Information regarding the places added to your Mapotic interactive map can be stored in a variety of different attributes. Learn more about each attribute type and how you or your map’s user interacts with them.
New to attributes? Read our guide on how to set up your categories & attributes.
Select: This attribute type allows the user to provide simple data about the place or route they are adding. When adding a place, only one option can be selected – ideally suited for information such as ‘yes/no’ or ‘available/not available’. However, we don’t limit you in your creativity. The select attribute will add an advanced filtering option to your map.
Multiple select: This type of attribute allows the user to choose from a list of predetermined options. The attribute creates an advanced filtering option on your map. Multiple options can be selected – suitable for types of information where multiple conditions can be met at the same time – for example the availability of services or products etc.
Text: This attribute creates a text field for the input of a single-line of text. It is typically used for short and concise information such as the name of the city, or in situations where you want the user to fill in the brief information. Adding a link to the text field, including “http://”, will create an active clickable link that will open in a new window.
Long text: This is a multi-line text. It is often necessary to fill in a longer description or even a few paragraphs of the text. Typically for more detailed information. When adding a link to the text, including “http://”, an active clickable link will be created that will open in a new window.
Email: In a detail of a place it is possible to track a clickable email contact. It lets users of your map enter only emails in a valid format.
Date & time: This attribute will allow the user to enter the date and time by means of a calendar and clock format. Can be used as a way to convey the date and time of an event.
Address: This attribute type makes it easy to add an address to a place. It helps users by auto completing their address from a large database of addresses.
Label: The newest addition to the list of Mapotic attributes is called Label, and can be used to add additional tags to a place. A place can belong to more than one of the options in the attribute and can even be used as an additional category. You could have a map displaying restaurants and bars in Prague and use the label attribute to create tags such as: ‘vegan’, ‘no smoking’, ‘pet friendly’ etc..