Designer Views Tab Appearance

Info Window Text

Font Family and Size

Change the font Famlity and Size that will appear in an InfoWindow, when you select a point or shape.


Select the text color that will appear inside the InfoWindow

Alignment and Format

Change the alignment of your text, along with format like Bold, Italic, and Underline.

InfoWindow Visibility Options

Show Info Windows

Hide the InfoWindows so as a user selects a location, the InfoWindows are not displayed on the map. This feature is useful for cases where the details are displayed in an alternate control on the screen.

Show Values

Show or hide the contents of the Values property for a given location.

Show Layer Names

Show or hide the layer names inside of the InfoWindow

Icons Visualization Options

Show Glow for Selected Icons

Show Glow effect, when a location is selected.

Enable Dynamic Icon Sizing

Use the value property to dynamically size icons relative to each other

 Cluster Markers

 Cluster markers is an effective way to scale a map when many locations exist. Clustering will make it easier to assess the volume of locations in a finite area of the map.

Map Options

Show Legend

The legend will display all series created within the map along with the icon type and color. If dynamic icon colors are enabled, the legend icon color will reflect the fist marker’s color within the range.

Show Navigation Controls

Toggle the standard Google Map Zoom and Pan controls, allowing users to zoom in and out on a given location. Show Navigation Scroll Track- Remove the standard Google Maps scroll track when you want to create smaller maps where only zoom in and zoom out buttons are required.

Show Selector Panel Icon

1. Normal Select: Allows 1 icon selection at a time

1. Multi-Point Select: Allows for multiple icon selections.

2. Polygon Select: Clicking on the screen will draw and connect points as an enclosed polygon. Anything within the polygon is selected.

3. Free form Select: Clicking and dragging will draw an organic shape. Releasing the mouse will enclose the shape and anything within the shape is selected.

4. Free form Radius Select: Clicking on the map will use the location as a center point. Without lifting the use will define a distance. Upon lifting the mouse a radius is drawn from the start.

Auto-Radial Selection Distance Measure

Select Kilometers or Meters as the unit of measure for distance for radius selection.

Map Imagery Style

Modify the standard Google Maps default imagery style. You can utilize standard styles like Roadmap, Satellite, Hybrid (satellite with roads), Terrain, and additional styles like grayscale, military, and basic map.


WMS Layers

WMS, or Web Map Service, is a standard protocol for serving geospatial images from a central WMS server.  These images, commonly referred to as map tiles, can then be overlaid on top of a map to add new dimensions of data.

A WMS server can have many different layers that represent these independent sets of data.  These layers can be selectively chosen and then combined by the WMS server to form a single, composite view of the data that is relevant to you and your customers.  You can think of these layers as separate panes of glass that have different map features drawn on them which can then be stacked on top of each other to compare and contrast different dimensions of data.


To use WMS in GMaps Plugin you must have access to a WMS server via a URL.  If you are trying to access your own WMS server your IT personal should be able to provide this to you.  Keep in mind that your companies firewall policies apply to any public WMS servers you try to access.  The URL will typically look something like this:


WMS Style URL Part


WMS Layer URL Part