Zoomdata Version

Map: Markers

Use the Map: Markers chart style to display your data on a  world map.

To build this chart, your data source must contain the latitude and longitude fields.

Zoomdata supports a variety of tile providers which offer an overlay design for the map visualization styles available in the program.

These include: OpenStreetMap, OpenMapSurfer, MapQuest, CloudMade, and MapBox. MapQuest, CloudMade and MapBox require an API key.

Direct tile access to MapQuest legacy maps has been discontinued since July 11, 2016. Refer to MapQuest documentation for more information.

The Map: Markers chart style is based on two attributes (Longitude and Latitude).

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  1. On the Charts page (for your selected data source), under the Standard tab, select Map: Markers .

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  1. To ensure that the map is able visualize your dataset, set the Latitude and Longitude fields to the corresponding columns in your dataset.

Additional options that can be set include:

  • Lat/Long Limit - specify the maximal number of markers to be displayed on the map.
  • Start Zoom - set the level from which you can start zoom and view markers for the region.
  • Max Zoom - set the maximal level to which you can zoom and view the markers.
  • Select a tile provider. By default, the MapQuest is selected. For MapQuest, MapBox, and CloudMade tile providers, specify the Tile Provider API Key.
  • A custom name and description for the map, if desired.
  1. Click Save .


To view your chart, do the following:

  1. Click the menu icon.
  2. Click Data Sources and select the desired data source.
  3. Select Map: Markers . The chart is displayed.

You can now explore and interact with your dataset.

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