Mapping your data in FileMaker is complex and we’ve made it easier with fmFlare. Using simple script calls you can find your current location using GPS or IP address, validate and geocode addresses, lookup zip codes, and most importantly add static and interactive maps to your layouts. fmFlare maps are highly customizable supporting single and multiple points as well as dozens of different basemaps and widgets.

Here are some of the modular services available:

  • Geocoding – Turn your addresses into geographic coordinates to facilitate mapping and spatial queries. Flare supports many different free and paid Geocoding services including Geocodio, Nomatim,, Smarty Streets and more.
  • City/State or ZIP code lookup with and Smarty Streets.
  • IP address geolocation and geocoding with IPStack
  • Interactive and static maps for FileMaker webviewers… Just pass in the single or multi point data you wish to map along with hundreds of configurable options for basemaps, presets, etc. to get the maps you desire for your solution. Customize map pin popovers including links to navigate to records in your solution.

Demo video coming soon…


Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make businesses more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in rapid application development with the Claris platform including FileMaker and WordPress. He also knows Apple macOS technology inside and out.