By setting up Crisp’s GeoJSON connector, you can sync your distributor and retailer location data to Google Maps (or other mapping applications) to create a store locator for use on your consumer websites. Crisp’s GeoJSON connector automatically populates and maintains your map of store locations**, ensuring your customers can accurately find your products.
To get started creating an automated store locator for your company:
- Log into your Crisp account.
- From the main menu on the left side of the screen, select Connectors.
- Select the Add connector button at the top-right of the screen.
- Select the Data Destinations tab, then select the GeoJSON connector tile.
- If you want, update the default name of the connector. If you're going to set up multiple data feeds to this destination, we recommend using something unique. Then, select which sources you want Crisp to export for your store locations.
If you want to include a column in your export that identifies which source connector the data came from, select the Include Source Connector Configuration ID option.
Select the the Save button.
You return to the Connectors screen and a new GeoJSON connector tile appears with your other connectors.
Select the new GeoJSON connector tile you created to re-open it.
Under the URL field, select the Copy to clipboard link.
This URL allows you to connect your geo location data to a platform such as Google Maps. To set this up requires a Google Cloud account.
Once you set up a Google Cloud account, you can begin using the Google Maps Platform APIs and SDKs. For more on using the Google Maps Platform, see Google Maps Documentation > Getting Started.
Create a Google Maps API Key with the following APIs enabled:
Distance Matrix API.
Street View Static API
See our developer’s guide for more information about our GeoJSON connector and how to integrate this data to automate your store location map.