Map layout

Display your items on a map

Map is an alternate list layout. It displays each list item as a location on a map, as well as an optional list layout that people can toggle in the bottom right of the map. The map layout also supports user location.


The Map layout has five properties which you can connect to the columns in your sheet.

The address should be a valid address or geocode. Read more below.​

The other four properties are assigned and behave in the same way as the List layout.

User location

You can enable a location button so users can find themselves on the map.

iOS users may find that the app is not able to locate their device. Often this is due to Safari settings blocking location access. To change this, head to settings/safari and enable or allow location access.

Toggle map & list

The Map layout has two views that you can toggle between. In the design section, you can decide which of these users see first - the map or the list. You cannot turn off either view.

Link details screen

At the bottom of the right side panel is the Action section. By default, all lists have the action Link detail screen enabled. This means that when you tap on a list item you will go to that item's Details Screen.

However, you can disable this action and prevent your list items from doing this.

Troubleshooting Misplaced Pins

If you see map pins in the wrong locations, this is because you picked the wrong Address property (maybe you chose a column containing place names, not addresses?); or your addresses are incomplete or ambiguous.

You can ensure the correct pin location and make your app faster by providing coordinates instead of an address. For example, the Eiffel Tower is located at both:

  • Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

  • Coordinate: 48.8583701,2.2922926

When your sheet contains addresses, your app must lookup the coordinate before placing the pin on the map in a process called geocoding. This slows your app slightly and also can be expensive. If you use coordinates, however, the pin will be placed accurately, immediately, and without cost.

To lookup a coordinate, find the desired place in Google Maps and copy the coordinate from the URL. The format is two decimal numbers, separated by a comma. Sometimes the numbers are negative (e.g. 37.804884,-122.468803) so be sure to include the minus symbol, but do not include the @ or / symbols:

You can simply use coordinates as address values, and you can mix addresses and coordinates in the same column.