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Best practict to create a field as function of others

This is related to my exploration of the best way to work with Google maps for a site I want to do. I have decided to input coordinates (and more) into a catalog and have a map query created. (The way that works just fine is to use parameters to a custom Comcode tag which expands to the query. But, I have a better idea if it can be easily done.)

Rather than having the user enter Comcode with the parameters, I would like to have fields in the catalog entry for lattitude, longitude (and some other stuff). The user could enter this information. I would then like to generate the map query from this data.

I don't care whether the query is static (that is, built at the time when the catalog entry is created/updated and saved in a calculated field) or it is created and executed when the catalog entry is viewed. I am sure either can be done. I am looking for best practices again.
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