5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2012 1:45 PM by whiteline _ RSS

    Google Map runs well only if...

    Jörg Simon

      the following SET Parameters are set:


      SET ThousandSep=',';

      SET DecimalSep='.';


      Result i.e.: 100,000,000.00 which is the U.S. related format - Google Map runs!


      In European environments this setting is used to be set vice versa.

      SET ThousandSep='.';

      SET DecimalSep=',';


      Result i.e.: 100.000.000,00 which is the European related format. But: Google Map does not work correct any more now.

      1st Reason: Google needs geodata like this Lat 7.234262342  and Long 24.4564677

      and NOT Lat 7,234262342  and Long 24,4564677.


      This I checked already. But nevertheless geodata shows up not correctly in my google map.



      Question: How to use the European format for digits together with Google Maps?


      Many Thanks



      I've added expected and current results, when using different settings....Message was edited by: Jörg Simon

        • Re: Google Map runs well only if...
          whiteline _



          The easiest way is Replace(Lat, ',', '.')

          Or change text format of your data with a num() function.

            • Re: Google Map runs well only if...
              Jörg Simon


              "The easiest way is Replace(Lat, ',', '.')" > did that already.

              "Or change text format of your data with a num() function." did that already too.


              Lat and Long Format exist as Google Maps expects it:



                  num(latitude, '#.#############', '.' , ',' ) as latitude,

                  num(longitude, '#.#############', '.' , ',' ) as longitude,




              Nevertheless, there seem to be some functions  somewhere in the standard load script for Google Maps (see below) that might need the "." as the decimal parameter to work correctly (see script):

              gmap_key = 'XX';

              max_zoom_level = 15; //maximum value 17


              // Variables required for calculating map

              // No need to change these

              var_pi180=        '=pi()/180';

              var_lat_offset=    '0';

              var_mc2=        '=256*pow(2,$(var_zoom))';

              var_mc1=        '=256*pow(2,($(var_zoom)-1))';

              var_mid_lat=    '=min(latitude)+(1+var_lat_offset)*((max(latitude)-min(latitude))/2)';

              var_mid_long=    '=min(longitude)+(max(longitude)-min(longitude))/2';

              var_zoom=        '=max(aggr(if(max( round(256*pow(2,(_zoom_level -1)))+( longitude  *((256*pow(2,_zoom_level ))/360)) )-min( round(256*pow(2,(_zoom_level -1)))+( longitude  *((256*pow(2,_zoom_level ))/360)) ) <map_size_x AND max((256*pow(2,(_zoom_level-1)))+((0.5*log((1+(sin((latitude)*pi()/180)))/(1-(sin((latitude)*pi()/180)))))*((-256*pow(2,_zoom_level))/(2*pi()))))-min((256*pow(2,(_zoom_level-1)))+((0.5*log((1+(sin((latitude)*pi()/180)))/(1-(sin((latitude)*pi()/180)))))*((-256*pow(2,_zoom_level))/(2*pi()))))<map_size_y,_zoom_level,1),_zoom_level))';

              var_maptype=    '=if(isnull(only(maptype)),fieldvalue( '&chr(39)&'maptype'&chr(39)&', 1 ),maptype)';

              map_size_x=        '400';

              map_size_y=        '400';



              ...or in the MAP-Object the "." as the decimal Paramenter is needed:

              for the Longitude:

              =sum( round (256*pow(2,($(var_zoom)-1)))+( longitude *((256*pow(2,$(var_zoom)))/360)) )

              for the Latidude:







              If the " SET DecimalSep=',';  " is changed to " SET DecimalSep='.'; " in the loading script, things work.

              Problem is, we can't use this US number format.

              Many Thanks for any help.




                • Re: Google Map runs well only if...
                  whiteline _



                  You're missing that longitude and latitude should be the numbers, while in your case it seems it's just strings.

                  When you change the SET ThousandSep=','; and SET DecimalSep='.'; QV converts them  implicitly.

                  The num() function doesn't convert string to number, it changes the text format of a numeric value. To convert your strings to numbers use num#().


                  I thought you're talking about http get string request (it's used to load dynamic map image, look at chart properties).

                  I think you could also check it so that the expression creates the right string.

                    • Re: Google Map runs well only if...
                      Jörg Simon

                      Hi there,

                      this is a part of the geodata.xls:

                      60000FrankfurtGroße Bockenheimer8,674682450,1144288
                      20000HamburgGroße Freiheit9,957382753,550093


                      10365BerlinPotsdamer Platz13,375843352,5092892


                      The problem is NOT to have strings for longitude and latitude (i.e. one can add numbers in the columns 3 and 4).

                      It we use: SET DecimalSep='.' or if we use SET DecimalSep=',';  AND if we select ONE city only everything is fine with both settings. The bubble in our chart, that is, the city is shown in the right place on the map!


                      If more than one City is selected the bubbles in the chart are NOT set correctly if  SET DecimalSep=','; is set.

                      If more than one City is selected the bubbles in the chart are set correctly if  SET DecimalSep=','; is set.