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4. Displaying Maps > Other Ways of Displaying Spatial Data

Other Ways of Displaying Spatial Data

Sometimes a map is not the most useful way to display spatial data. You may want to present information as a list, either on its own or alongside the same data on a map. Or it may be necessary to create an external feed so that your data can be pulled out into another service, such as Google Earth or a different website. Because maps made in Drupal are generally built using the Views module, it is a fairly simple process to output data in other formats.

Spatial Data in Tables and Lists

Foursquare on a mobile device is an example where it is more useful to have a list of nearby venues such as cafes, parks, or airports. Continuing with our example of upcoming Drupal events, it may be useful to see a list of events sorted by date, rather than a map of all of them. With the Views module, both of these are just List Views of the Map Views that we created earlier.


  

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