The map control is a powerful data visualization widget that can be used to articulate data as a map. This is used to represent statistical data for a particular geographical area. Custom shapes can also be rendered using maps.
GeoJSON data can be bound to the maps to render any geometric shapes for powerful shape data visualization.
Built-in support for external geospatial imagery services, such as Bing maps and OpenStreetMap, is used to visualize the satellite, aerial, street map, or other kinds of imagery tiles without any external shape inputs. By using these external services, the map data can be located easily.
Multiple geometric layers in a single view can be rendered by using sublayer. For example, additional geographic features of a country such as rivers, valleys, and more can be rendered as sublayer. Each layer can also be drilled.
Title and subtitle can be added to visualize additional information on the map. You can customize the font and alignment of the title and subtitle.
Categorize shapes by customizing their color based on the underlying value. Maps support two types of color mapping, range color mapping and equal color mapping.
Colors can be applied to shapes by comparing their value with a desired numeric range. For example, colors can be applied to states based on population density.
Equal color mapping is used to differentiate a shape’s fill based on its underlying value and color. For example, colors can be applied to states based on a winning candidate.
You can denote a place with symbols or note some message at desired latitude and longitude of a location in the map using markers. Any HTML element can be placed as a marker. You can also add multiple markers to a map.
Data labels are used to display the names of particular shapes. Labels can be trimmed or hidden at intersections with other labels if they exceed shape bounds.
Bubbles are used to denote some additional information about shapes such as population density, land area, and more. They are rendered with various magnitudes and colors based on the underlying data values of the shape.
You can denote flight/ship routes in a geographic map by using navigation lines. It also acts as the connector line which links points in a map.
Legends are used to provide valuable information for interpreting the map with various colors, shapes, or other identifiers based on data and application needs. Maps support two types of legends: default and interactive.
Default legend contains swatches of symbols with descriptions to denote the categories of shapes.
Interactive legend is used to find the range of an underlying shape’s value on mouseover.
Any HTML element can be displayed as an annotation at a specific point of interest in the map. For example, a direction compass image can be placed in the map using annotation. Multiple annotations can be added to a map.
Map allows you to render custom shapes to indicate building infrastructure, points of interest, flight/bus seat arrangement, and any other useful information.
Zoom the map for close-up analysis by pinching, scrolling the mouse wheel, clicking the shapes, or using zooming toolbar and pan the map for easy navigation across regions.
Displays the details about the shape value through the tooltip by hovering the mouse over the shape. Tooltip can be displayed for shape, marker, and bubble in the map.
A particular shape can be selected on mouse click or highlighted on mouseover to bring the center of attraction over other shapes in a map.
Customize the look and feel of a map by changing the fill color, background, border, and opacity of shapes. Built-in palettes with customizable options are available by default.