Has anyone had success with creating a map object (Google maps or a similar map) that reads address info ? All of the examples that I have found seem to use longitude and latitude. I have city, state, street , and zip. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I believe (but without knowing what you want to do) that you will need to retrieve latitude and longitude coordinates from your addresses. If you want to display a map as background in a QV chart object and then overlay some bubbles for example (like most examples do), I believe you need to work with the numerical coordinates (since QV just don't understand 'addresses', or knows what the map is actually showing (streets, cities etc)). It only knows that the image has numerical x/y ranges and that you have data to show in that ranges.
There are probably some different methods to retrieve geo coordinates from addresses, some expensive some not, here is one:
Nice example above. I'd like to add one thing. As soon as you request a lot of addresses using that code, it's wise to add a sleep command (e.g. sleep 200) between each address fetch. I've experienced myself that if you dont add this statement, a lot of addresses/coordinates won't be fetched.