I came across an issue raised by one of my clients that had a property within a gated complex and when the address shows up on Google Maps it is placed more or less in the middle of the development. This would not be a problem, however as she pointed out to me if the unit had been on the water instead of further away, the buyer would have no idea where it was in relation to other buildings in the development. So if the property was on the water and the Google DOT was placed in the centre someone might believe they were being mislead, in other words the description says it on the water but the dot shows up somewhere else. A mild point but interesting observation by her.
As far as I know you cannot move the Google Dot on the map, Is this something that can be done when the iGUIDE is being drafted or is this something that is beyond our control.
A second item is the explanation for moving around the screen when the help screen shows up. There are actually two ways to navigate, one placing the mouse on the room screen, or the other is rotating the mouse on the floor plan. The advantage to using the floor plan is the room rotates without getting the wonky walls, they stay perpendicular which is a much better viewing experience. I believe that is shown on the help screen but someone really doesn’t know that unless they experiment. How about labelling those two section. one for moving and rotating using the screen and the other for using the floor plan instead. This is not mentioned in the help video either and it would be useful to point his out.
One of the big reasons I hated 3D tours was the awkwardness of controlling the verticals, iGUIDE fixes that if you use the right method.
Last suggestion, is it possible to reduce the size of the branding pano that is on the floor, as much as I like to advertise myself I would be happy to show more floor and less of me.
I don’t know about resizing the branding, but I’m almost positive you can update the location on the Google Map. I had a listing and the dot showed the property as if it were several blocks away. Client was adamant that I update, and I was able to within the iGuide listing.
You can move the pin location when you create a new iGuide or edit an existing one.
The pin location is placed automatically based on Google Maps data, which isn’t always accurate. Especially when shooting new construction in new subdivisions, you will have to manually reposition the pin. Two things to note:
It can help to toggle between map and satellite views to determine where the pin should be.
Sometimes clicking the “auto” option will correctly place the pin in the right spot based on lat/long values, but not always.
Here’s a screenshot.
Thanks, I know you can move the pin for a specific address, but this is not quite that simple. There is a housing complex with a single street address, and within that complex there are at least two dozen homes each with their own unit number. I want the map to show exactly where that is within that complex. I tried changing it on Google Maps by adding another dot which seemed to work but it did not show up. Maybe it takes a while for Google to update the information.
Thanks for the reply. I know you can move the pin for a specific address, but this is not quite that simple. There is a housing complex with a single street address, and within that complex there are at least two dozen homes each with their own unit number. I want the map to show exactly where that is within that complex. I tried changing it on Google Maps by adding another dot which seemed to work but it did not show up. Maybe it takes a while for Google to update the information.
I don’t believe it’s possible to have more than one pin location for a single iGuide, since an iGuide is predicated on a single address.
However, it might be possible to create separate views within a single iGuide for each unit and reposition the pins for each view. I haven’t tried this, but I think it could work.
The other option would be to have separate iGuides for each property.
Thanks, in this case I have created a single iGUIDE for that particular house within the complex. but the Google Pin locates the address several homes away and closer to the water than the unit actually is. The alternate method I suppose is to include a site plan and include it in the photo gallery. It would be easier to be able to add another pin at that location. I saw that there was a business located within that complex that does show up on Google Maps if you Google the main address. I just have to find a way to add the pin to Google Maps. I tried adding a new pin location as a vacation rental but noting has changed on Google so far.
Here is how to figure out the exact coordinates on Google Maps to add to the iGUIDE so the pin shows exactly where you want it to:
- Go to Google Maps
- Right click on the location you want the pin
- Click the top Lat/long coordinate
- It will copy
- Paste it into where @LeroySchulz noted in the iGUIDE upon upload. If after upload, go to the specific iGUIDEs page on manage.youriguide.com. On “Show iGUIDE Details” page, look to the right where it says Property address next to the map. Right above that map is an edit button. Click it.
- Paste the Lat/Long coordinate. Make sure to split up the number into both boxes.
I attended the Masterclass the other day and the moderator showed me how to update the pin location on the iGUIDE the way you suggested and it worked. One less problem solved.
Glad that you have it working now.