Google Map "More Info" Question

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I'm using the Google Map gadget and using a spreadsheet to provide the data for the map, to include longitude and latitude.  We'd like for Church members to be able to touch the pin of the missionary location and see more info.  I noticed that when I add a website url to the spreadsheet in a 5th column, the Google map will provide an "Info" option in addition to the traffic and other details, but when I click on that "info" tab, I don't see the url of the website.  We'd ultimately like that field to pull up a video or photo of the missionary that the user can watch and then close down.  Is there a way to do this with Google Map gadget?  If not, what is the best way to allow a person to click on a name, and then have a video or photo pop up?

Thanks (from a Rise Vision newbie)
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The info tab was only designed with handling text and image links.  I've not tried it with webpages or videos.

This is an example of a spreadsheet we've used previously with the Gadget. It contains image links in the 5th column.

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Thanks Neal, I will look at your spreadsheet and see if I can replicate for our use.  Another question if you don't mind.  I published my spreadsheet initially as an xml and the Google Map would not display on the board (although it worked fine on my computer when reviewing).  I changed the spreadsheet to share it as a webpage and now the map shows up on the display as it should, but selecting a pin on the map doesn't do anything.  What should I share my spreadsheet as to enable the ability to touch a pin and see more data?

Thanks so much!
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CCC,

The Spreadsheet should be Public. That should enable everything to work as expected. Change it over to Public, and let us know how you make out!
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Yes, it is public but the touch on the display screen doesn't work.  The map shows the pins of the locations and the missions are named on the left of the map.  When I click on a pin with my mouse on my laptop, everything works fine. But on the display itself, touching the pins with your finger or the pen doesn't do anything.  Is there a setting on the display itself that needs set?



This is what shows on the display which is correct. But again, touching the pins doesn't do anything on the display.  It does work on my computer view though.  

Thanks!

Terri
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Terri,

Just to be certain, you're sure the Display is touch enabled, ans has been verified as working? I only ask because maybe everything is connected, but the driver isn't installed or something of that nature, and the touchscreen functionality isn't completely set up. Best way to know is to stop the Presentation (Alt +F4) and make sure you can use the touchscreen in the Operating System itself.

Another thing would be to make sure that the Mouse is not hidden in the Presentation but going into the Presentation settings, and unchecking the "Hide Mouse Pointer" option if it is indeed checked. Save and publish your Presentation, and you should be good to go.

Let us know how you make out!
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Thank you Robb.  I discovered that I had the "hide mouse pointer" on.  It's working now. Thanks so much!
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Glad to hear it!