Salesforce’s Spring 15 release is going to include mapping and geolocation for address fields. I believe, location based features started appearing before I started using Salesforce.
Even more exciting, is that visualforce will include a map component. The mapping component appears to be using Google Maps, but this could probably change.
If you get an error when including the maps that reads something like this: “visualforce maps are not enabled for your organization. please contact your administrator” you will need to enable them by following the below directions.
How to Enable in Pre-Release
Setup -> Build -> Customize -> Maps & Location -> Settings. Read the disclaimer and click Okay or Agree.
Including the Map in Visualforce is incredibly easy; it can be done in basically one line of code. The component is simply apex:map.
If you get an error when trying to save the page, make sure your page version is at least 32.
Author: Brian Cline