Built-in support for external geospatial imagery services, such as Bing maps and OpenStreetMap, is used to visualize satellite, aerial, and street maps, or other kinds of imagery tiles without any external shape inputs. Apart from Bing maps and OpenStreetMap, you can also render maps from various map providers, for example, Google Maps. By using these external services, the map data can be located easily.
Using sublayer, you can create a map with multiple geometric layers in a single view. For example, render additional geographic features of a country such as rivers, valleys, and more as a sublayer. You can also drill each layer.
You can denote a place with symbols or mark messages at the desired latitude and longitude of a location on a map using markers. For example, you can indicate a particular place on the US map using a balloon marker shape. Place any HTML element as a marker and also add multiple markers to the map.
You can display multiple markers in the same location by clustering the markers when they overlap one another. For example, you can use markers to indicate the top 50 cities in the world. If any marker overlaps with another, it will be clustered and the total number of markers will be displayed over the cluster.
Data labels on the maps provide identification for the shapes by displaying their names. Trim or hide the labels at intersections with other labels and if they exceed shape bounds.
You can denote flight route or ship route on a geographic map between two places with navigation lines. It also acts as the connector line that links points on a map. The navigation lines can also be curved.
You can apply colors to the shapes by comparing their value with a desired numeric range. For example, apply colors to the states in the US based on population density.
Differentiate a shape’s fill based on its underlying value and color, using equal color mapping. For example, apply colors to the states in the US based on a winning candidate.
You can change the opacity of the shapes by comparing their value with a desired numeric range. Minimum and maximum opacity of the shapes can be customized
You can apply colors to the shape from a gradient by comparing their value with a desired numeric range. Any number of colors can be specified for creating the gradient.
Zoom the map for close-up analysis by pinching the map, scrolling the mouse wheel, clicking the shapes, or by using zooming toolbar; and pan the map for easy navigation across regions. You can also change the zoom level of the initial rendering.
Displays the details about the shape value through the tooltip by hovering the mouse over the shape. Similarly, the tooltip is also displayed for markers and bubbles on a map.
You can drill-down the rendered maps to display a different shape data located on another layer. For example, in the initial layer you can render the world map and on clicking a particular continent, render it separately on another layer.
Select a particular shape on mouse click and highlight on mouse hover to bring the center of attraction over other shapes on a map.
Create a map with custom shapes by rendering your own GeoJSON data to indicate building infrastructure, points of interest, flight/bus seat arrangement, cricket stadium, and more useful information.
Display any HTML element as an annotation at a specific point of interest on a map. For example, place a direction compass image on the map using annotation. You can also add multiple annotations to a map.
Add title and subtitle to visualize additional information on Maps. You can also customize the font and alignment of the title and subtitle on a map.
The interactive maps control also supports touch interactions.
All the features of Maps will work on touch devices with zero configuration. Use the touch features such as tooltip, drill-down, selection, highlight, pinch zooming, single tap zoom, and double tap zoom without any customization.
You can view Maps control on various devices. Also hide specific elements in the maps for particular screen sizes by making very minimal changes in the map events.
You can render Maps component in all the modern browsers.
No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue and five or fewer developers.
A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.
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