AnyMap AnyMap is JavaScript(HTML5) based solution, to build interactive maps with data related to geographic area.

The very first version of AnyChart hit the shelves more than 10 years ago, check out what our products went through and see what's new in the most recent update.

Version History

Localization Support

One of the main news of this release: support of localization using locale settings files and special formatting functions. You can switch between 196 different regional settings, and all date/time chart elements update themselves.

Map Grid (Meridians and Parallels)

Showing meridians and parallels on a map greatly improves its design and provides a clear view in visualizations where latitude and longitude do matter.

Map Axes

Map axes with latitude and longitude labels complement map grid showing meridians and parallels on a map. Geo Scale that controls Map Axes and grid allows to fine-tune the display and achieve a great variety of looks and feels for map visualizations.

Map Crosshair

Map Crosshair is a visual position tracking element, especially useful in exploratory data analysis visualizations. It works nicely in conjunction with Map Grid and Map Axes.

Improvements:

  • DVF-2119 - Legend width/height behavior improved.
  • DVF-2362 - Scatter Series behaviour made consistent with other series.
  • DVF-2261 - Credits behaviour improved.
  • DVF-2346 - appendTheme() method added for easier management of themes.
  • DVF-2079 - Beta version of the Data Adapter Module added for easier management of external files.
  • DVF-2307 - Export Server can now return images as base64 strings or as shareable links.

Bug fixes:

  • DVF-2352 - XML Schema validity problems fixed.
  • DVF-2360 - Various minor Export Server issues fixed.
  • DVF-2358 - Various minor Interactivity issues fixed.
  • DVF-2376 - Inconsistent zIndex behaviour fixed.
  • DVF-2338 - Various XML serialization/deserialization fixed.
  • DVF-2337 - Various JSON serialization/deserialization fixed.
  • DVF-2327 - toXML() deserialization method no longer adds unnecessary data into XML.
  • DVF-1865 - remove() method problems fixed.

Seat Maps

Seat Maps is a new feature based on SVG Vector images, which simplifies the process of building interactive Airplane Seating Charts, Opera and Cinema Plans, or any other types of seat maps. It is also suitable for building interactive schemes of parks, malls, or virtually any other entities you can put into an SVG image.

Map Label Positioning Improvements

We have added a lot of features to improve visual appearance of geographical maps.
  • Now it is possible to place region labels outside of regions bounds, using Latitude/Longitude data.
  • The Label Overlap Control feature helps to keep a big amount of labels under control.
  • Small regions can be highlighted using the Callout feature.
Learn more about Map Label Positioning Improvements >>

TopoJSON format support

AnyMap now supports loading Geo Data in TopoJSON format. Geographical data files in TopoJSON format are much smaller (up to 10 times), so using TopoJSON instead of GeoJSON allows to reduce map rendering and page loading time.

Ability to use SVG Images as Geo Data

AnyMap now supports loading Geo Data in SVG format. When GeoJSON and TopoJSON are not enough, you can turn to SVG and use it as a source of geographical data. This format may be quite useful if you want to edit a map in a simple vector editor or to create a map of an imaginary place, a road map, or a map with rivers or custom labels.

Bug fixes:

  • DVF-2243 - Fixed tooltip failed to be shown on mobile devices
  • DVF-2245 - Fixed wrong name for Xinjiang region map.
  • DVF-2265 - Fixed crashing in some circumstances when using a getDrilldownPath() in Maps.
  • DVF-2266 - Fixed World map meta data for Cyprus U.N. Buffer Zone, N. Cyprus, Kosovo, and Somaliland.

Bug fixes:

  • DVF-2170 - Solved compatibility issues between AnyChart UI and other AnyChart products.
  • DVF-2017 - Solved compatibility issues with old versions of ExtJS (3.4 and less).

Dot (Points) Map

The Dot (Points) Map series type was added to AnyMap. It has the widest application range: showing cities, points of interest, events, creating density maps, and more. In the Dot Distribution Map (also known as Dot Density Map), a dot symbol shows the presence of a feature or phenomenon. Dot maps rely on visual scatters to demonstrate spatial patterns. With AnyMap, you can work with any of predefined marker types, code your own type, or use an image.

