Add Geo-Point Datatype to the Properties of the Product in Virto Commerce

Virto Commerce has recently added a new platform module that will allow its users to add Geo-Point datatype into their product properties.

A geo-point is a single latitude and longitude point on the Earth’s surface. Geo-points can be used to calculate distance from a point, to determine whether a point falls within a bounding box or in aggregations.

What Geo-Point datatype enables?

With this new geo-point field type, the following changes and additions are available to any company running on Virto Commerce ecommerce platform:

  • Ability to add a new product property as geo-point;
  • Elastic Search should index it as geo-point;
  • Search service should provide the ability to find nearest products by geo-point;
  • Search service should provide the ability to order by distance from geo-point.

"We are happy to offer this new service to our users. Finding the closest branches in the B2B scenario is now a part of our offered B2B ecommerce platform. Geolocation options are extremely useful for many types of stores and we hope our customers will find this new feature beneficial." - Alexander Siniouguine, CEO of Virto Commerce.

You can find more about the new Geo-Point datatype in our GitHub repository:

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Oleg Zhuk
Technical Product Owner