Over the past week, in between meetings, I've gotten some additional functionality added. I've been able to enter a number of Leaflet nodes (records) and then display markers on the "list" view. I've created a link in the popup that then takes us to the detail record. I've also been taking Dan Whalin's Udemy course. His site has a 50% off coupon code.
What that gives us is a way to execute queries and process the result set using the Leaflets.query() pattern in the client controller to show a map with markers representing the "category" of the search. In my case that might be libraries, restrooms, parking, facilities, departments, etc.
We also have the ability to search and return a single record based on the findOne() pattern.
Next will be further refinements to the data model. I found some Mongo/GIS articles that I'll be using.
Here's some working code that needs to be optimized but would give you the idea.