Hacienda partnered with JVF to launch a mobile-first, interactive Google map, as a solution for showcasing their premier real estate locations for both working and living.
Using cutting-edge responsive design technology, we developed an engaging mobile and desktop experience, creating a real estate map that increased efficiency within the Hacienda workforce and their community. Now visitors can easily analyze a properties potential and understand it’s neighborhood trends to better help their needs.
Using Google Maps for Property and Data Visualization
Showing rather than telling is the key to understanding real estate. Google Maps helps visualize the real estate landscape through the use of internalized data that is already available. Check out the examples of what you can do when you combine your customer and property data with Google Maps.
The Google Map embedded on the Hacienda website displays a chart overlay using the Google Maps API. Data values are then displayed as colored overlays on the map. The map is then scaled to include all of the identified points, depending on browser size as it adapts to each device. As a user selects check-boxes from the tools on the left, the map instantly updates with the information on the fly.
Zoning: Toggle Property Visibility
You can also specify locations by zoning. When selected, areas on the map are divided by colors, which are zones within which various uses are permitted.
The above image shows zoning for research & development, light manufacturing and residential.
Map Labels: Toggle Site Number Visibility
In the following example, site numbers appear when a user clicks on the check box.
This view allows you to quickly differentiate between locations.
Map: Toggle Satellite View & Map View
If you prefer to view the default road map view, the same overlay appears when the toggle is clicked.
This view allows users to easily see all the overlaying colors on the map with the crossroads labeled.
Google Map Visualization
By embedding the Google Map into the responsive website, we created a visually rich experience that encourages a higher level of interaction. Whenever you have data that has an address or geographic coordinates, it’s an opportunity to provide a more engaging experience through an interactive map using the Google Map visualization.
The Best Mapping Solution for Your Website
Responsive Google mapping is the best solution available for companies looking to increase workflow and productivity. We can make your data more accessible so that anyone in your workforce can find it. With your data securely stored in the cloud, mobile workers can access maps anytime, from anywhere, on any device.
Contact us to see what you can do when you combine your data with Google Maps.
Free Online Winery Trip Planner
JVF work with Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association to create a Google Maps winery itinerary planner called Plan My Visit.
Visiting all of the different wineries located in the Livermore, CA area was once a difficult task until now. By blending the functionality of Google Maps with a complete list of wineries to easily add, drag, and drop to create the perfect winery itinerary with driving directions.
Print a Perfect Winery Tasting Tour
The itinerary shows all of the local wineries in the Livermore area by placing a custom wine bottle icon as the place marker. To view details about a specific winery click the custom wine bottle icon and a pop up window with details about the winery will be displayed. To add this winery to your itinerary simply click the “Add to Itinerary” button located in the bottom left corner of the pop up window.
Once you have selected the wineries you would like to visit you can click and drag them around to the order you prefer. The tool then maps out the wineries, and gives you the driving directions in the order you would like to visit them. Simply press the print button, and your itinerary will be generated into an easy to read map so you can explore the wineries Livermore has to offer.
Google Maps Integration
By uncovering the most needs and of their target audience, we were able to focus our efforts around the elements that would generate the most value and engagement. Using customization to define icons instead of the default marker images, increased visual behavior interactions.
With the custom content website powered by jCommerce®, LVWA can easily add and remove wineries, edit their information, address, and logo images on the fly. If a new winery or event is entered into the system it is immediately visible on the Plan My Visit map. With the Google Maps API, JVF was able to create a user friendly map that will help navigate wine coinsurers around the Livermore valley for years to come.