Knowledge Base - Google Places
The specific settings tab
The options on this tab are generated based on the currently selected pattern. In this tab you can select different filters for the current markerset allowing you to customize your data pool. You may also select some other options which are not filter-related.
In the case of the Google Places there are less options in this tab then there are for other Geocode Factory Gateway plugins. Unlike the other gateway plugins, the data is not stored on your site, it comes from Google's database. So for example you cannot perform any specialised sql queries.
Max Number of Markers: Here you can select the maximum amount of markers to display.
Search Mode: Google places API offers two different modes of search a-) Radar (Full) and b-) Nearby (Detailed). The first is more general and returns less details. This is best suited for a larger geographical area target as it returns up to 200 results each time (query). The other one - Nearby search (Detailed)- is best suited for a smaller geographical target area as it returns only 20 results per query but with more detailed information available to display.
Places Type: Here you can select among the types of locations available to display. You must select at least one type. You can of course select many types together, like in the above example where we chose Banks and ATM's. In the image below you can see the available types in this dropdown (there are more than 90 options available).
Only open now: You can choose between showing all the entries found or only the ones that are open now. "Now" means the time when the request is made by users who are browsing your website (in real time).
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