The Bing Map Field

The "Bing Map" custom field gives you the ability to display a Bing Map at your frontend just by filling out the latitude and langitude of a location.

Getting a Bing Maps Key

In order to use the Bing Map Type, you will have to generate an API Key which you can copy as seen below into the "ACF - Bing Map" Settings page.

acf-bing-maps-api-key

To read more on how to create a Bing API key click here.

Field Settings

The "Bing Map" custom field provides you the way to select the width, the height and the zoom of the Bing Map which will be displayed at your frontend.

acf-bing-maps-field-settings

As you can see from the screenshot above, after choosing the correct Type, you can type in manually your width, height and zoom.

Let's see what each option does.

Name Description
Name The name will be used to identify the field. Leave this blank and Joomla will fill in a default value from the title.
Label The label of the field to display.
Description A description of the field that will be displayed in the label tooltip.
Required Is this a mandatory field?
Map Width Set the width of the map
Map Height Set the height of the map
Zoom Set the zoom for the map

Usage

Once you are in your Article's Edit screen, choose the "Fields" Tab to see the Google Map custom field as you can see in the screenshot below.

acf-bing-maps-usage

In this textbox you can type in the coordinates which are going to be used as a center for the Bing Map you are interested in.

Get the coordinates of a place

  • Open Bing Maps.
  • Right-click the place or area on the map.
  • Copy the coordinates at the bottom of the popup?

    acf-bing-maps-coords-copy

Frontend Display

Take a look at the screenshot below to see how it could be displayed in your frontend.

acf-bing-maps-frontend