Map Pins Guide - Style

 

Changing the name of a Map Pin layer

 

Video Guide

Step One

Style a Map Pins layer - To style your own data, select Open an existing project and then My Data, before clicking on the layer you wish to style. 

Step Two

Select the layer name panel - Within the layer editor panel select Layer Name and click with you mouse to expand the panel. 

Step Three

Change the layer name - To change the layer name type an appropriate name for the layer into the Name text box. A tip is to ensure it is short, unique to the layer and descriptive. You are now ready to use the layer. 

Changing the name of a Map Pin

 

Video Guide

Step One

Edit a Map Pins layer - To change your own data, Open an existing project and then select My Data.       

So that you will be able to see the change in your Map Pin name on the map, it is a good idea to make sure that the labels are switched on for your layer. To switch on the labels click on the label icon next to your layer name so that the icon is shaded black. To open the layer click on the layer name.       

Step two

Select Map Pin to update - To change the name (or unique identifier) of a Map Pin, you need to firstly select the Map Pin. To select your Map Pin, open the Select section and click on the button next to Pin, then start to type in the name of your Map Pin  into the text box, you will see a dropdown list of Map Pin names. When you can see your Map Pin, click on it to select it

Step Three

Change the Map Pin name - To change the Map Pin name, open the Pin Name section and type a new name in the text box. The map will automatically update to reflect the change. 

Step Four

Save your project - To save the change made to your layer, click on the Save button. This will save the changes to the layer and any other changes made to the project. 

Changing the shape of Map Pins

 

Video Guide

Step One

Style a map pin layer - To style your own data, Open an existing project and then My Data, click on the layer you wish to style

Step Two

Select the shape panel - Within the layer editor panel select Design and Build, from here you can control how the Map Pins are displayed, expand the Shape selection panel. 

Step Three

Select a new shape - To change the shape of your Map Pins, select an alternative shape from the panel. 

Step Four

Choosing a column to shape your Map Pins - To change the shape of your Map Pins based on a column within your data, tick the box next to Data Based Styling. Click on the dropdown box to select a column to classify the records in your layer on. When you have selected the column of data the map will automatically update to reflect the change made to the layer.

Step Five

Use Advanced Options to change shape - You can make changes to the way in which the data based styling is displaying the data through Advanced Options. You can assign specific colours by clicking on the colour next to each value. 

Step Six

Use Advanced Options to change number values - For numeric columns, you can also change the number of classes the data is split into, and the method by which the data is assigned to each class.

Equal Value Ranges – Your data is grouped into same sized range of values. Equal Value range maps are easy to interpret and are good for visualising uniform distribution and continuous data. It is not an appropriate classification method where the data is clustered around only a few values.      

Equal Class Counts – Your data is grouped so each will contain an equal category and will have the same number of records within it.       

Custom Ranges – You will be able to set the range values of each class. This can be useful if you wish to round numbers e.g. 5000 – 10,000 or map the data according to specific KPIs. 

Changing the colour of Map Pins

 

Video Guide

Step One

Style a Map Pin layer - To style your own data, Open an existing project and then My Data, click on the layer you wish to style.

Step Two

Select the colour panel - Within the layer editor panel select Design and Build, from here you can control how the Map Pins are displayed, expand the Colour selection panel. 

Step Three

Select a new colour - To change the colour of your Map Pins select the colour box and choose a colour from the palette. 

Step Four

Choosing a column to style your Map Pins - To change the colour of your Map Pins based on a column within your data, tick the box next to Data Based Styling. Click on the dropdown box to select a column to classify the records in your layer on. When you have selected the column of data the map will automatically update to reflect the change made to the layer.

Step Five

Use Advanced Options to change colour - You can make changes to the way in which the data based styling is displaying the data through Advanced Options. You can assign specific colours by clicking on the colour next to each value.     

Step Six

Use Advanced Options to change number values - For numeric columns, you can also change the number of classes the data is split into, and the method by which the data is assigned to each class.

Equal Value Ranges – Your data is grouped into same sized range of values. Equal Value range maps are easy to interpret and are good for visualising uniform distribution and continuous data. It is not an appropriate classification method where the data is clustered around only a few values.      

Equal Class Counts – Your data is grouped so each will contain an equal category and will have the same number of records within it.     

