Using Series and Layering Data


CMaps Plugin aligns to SAP Dashboards charts for creating multiple layers of information within the map interface. Similar to creating a bubble chart in SAP Dashboards, CMaps plugin enables developers to create multiple series (layers) with independent properties for control over style, labels, and color.

Any combination of series can contain data points, polygons, lines/routes, and heatmaps.

Series Layering

As you add series the icon series type can dictate the layering. Polygons are always plotted as the lowest layer. On top of the polygons would be heatmaps, followed by icons and lines/routes.

If you think of each series as a layer within the map, you can assemble any number of series, each with its own unique properties and attributes. For example, if you have 3 regions with 1000 offices per region (3000 total offices) you have 3 options in how you bind the data to the three series options below:

  1. Create 1 map series with all 3000 offices visible at once
  2. Create 3 map series, each with 1000 offices

When working with smaller data sets, you have all three series options at your disposal with minimal impact to performance or usability. As the complexity and volume of information increases, you will need to make important design decisions to scale your dashboard. Generally, you want 1 series per data type.

For example if your data represents offices, you should only have have 1 series. Perhaps you want to add regions, and counties before you get to the