posted on May 13, 2016 Show version history



When implementing the ability for Laserfiche Mobile to capture longitude and latitude for images taken within the app ( ) it is possible to create a Google Map to be displayed based off the GeoTag Coordinates Metadata within Laserfiche WebLink.


  1. Open "DocView.aspx" in an editor and place the following code right before the "</body>" element.
    <script type="text/javascript" src="<%= Page.ResolveUrl("~/script/gmap.js")%>"></script>


  2. Save the changes and close it.

  3. Copy and paste the following code into a text file and save it as "gmap.js" in the Laserfiche WebLink\Web Files\script directory.


    //Google Map Object
    var gmap;
    //Unique name for Map Dialog div
    var map_dialog_id = 'MapDialog';
    //Title displayed on Map Dialog div
    var map_dialog_title = 'Map';
    //Unique name for Google Map div
    var map_div_id = 'Map';
    //Width of map in pixels
    var map_width = 640;
    //Heigh of map in pixels
    var map_height = 430;
    //Zoom value when viewing marker
    var marker_zoom = 16;
    //Google InfoWindow object
    var info_window;
    //URL of Google Map JavaScript library
    var gmap_url = "";
    //Name of targeted div containing coordinates
    var div_field_display_name = 'GeoTag Coordinates';
    //Name of targeted div containing coordinates div
    var div_supplemental_fields_id = '.SupplementalFields';
    $(document).ready(function () {
        //Grab the Google Map Javascript library either from cache or from URL
            //function () {
                //Find the SupplementalFields div elements and grab all the children
                var a = $(div_supplemental_fields_id).children();
                //Step through each child
                a.each(function () {
                    //Get the text of the current child
                    var b = $(this).text();
                    // Test to see if this is the child we want
                    if (b == div_field_display_name) {
                        //Advance to next child (FieldDisplayValue Class Div) to get the values we want
                        var c = $(this).next();
                        //Turn the values into an array
                        var d = c.text().split('\n');
                        //Test to see if there are values in the array
                        if (d.length > 0) {
                            //Grab the Google Map Javascript library either from cache or from URL
                                function () {
                                    //Create the HTML for the Map Dialog Box and inject it before the Laserfiche FOG div
                                    $(map_dialog(map_width, map_height, map_dialog_title, map_dialog_id, map_div_id)).insertBefore('#fog');
                                    //Initialize Google Map
                                    //Attach a click event to the map_close function on the "Close" button
                                    $('#MapDialog_cancel').click(function () { map_close(); });
                                    //Create an empty array to hold our newly created coordinate links
                                    var e = [];
                                    //Step through each line of found coordinates
                                    $.each(d, function (index, value) {
                                        //Split each line of coordinates into an array
                                        var f = value.split(',');
                                        //Create the link html code
                                        var g = '<a href="javascript:map_goto(' + f[0] + ',' + f[1] + ');">' + f[0] + ', ' + f[1] + '</a>';
                                        //Add this new linked coordinate code to the array
                                        //Create a Google Map Marker from the coordinates
                                        add_map_marker(f[0], f[1], gmap);
                                    //Test to see if we have values in our new html link coordinates array
                                    if (e.length > 0) {
                                        //Clear out existing coordinates value in the FieldDisplayValue div
                                        //Flatten the html link coordinates array into a string
                                        var g = e.join('\n');
                                        //Insert the html link coordinates into the FieldDisplayValue div
                                    //Exit function due to finding coordinates
                                    return null
     * Load a JavaScript file from the server using a GET HTTP request, then execute it.
     * @param {String} url : The URL of the script to load
