If you look up the word "alpha" in the dictionary, you'll find a definition like this:
Being the most prominent, talented, or aggressive one in the group. Clifton is an alpha male.Just kidding, Clifton isn't there. But our Google Maps feature in Alpha Five Version 11 should be. Don't believe me? Take a look at the jam-packed feature peek with a series of four videos dedicated to it that we posted recently. But we just couldn't get enough, so we want to share the next feature.
This video will demonstrate how to complete searches that automatically load results in proximity to your specified radius, and then display them visually. When the video starts, Selwyn will already have it set up to show his example: closest airports in the area. But, he'll take you into design mode and then map properties to show you how he generated the results in ascending order.
When you check to make sure that your search preference (ascending or descending order) has been implemented, notice the "order by" clause in blue hyperlink-style font between the Google map and the toolbar with the search results. You'll see the portable geography syntax, which makes this possible. Go ahead and use it as a reference point if you're not sure your search has been set up properly.
It pops up automatically, but if you need more details head to design mode, then into the grid component to hit the sequel query to see how it's done in the code. By the time Selwyn gets through the full video, you'll see the execution of the full search. In the far right of the toolbar, you'll see the exact distance of the locations in ascending or descending order.
This example will be in ascending order, measured by meters. It's a pretty easy feature to configure for something so useful -- all it takes is a simple click in the properties tab. But as you know, I'd never make you take my word for it, so make sure to give this video a look!
|Order by Distance|