Mileage tracking

Anyone know a way to track mileage driven?

You can use the API Connector to do this via Google Maps ?

Yes I was looking at this earlier looks a little overwhelming at the moment.:thinking:

Yeah, google APIs are not very friendly. And nor is the Developer Console.

Will have a look to see how possible it is.

Much appreciated for your time Nigel.

OK, so you need to go an get yourself a Google Maps API Key. Have a search on here, I think several have posted the steps to go via the Google Developers Console.

Then all you need to do is use the API

Input your origins and destinations.

Slight wrinkle in that it returns multiple “rows” so you might need to pull out the first one with “firstitem”.

“destination_addresses”: [
“Hove, UK”
“origin_addresses”: [
“Brockham, UK”
“rows”: [
“elements”: [
“distance”: {
“text”: “53.7 km”,
“value”: 53708
“duration”: {
“text”: “54 mins”,
“value”: 3266
“status”: “OK”
“status”: “OK”

Thank you Nigel I will investigate this.:+1:

Hi @NigelG. I installed the Google Map extended plugin. But I don’t know how to use it.

I have input origin and input destination on my page. but I wasn’t sure how to display the driving distance in other input field.

Below is what I have so far. On first screen I have entered origin and destination based on input fields.

Below screen is the property of the third input which should show the distance, but I am confused what to enter in the “initial content”, it is asking either destination or origin address. But I have defined it under the “distance and duration” property.


Any example how to use this plugin. I am trying to calculate driving distance.

Hi there,

Not a plugin I have used I am afraid. Are you still having difficulty ?

Sorry, I thought you were using that plugin.

But yeah, I haven’t figured out how to do it yet. Which plugin are you using?

No, not that one.

I have done mileage, but built my own Google API call in the API connector.

To do it with the plugin …

You get the same thing with the Google API, it gives you multiple rows back. But you could use firstitem I guess.

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