Alternative maps for servers in China

May 6, 2020

Survey Solutions map reports utilize maps provided by Google through their online service. To enable access to Google maps from China, the following two parameters should be added to the GoogleMap section in appsettings.Production.ini configuration file of the Survey Solutions server:

[GoogleMap]
# put your api key here
ApiKey="" 
ApiBaseUrl=http://maps.google.cn
BaseUrl=http://google.cn

This will replace the common Google maps engine used by all countries with the one specific for China. A restart of the web server may be required for the new settings to take effect.

It is recommended that the users do not change any other settings or parameters in this file without prior consultation with the support team, as it may negatively affect the security and reliability of the service.