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Tim LeungBeginning PowerAppshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3003-9_11

11. Mapping Data

Tim Leung
Reading, UK
PowerApps is designed for mobile devices and therefore works naturally with location services. Although we can easily retrieve location details from within an app, there are various intricacies that we need to be aware of, especially when we want to save location details to a data store. In this chapter, we’ll examine these issues and focus on the following topics:
  • Retrieving GPS data. We’ll find out how to retrieve values such as longitude, latitude , compass bearing, and acceleration details.
  • Saving location details. We’ll create an auto-generated app and go through the steps to provide the capability for users ...

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