Points Connections Map

The Point Connections Map series type was added to AnyMap. Points Connections Map can be used used to create Flight Maps, Route Maps, Demarcation Boundaries Map and in many other cases.

Drill Down Feature

Now you can change detalization level using the Drill Down feature. Source map settings can be preserved when you drill down, or completely reset if needed.

Common Maps Projections

Now you can show any map in one of the following projections: Aitoff, August, Bonne, Eckert1, Eckert3, Equirectangular, Fahey, Hammer, Mercator, Orthographic, Robinson, Wagner6, Wsg84, Please be careful when you change the projection – be aware of how map projections work and when it is appropriate to use them.

Bug fixes:

  • DVF-1975 - Solved issues with transformation from clientX/clientY to Lat/Long coordinates.
  • DVF-1979 - Solved issues with PDF export function.
  • DVF-1994 - Fixed bug with Lat/Long in Bubble Maps and Complex GeoData objects.

Longitude/Latitude support

We have added an option to set coordinates (specify a location) of Bubbles in Bubble series in longitude and latitude degrees. New methods have been added to the API: the allow to convert mouse coordinates to longitude and latitude (transform) and vice versa (inverseTransform).

Move/Zoom API

Now there is a possibility to change the scale and move a map. An API for creating a custom UI (buttons, scrolls, etc.) has been added.

Rich Integration of Keyboard and Mouse Controls

Mouse integration
  • Mouse Wheel - Zoom a map
  • Mouse Drag - Move a map (works only when the map is zoomed)
Keyboard integration
  • Cmd/Ctrl + - Zoom in
  • Cmd/Ctrl - - Zoom out
  • Cmd/Ctrl 0 - Actual size
  • Arrow up - Move up
  • Arrow down - Move down
  • Arrow left - Move left
  • Arrow right - Move right

Map Collection Improvement:

We have added unique projections for more than 220 maps, which has significantly improved their appearance.

Bug fixes:

  • DVF-1757 - Fixed an issue with artifacts when the values in ColorRange was changing dynamically.
  • DVF-1844 - Fixed an issue with the pointSelect event.

Improvements:

Bubble/Proportion Maps

Bubble/Proportion Chart series for Maps.

Maps Collection

More than 200 maps added into the maps collection.

Choropleth Maps

Choropleth Map is a thematic map in which areas are shaded or patterned in proportion to the measurement of the statistical variable being displayed on the map, such as population density or per-capita income.
The choropleth maps provide the easy way to visualize how a measurement varies across a geographic area or it shows the level of variability within a region.

Interactivity

Set labels, fill, stroke and tooltips for the highlighted, selected or multi-selected (press and hold cmd/ctrl/shift) regions.

Ordinal Color Range

Ordinal Color Range looks like a number of boxes with different colors. Colors of these boxes depend on the palette chosen according to the type of map and its data.

Quantitative Color Range

Quantitative Color Range looks like a single bar colored with a gradient, where its colors depend on a chosen palette.

Full Compatibility with other Charts

If you need to show any extra information along with a map - no problem! Use Maps with any other of our Chart types. Use stage for positioning and working with layers, reuse datasets and more.

Adobe Flash Integration

New Feature - A set of samples making possible the use of AnyChart Charts, Maps and Gauges in Flash CS3.

Using Charts, Gauges and Maps in Dashboards

Improvement - all chart types can now be combined within interactive dashboard: all charts, gauges, maps, funnels. Build your own interactive dashboard using a wide variety of chart types to attain the right results.

SWF File Size Reduction

The size of AnyChart.swf is decreased. Moreover - special type limited optimized SWF files are introduced. By default AnyChart provides separate files for rendering All Chart Types, Basic Chart Types, Gauges, Geo Maps, Tree Maps, Heat Maps, Funnels and several combination SWFs for Dashboarding needs.
Firstly maps engine was presented as an AnyChart Flash v4.2.0 extension.