Developer Introduction to CMaps Analytics Designer
There are 3 major components that make upÂ CMaps Designer…
CMaps Analytics Designer App
CMaps Analytics App is the front end, graphical interface for rapidly creating maps layers and views. This is where you can find tremendous time savings not just coding your basic maps, but also getting feedback from stakeholders by simply attaching your map to an email. CMaps Designer is a cloud-designer for rapidly creating geographicÂ maps visualizations for enterprise business scenarios. Designers or Developers can createÂ a wide range of visualizations using over 150Â properties in a point and click property sheet.
CMaps AnalyticsÂ Extensions
Who is CMaps Designer for?
2. Existing Google Maps for Business customers who want to accelerate delivery of maps to business users with data behind your firewall, with little to no coding coding.
3 Independent software vendors looking for a plug and play solution for delivering maps either as a hosted application, or using CMaps Analytics as a maps extension.
CMaps Analytics Designer is accessed via cloud portal and ships with API Docs and sample code, illustrating how to integrateÂ your CMaps Analytics output.
What can your build with CMaps Designer?
With CMaps Analytics Designer, you can build a variety of geographic visualization experiences, designedÂ for a wide range of analytics applications. CMaps Analytics was designed with business users and analytics in mind.
Building Blocks for CMaps Designer Success
CMaps Analytics Designer allows you to instantly create maps visualizations like points, regions, and density maps with complete control over styling and interactivity. Aggregate, filter, drill and visualize your business data using maps.
From world by country, to country by state, CMaps Analytics also features out of the box regional views, allowing you to focus on visualizing business data than fetching and manipulating spatial data.Â Additional premium layers like drive time polygons and soon demographics layers will further enrich your location intelligence experience.
With multiple approaches for integration, CMaps Analytics extends a lot of power into system integrators hands for one-off applications, or embedded location intelligence tools.Â Additionally, CMaps Analytics is partnered with the best solution providers to help transform your maps vision into reality.
CMaps Designer Output Overview
Embedding CMaps Designer Views
The bridge between the CMaps Analytics Designer and the CMaps Analytics JS API is our XML property file. This CMaps Analyics property file is generated and saved to your computer (and can be loaded back into Designer at a later date). Inside of this configuration file is all of the properties needed to generate your map.Â With only a couple of lines of code you can embed and initialize your map inside of an application:
The following is a screenshot of basic output from CMaps Analytics Designer, which can be accessed directly inside of the application while designing the map. as mapCfg). All of the properties exposed in CMaps Designer are input into mapCfg.
Working with Map Events
Built into CMaps Analytics Designer is an “Advanced” tab that allows a developer to expose any number of common events. As a map designer or developer exposes these events, CMaps Analytics Designer will automatically stub them out for easy integration into your application.
Connecting to Data
- Locations (lat, long or addresses or location names for shapefiles)
- Labels (basic or HTML labels)
- Values (measure)
- Color (optional if you want to feed the map colors)
- Category (optional dimension field used for specific features in the map like pie charts and other future planned features)
- Drill IDs (Allow you to drill between layers using IDs from the parent layer for each record)
CMaps Analytics Designer provides a complete API Doc to interface directlyÂ CMapsAnalytics.js for integration into custom applications.
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