top of page

Guide to Creating a Custom Map in Airtable

Published on Mar 30th, 2024

Step-by-Step Process to Creating a Map in Airtable

Creating a map on Airtable enables users to visualize location data and presents a dynamic way to interact with such data. Here's a streamlined process to help you create a custom map in Airtable.

Step 1: Setting Up Your Base

Firstly, create a new base from scratch, or choose a template that suits the type of data you wish to map.

Step 2: Adding Location Data

In your base, make sure you have a table with entries that include location data. This can be addresses, coordinates, or names of places.

Step 3: Install the Map Block

Navigate to the 'Blocks' section on the right-hand panel and find the Map block under 'Apps'. Click 'Add to base'. The Map block requires a Pro plan.

Step 4: Configuring the Map Block

Once you've added the Map block, configure it by selecting the table and then the view. Choose the field containing your location data, such as 'Address'.

Step 5: Customizing Your Map

You can customize the map by changing the display options, like map theme and pin colors. Filters and grouping can further help in visualizing subsets of data.

Step 6: Sharing Your Map

To share your map with others, click the share icon on the Map block. You can embed the map on a website or share a link directly.

Remember to keep your data updated. The map automatically reflects changes made to the entries within your Airtable base.

Step 7: Using Advanced Features

If you need more advanced functionality like travel routes or area boundaries, consider integrating with third-party map services.

Follow these steps, and you'll have a customizable map in Airtable that brings your data to life. For more detailed instructions and advanced tips, visit Airtable's support pages.

bottom of page