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Squared Up asked Tao Yang, MVP, to work on the ability to automatically create Squared Up map dashboards and geo-locate your SCOM objects within them.

This is how it works:

  • User inputs street address and monitoring object ID (for single object dashboards, or addresses and IDs in a CSV file for multi-objects dashboards) to a PowerShell script along with other map specific parameters
  • The PowerShell script uses Google Maps API to translate each street address to Geocode (Latitude & Longitude values)
  • The Script then use Bing Maps API to download the map image and the Metadata information. The Metadata contains the location for each object on the map.
  • The script generates the Squared Up dashboard (XML file) based on user’s input and information retrieved from Bing Map images Metadata.
  • The users manually copy the map image and the dashboard XML files to appropriate folders in the web server hosting Squared Up dashboard.

Click here for more information regarding Geo-Location with Squared Up Map Dashboards.

See also:

The Dashboard Designer - The Quick Start Guide

What's new in v2.2

How to configure an Image section (Map plugin) using the Dashboard Designer