Map and Layer Format
Maps and layers can be configured programmatically on the Studio Platform.
At the top level, an map configuration object contains a version string and an object with map state, map style and visualization state.
The map object can be defined in a JSON-based format. The Map format is used in a number of places by the platform.
To learn more about Map Configuration, visit the Map Configuration documentation.
Studio offers a rich suite of layers that can be use to visualize datasets on maps. Multiple layers can be added to a map, visualizing different datasets (or different aspects of the same dataset).
To learn more about Layer Configuration, visit the Layer Configuration documentation.
|Layer Type||Description||Layer Preview Image|
|3D layer displays 3D models on map by using latitude and longitude coordinates.|
|Arc layers are useful for visualizing the distance between two points as well as comparing distances in 3D.|
|Cluster layers visualize aggregated data based on a geospatial radius.|
|Flow layers visualize origin-destination movement patterns between latitude and longitude coordinates.|
|Polygon layers can display either paths, polygons or points. For example, a path layer can display data like trip routes.|
|Grid layers are similar to heatmap layers. They show the density of points.|
|H3 layers visualize spatial data using H3 Hexagonal Hierarchical Spatial Index.|
|Heatmap is a graphical representation of data in which values are represented as colors.|
|Hexbin layers aggregate points into hexagons. The counts can be represented through color and/or height.|
|Icon layers are a type of point layer. They allow you to differentiate between points by assigning icons to points based on a field.|
|Line layers are the 2D version of arc layers. Both draw a line between two points to represent distance,but, in a line layer, the drawing lies flat on the map.|
|Point layers draw points for a given event or object based on its latitude and longitude.|
|Raster layers show aerial photographs, imagery from satellites, or even scanned maps.|
|To use S2 layers, you need to assign a column containing S2 tokens.|
|Visualize movement through animations, such as air travel over a period of time|
|Vector layers use the three basic GIS features to represent real-world features in digital format.|
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