The maps control is a data visualization component that provides a graphical representation of geographical data. This control has highly interactive and customizable features such as zooming, panning, selecting, legends, markers, bubbles, and color mapping.
Shape layers provide options to render geographical shapes or custom shapes on maps.
Shapes (.shp) or GeoJSON (.json) file data can be bound to the maps to render any geometric shape to visualize powerful data.
The default style of a shape can be customized using the color, stroke, and thickness properties.
The maps allows you to render any custom shapes to make its look like building infrastructure, cricket stadium, flight/bus seat arrangement, etc.
Data labels are used to display the names of particular shapes.
The color mapping support enables you to categorize the shapes by customizing their colors based on the underlying values of shapes.
Equal color mapping is used to differentiate the shape’s fill based on its underlying value and color. For example, colors can be applied to the states based on their winning candidates.
Colors can be applied to the shapes by comparing their values with desired numeric ranges. For example, colors can be applied to the states based on the population density.
The marker allows you to denote a place with symbols or display some message at the desired latitude and longitude of a location on a map.
The type of markers can be changed to built-in shapes such as circle, diamond, rectangle, or square to highlight the place.
The marker can be customized by adding images or any custom shapes to highlight the place.
Bubbles are used to add some additional information to the shapes such as population density, land area, etc. They are rendered with various magnitudes and colors based on the underlying data values of the shapes.
The default color of a bubble and its transparency can be customized using the fill and opacity properties.
The minimum and maximum size of a bubble can be customized to enhance the readability.
The legends are used to provide valuable information for interpreting a map with various colors, shapes, or other identifiers based on the data and application needs.
The position of a legend can be changed or moved to any place inside the map.
The default size of a legend icon can be customized.
The end user experience is greatly enhanced by a set of user interaction features such as selection, zooming and panning,
A particular area/shape can be selected or highlighted on user interaction to bring the center of attraction over the other shapes in a map.
Zooming allows you to get the closer look of a particular area of interest on the map and in-depth analysis by pinching gesture.
Panning helps you to move a map around to focus the desired or target area and pan the map for easy navigation across its regions.