Essential Maps for WinRT is a powerful data-visualization control that can be used to articulate data as a map. It is frequently used in financial dashboards for plotting sales across geography.
Mapping values to fill colors within regions on a map provides a simple, yet powerful visualization; a single glance provides all the information you need.
Similar to heat maps, this diagram control expresses data as bubbles; size varies according to underlying values.
Essential Maps provides several interactive touch features, like selecting, zooming, and panning. These gestures let you drill down to analyze data of a specific region further.
Multi layer support allows you to render high level information on the background (like continents) and more detailed information on a higher level (like State boundaries).
Mark points on a map by specifying their coordinates. Customize marker shape by specifying a data template.
Essential Maps renders ESRI shapefiles, the most popular and widely available file format for storing map data.
Shape legends allow you to include more information on annotations already made in the map. A bubble legend provides even better visualization by using the bubble's sizes to convey relative sterength information.