Designer Layers Data

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CMaps Designer provides multiple approaches for testing sample data. The map itself has a fairly rigid data structure which treats the map itself as a visualization component.

Advanced Interactivity

Interactivity and manipulation of data (toggling measures, filtering by dimensions, etc) is generally handled with the CMaps Analytics Javascript API.

Need help adding more complexity? Contact our team and we are more than happy to help you get the perfect maps experience for your business users.

Live Data Connections

While CMaps Designer is a rapid design tool for building maps, it’s purpose is to create embedded geo-analytics. For connecting to live data CMaps Analytics will inherit the connectivity and security of the application you embed it inside. Connecting live data through any number of frameworks, web services, and programming languages is possible through a series of templates and tutorials.

Please contact Centigon Solutions to request templates specific to your connectivity and security requirements

Basic Data Fields


Any address value or comma separated latitude,longitude: Example: 43.43434,-33.54545.


The label is the name of each asset (point of interest or shape) displayed in the InfoWindow, chart, tile, and other views. It is the primary identifier visible to mobile users. Example: Dr Klauss

Value (measure)

A value is a numeric value associated with each point or region. This value is used for dynamic icon sizing, alerts, and chart visuals. Currently CMaps Designer supports 1 measure at a time. You can easily toggle between measures using the CMaps Designer API. Example: 45000

Additional (optional) fields


If you want to define the color in your data rather than the property sheet you can use hexidecimal color codes to change the color of points or shapes: example data value: #FF0055


Category is a placeholder for future functionality, including embedded pie charts, and other visualization options.

Drill ID

Drill ID represents the parent and child elements when you are drilling between multiple layers. The Drill ID establishes a simple hierarchy. When using more than 2 levels, any layer in between top and bottom must contain both the parent, and current drill levels with a “|” delimiter.

Examples are illustrated below:

Example 1 is 2 Layer Hierarchy

Layer 1

Label  |   Drill ID

West    West
East     East

Layer 2

Label  |   Drill ID

CA    West
NV     West
NY    East
FL     East

Example 2 is 3 Layer Hierarchy

Layer 1

Label  |   Drill ID

West    West
East     East

Layer 2

Label  |   Drill ID

CA    West|CA
NV     West|NV
NY    East|NY
FL     East|FL

Layer 3

Los Angeles    CA
San Diego       CA
Nevada           NV
Reno               NV

New Data Fields

In the upcoming CMaps Analytics release we have added new data fields that make CMaps more configurable and flexible for advanced geo-analysis apps


Target is a long time data property available in CMaps Analytics JavaScript API. Now it is available for selection inside of CMaps. This data property is used for alerts, or in cases where there are more advanced multi-dimensional visualizations that require a second value.

Time / Date

For temporal analysis where you would like to view locations or movement of locations over time, this date/time analyzer is perfect for events. LEARN MORE



Data Column Mapping

Column ordering grants control to a designer to modify the default column data order based on your original data set. While it is generally recommended to load data into CMaps Designer using the default order, there could be scenarios where a map may need to accommodate data that is slightly different in ordering of columns. Simply drag and drop the columns to change the order. Capture  

New Data Column Mapping Process

With an upcoming version of CMaps Analytics Designer comes a brand new data mapping capability that simplifies mapping data and provides a consistent approach to grow the complexity and power of CMaps Analytics data configuration abilities for future releases. define
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JavaScript API

CMaps Designer provides multiple approaches for testing sample data before connecting directly through CMaps Analytics Javascript API.

CMaps Analytics Extensions and Partner Integrations

CMaps Analytics templates can be exported for use with a number of plug and play extensions. In these scenarios there is no data inside of the template. Instead CMaps Analytics templates are embedded inside of other applications for the purpose of providing map experiences. The data will originate from the extension. Below is a video example of this extension workflow.

You can also build your own extension / integration with CMaps.

Learn more


This new ESRI ArcGIS feature allows organizations to re-use existing investments in ESRI to render assets directly inside CMaps Analytics while still configuring interactivity through multiple visualization options in CMaps Analytics APIs.

CSV File

CSV files are supported as a direct data source containing Comma Separated Values.  CSV Data sources are loaded as a direct URL to a CSV file.


  • CSV URL files must be accessed via HTTPS.
  • CSV files must be loaded from a server that grants cross domain access (contact your server administrator for more details)
  • CSV files can not be loaded from file shares or your desktop


JSON Data streams are supported as a URL and can be modified using the Javascript API.

Supported Fields

“locations” (Array) – REQUIRED
“labels” (Array) – REQUIRED
“values” (Array) – REQUIRED
“colors” (Array)
“categories” (Array)
“drillIds” (Array)

“locations”: [
“labels”: [
“2323 M Street, San Francisco CA”,
“4125 A Street, San Francisco CA”,
“2443 S Street, San Francisco CA”
“values”: [
] }