Embedded Google Earth map/location in Access Form
Posted on 2014-12-04
I am in the process of building an asset management database. I have an exiting asset form with a tabbed control and one of the tabs is "location information". I'd like to be able to dynamically display a google map or earth image with the location info for whatever asset the user is currently viewing on this tab. I have it working now by using the built in web control and bing maps but it seems to be unreliable, and doesn't allow me to control display properties like having the map open maximized to fill the area on my form, or eliminate the "get directions" tab. To me it seems like its one step above simply passing a hyperlink address to internet explorer in the onclick event of a button. I'd like to make this a little more polished than it currently is and was wondering if some other method like vba would be able to handle this. I've looked at some of the other posts on this subject but can't seem to find exactly what Im looking for. Even a static map image would work and honestly might be better.