This week I shared one of our videos (Displaying Location Maps within SharePoint Lists using Geolocation column in SharePoint 2013) on the MVP Award blog. Glad to have shared it and I hope folks are able to benefit from it.
The geolocation column is available out-of-the-box in SharePoint 2013. However, it is Not turned on by default. I have used the following PowerShell commands to turn it on in my environment. Please check with your SharePoint server admin before turning it on.
$weburl = “http://<webAppAddress>/”
$fieldXml = “<Field Type =’Geolocation’ DisplayName=’Location’ />”
$web = get-spweb $weburl
$field = $web.Fields.AddFieldAsXml($fieldXml)