Custom Ranges – You will be able to set the range values of each class. This can be useful if you wish to round numbers e.g. 5000 – 10,000 or map the data according to specific KPIs. 

Changing the size of Map Pins 

 

Video Guide

Step One

Style a Map Pin layer - To style your own data, Open an existing project and then My Data, click on the layer you wish to style. 

Step two

Select the size panel - Within the layer editor panel select Design and Build, from here you can control how the Map Pins are displayed, expand the Size selection panel. 

Step Three

Change the Map Pin size - To change the size of your Map Pins, move the slider to the left to make the Map Pin smaller, right to make them larger. Alternatively, type a size into the box. The map will automatically update. 

Step Four

Apply Pin Scaling - To enable your Map Pins to change size with your zoom level, tick the Pin Scaling box. As you zoom in, the Map Pins will adjust to a larger size.

Step Five

Choosing a column to shape your Map Pins - To change the size of your Map Pins based on a column within your data, tick the box next to Data Based Styling. Click on the dropdown box to select a column to classify the records in your layer on. When you have selected the column of data the map will automatically update to reflect the change made to the layer. 

Step Six

Use Advanced Options to change number values - For numeric columns, you can also change the number of classes the data is split into, and the method by which the data is assigned to each class.

Equal Value Ranges – Your data is grouped into same sized range of values. Equal Value range maps are easy to interpret and are good for visualising uniform distribution and continuous data. It is not an appropriate classification method where the data is clustered around only a few values.      

Equal Class Counts – Your data is grouped so each will contain an equal category and will have the same number of records within it.       

Custom Ranges – You will be able to set the range values of each class. This can be useful if you wish to round numbers e.g. 5000 – 10,000 or map the data according to specific KPIs. 

Changing the label of Map Pins

Video Guide

Step One

Switch on Map Pins layer labels -To switch on your Map Pins layer labels, Open an existing project and then select My Data, click on the label icon which can be found to the left of your Map Pin layer name. The Map Pin labels will then be displayed.       

Step Two

Style a Map Pin layer - To style your layer, open the layer editor by clicking on the name of the Map Pins layer that you want to change.

Step Three

Select the label panel - Within the layer editor panel select Design and Build, from here you can control how the Map Pins are displayed, expand the Label selection panel. 

Step Four

Change the label and font - To change the label to another column from your data, select the required column from the Label dropdown list. To change the font select the required font from the Font dropdown list

Step Five

Change the label colour and size - You can change the colour of the label by clicking in the coloured box next to Foreground and selecting a colour from the palette. To change the size of the labels, click and drag the Size bar until it shows the required size or type in a size in the number box. 

Step Six

Use advanced options to change labels - You can make changes to the way in which the labels are displayed through Advanced Options. To change the position of the label select one of the options in the Position dropdown box. There are several other options for styling your label which can be ticked or unticked as required. 

Step Seven

Add additional labels - You can add additional labels by opening the Additional Labels section and selecting a data column from the dropdown list. The additional labels will appear on the map automatically. To add further additional labels, press the + button.

Changing the visibility level of Map Pins

 

Video Guide

Step One

Style a Map Pins layer - To style your own data, Open an existing project and then select My Data, click on the Map Pins layer you wish to style.

Step Two

Select Map Pins to update - In the Select section of the panel, you can control whether to update all Map Pins in the layer or just a single Map Pin. To update all Map Pins, make sure that the All button is selected. To select an individual Map Pin, click on the Pin button, then start to type the Map Pin Identifier in the text box and select the required Map Pin from the drop down list. 

Step Three

Select the visibility panel - Within the layer editor panel select Design and Build, from here you can control how the Map Pins are displayed. Expand the Visibility section to control the zoom level at which your Map Pins are displayed.

Step Four

Select visibility level - Initially all layers are set to the visibility level World which means that the Map Pins in your layer will be visible regardless of the zoom level. To change the maximum visibility level click and drag the slider or type a value between 1 and 20 in the number box. A value of 20 means that the selected Map Pins will be visible at all levels and a value of 1 means that the selected Map Pins will only be displayed at very zoomed in levels.      

After changing the visibility level you may find that your Map Pins are no longer visible on the map. To display your Map Pins again, you will need to click on the Zoom tool which can be found above the map and zoom into the level that you have setup for your layer.