Index Geolocation columns for retrieval in SharePoint search.
SharePoint search does not index Geolocation columns for retrieval.
Please add Geolocation type columns to the search index so we can easily return in a search query.
While lat/long wouldn't be useful for keyword search, indexing the column would enable a new generation of location based search visualizations.
Given Geolocation is already influencing search results (distance sorting), why can't users mine this data from crawled properties in the search index?
The current workaround of using dedicated lat/long columns for indexing undermines the usefulness of the Geolocation column type. Use cases seeking to aggregate locations are forced to store data redundantly for sorting & display.