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How to Install Google Maps in FileMaker with Carafe

By April 13, 2020 August 13th, 2020 3 Comments

Jeremiah Small provides a detailed how-to showing the steps for wiring up your existing FileMaker solution to provide the required data structure for the updated Google Maps 3.0.0 Carafe bundle.

For more information visit or the Carafe FMForum.

Jeremiah Small

Jeremiah Small

Jeremiah, Soliant Consulting's Director of Engineering, has been with Soliant since 2006. In his spare time, he is a volunteer member of Altadena Mountain Rescue Team. Jeremiah got undergrad and masters degrees from NYU, TSOA, specializing in set design for theater and film. The film/theater and ride/show fabrication industries led him to a career in software consulting where his creative training and general problem-solving talents have served him well.


  • Avatar Malcolm McLeary says:

    Hi Jeremiah,

    I’m probably a bit late to the party but with v19 I’m having a closer look at leveraging JavaScript within FileMaker. Carafe is a very nice solution and I started with the Google Maps example to get my head around whats happening.

    Carafe made it really easy to get things in place although I initially only had default black markers because I “mistakenly” used “colour” as the key.

    I do have a small issue … I’ve noticed that zooming out gets a little weird if the minimumClusterSize is set to 1 or if the set of markers is a single record. In the case of a single record presentation starts at max zoom in and as you zoom out the marker stays “fixed” in place but not true to its “position”. For default zoom I guess the current code sets the zoom to be appropriate to accommodate the supplied data set. Not sure why the marker doesn’t stay accurate.

    Cheers, Malcolm

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