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Adding Latitude/Longitude for Geolocation

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Overview

When you are adding an physical address to a Job Site or Location, take a look at the Google Maps visualization and verify that the pin best reflects your physical address.

If the Google Maps visualization does not match the physical address where you want users to clock in, you may want to assign latitude and longitude coordinates because they can be more accurate than Google’s address database.

Things to know before you begin

  • You must be a manager or account holder to modify locations.
  • You must be a supervisor, manager, or account holder to modify job sites.

Step 1: Use Google Maps to get latitude and longitude coordinates

  1. Open Google Maps in your web browser.
  2. Find the exact location on Google Maps (this is easiest to do in Satellite View so that you can see the terrain).
  3. Once you have zoomed in and found the exact spot you want staff to clock in from, right click on that spot and select What’s here.
    Google Maps generates coordinates near the bottom of the map:
  4. Copy the latitude and longitude coordinates.

Step 2: Add the coordinates to When I Work

You can add latitude and longitude coordinates to a location or a job site.

Adding coordinates to a location

When you’re adding or editing a location, you can add latitude and longitude coordinates:

  1. Select Use Custom Coordinates.
  2. Paste the latitude and longitude coordinates in the Coordinates field.
  3. Save your changes.

Adding coordinates to a job site

When you’re adding or editing a job site, you can add latitude and longitude coordinates by pasting the coordinates in the Address field.

Updated on April 13, 2017

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