He is a SharePoint MVP and MCT. Asif is the principal contributor for the SharePoint Videos website (http://www.sharepoint-videos.com) which provides SharePoint education for all levels of SharePoint users, developers and administrators. Asif has been a SharePoint speaker at numerous conferences around the world since 2006. He is the author of the books "SharePoint 2013 - First Look for Power Users", "Professional SharePoint Designer 2007", "Beginning SharePoint Designer 2010" and "Real World SharePoint 2010. Follow him on Twitter.

About MVP Mondays

The MVP Monday Series is created by Melissa Travers. In this series we work to provide readers with a guest post from an MVP every Monday. Melissa is a Community Program Manager, formerly known as MVP Lead, for Messaging and Collaboration (Exchange, Lync, Office 365 and SharePoint) and Microsoft Dynamics in the US. She began her career at Microsoft as an Exchange Support Engineer and has been working with the technical community in some capacity for almost a decade. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, shopping for handbags, watching period and fantasy dramas, and spending time with her children and miniature Dachshund. Melissa lives in North Carolina and works out of the Microsoft Charlotte office.

Comments (4)
  1. Todd Baginski says:

    If you would like to automate many of the steps in Asif's video, check out the simple SharePoint App I made.


  2. Dost M says:

    Video cannot be loaded. can you please correct this error?

  3. Ian Morrish says:

    Links to the install bits for SQL CLR Types and Powershell code are in this blog post.


  4. SQLSMS.NET says:

    this will resolve issues related to GIS application where actually you need a lof of stuff about the location somehow,



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