Map Widget - how does it actually work?

Graham Samuel livfoss at
Tue May 26 12:01:07 EDT 2020

Thanks Alex - that’s solid gold! I might even be able to use the widget, though perhaps not for what I intended which was to draw a route consisting of a series of standard Lat-Lon coordinates, in other words a very large number of linked polylines. This is a tentative conclusion, so probably wrong.

This is the first time I’ve realised that the Guide you get when you click on ‘Dictionary’ in the LC menu is different from the “User Guide” which you can access via the same menu. I haven’t got time to find out the differences, but I note that “Map Widget” appears in one and not the other. Or am I wrong? Try searching  the "LiveCode 9.6.0-rc-2 User Guide 5/19/20” and see what you get.


> On 26 May 2020, at 02:39, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> However, in the dictionary under "Guide" you can find some more info / example about the map widget. In particular, it defines the format used for  region, coordinates, span and markers - which is probably all that you need (I think all the others parameters in the API are booleans).

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