     * @param {Object} options : Allow user to set any option except for dataType, cache, and url
     * @return {Object} Type: Function( String script, String textStatus, jqXHR jqXHR ) 
     * A callback function that is executed if the request succeeds.
    $.cachedScript = function (url, options) {
        options = $.extend(options || {}, {
            dataType: "script",
            cache: true,
            url: url
        return $.ajax(options);
     * Initializes Google Map object along with InfoWindow object
     * When initialized the map is hidden from user.
     * @param {String} id : Unique name of div container which will display the map
     * @param {Number} _lat : Optional starting Latitude on map (defaults to 0)
     * @param {Number} _lng : Optional starting Longitude on map (defaults to 0)
     * @param {Number} _zoom : Optional starting Zoom on map (defaults to 0)
     * @return null
    function init_map(id, _lat, _lng, _zoom) {
        if (typeof _lat === 'undefined') { _lat = 0; }
        if (typeof _lng === 'undefined') { _lng = 0; }
        if (typeof _zoom === 'undefined') { _zoom = 10; }
        gmap = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById(id), {
            center: { lat: _lat, lng: _lng },
            zoom: _zoom
        info_window = new google.maps.InfoWindow();
     * Adds Google Map Marker to map
     * Attaches click event listener to marker to display Google InfoWindow
     * @param {Number} lat : Latitude 
     * @param {Number} lng : Longitude
     * @param {object} map : Google Map Object
     * @return{object} Marker
    function add_map_marker(lat, lng, map) {
        var m = new google.maps.Marker({
            position: new google.maps.LatLng(lat, lng),
            map: map
        google.maps.event.addListener(m, 'click', (function (m) {
            return function () {
                info_window.setContent(lat + ', ' + lng);
      , m);
     * Uses jQuery constructor function to center Map Dialog Box
     * Calls Laserfiche showFog() function to display overlay background
     * Calls map_update() function using supplied latitude and longitude values
     * Used by <a href> on coordinates in DocView.
     * @param {Number} lat : Latitude 
     * @param {Number} lng : Longitude
     * @return null
    function map_goto(lat, lng) {
        $('#' + map_dialog_id).center();
        map_update(lat, lng, gmap);
     * Hides Map Dialog Box from user.
     * Calls Laserfiche hideFog() function to hide overlay background
     * @return null
    function map_close() {
        $('#' + map_dialog_id).css('display', 'none');
     * Triggers Google map to resize to ensure visibility along with
     * panning to and setting zoom on map.
     * @param {Number} lat : Latitude 
     * @param {Number} lng : Longitude
     * @param {Object} map : Google Map Object
     * @return null
    function map_update(lat, lng, map) {
        google.maps.event.trigger(map, "resize");
        var x = new google.maps.LatLng(lat, lng);
     * jQuery constructor function used to center a div
     * Used by Map Dialog Box (map_goto)
     * @return {object} 
     */ = function () {
        this.css('display', 'block');
        this.css('z-index', '1020');
        this.css("position", "absolute");
        this.css("top", Math.max(0, (($(window).height() - $(this).outerHeight()) / 2) + $(window).scrollTop()) + "px");
        this.css("left", Math.max(0, (($(window).width() - $(this).outerWidth()) / 2) + $(window).scrollLeft()) + "px");
        return this;
     * Constructs HTML for Map Dialog Box
     * @param {Number} width : Width of Map Dialog Box in pixels 
     * @param {Number} height : Heigh of Map Dialog Box in pixels
     * @param {String} title : Display title of Map Dialog Box
     * @param {String} id_dialog : Unique name of Map Dialog Box
     * @param {String} id_map : Unique name of map display
     * @return {String} html code
    function map_dialog(width, height, title, id_dialog, id_map) {
        return '<div class="PopupDialogBorder" id="' + id_dialog + '" style="display:none;"><div class="PopupDialogTitle"><span>' + title + '</span></div><div><div id="' + id_map + '" style="width:' + width + 'px;height:' + height + 'px;"></div><div class="ButtonDiv"><input type="button" class="btn btn-neutral" role="button" id="MapDialog_cancel" value="Close" name="MapDialog:cancel" onclick="javascript:map_close();"></div></div></div>';


Browse to an entry that has the GeoTag Coordinates Metadata information and click on the coordinates. This will work for either single or multiple coordinate entries


Note: The code will only load the Google Map JavaScript API if coordinates are found within the page.


Live example:


Enjoy and I hope this helps!

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