Line Layer

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 line is drawn across the shortest distance between the two points.

An example of the Line Layer.

An example of the Line Layer.


The following section provides help for every setting in Line Layer.


Contains basic settings required for Line Layer configuration.

You can draw lines in two ways -- creating an line from a set of source and destination points, or from a set of points and their neighbors.

Layer TypeMust be Point to display the line layer.
DatasetRequired. The dataset to use for the line layer.
ColumnsRequired. The columns to use for the line layer.
Columns: PointsProvide a pair of source/target latitude and longitudes columns, or Hex/H3 ID columns. Optionally, include an altitude column.
Columns: Point and NeighborsProvide a latitude and longitude column for a point, then a geo column containing one or more neighbors. Optionally, include an altitude column.


Color settings for the line.

Color Based OnThe field to base the line color on.
Color ScaleThe color scale and palette for the line color.
OpacityThe opacity of the line color. 100 = fully opaque, 0 = fully transparent.


Color settings for the stroke, or line width.

Stroke SliderThe stroke width (or range of stroke width when a field is selected for "Stroke Based On").
Stroke Based OnThe field to base the stroke width on.
Stroke ScaleThe scaling of the stroke width. Choose from linear, sqrt, or log.

Elevation Scale

Elevation settings for the Line Layer. Requires an elevation column.

Elevation ScaleWhen an altitude is defined, a multiplier applied to emphasize elevation.

JSON Schema

For details on how to programmatically specify layer properties, refer to the Layer Configuration specification.

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