Sometimes you might need to display a large set of data on Google map, and if you pinpoint every data point using a marker the map would soon be flooded by markers overlapping each other.
For example, you might need to display a map showing all the properties available for rent/sell, or a map showing information on historic mine, oil and gas locations.
For such cases, it would be very difficult to see all the markers, distinguish from each other, unless you zoom into a very detail level of the map.
One solution for this is to use ‘Clustering’. Clustering is a way to group pinpoints on the map based on factors such as proximity or category. This makes the map leaner, cleaner, and easier navigate.
Here is an example of map with clustered data points
When you click on a “cluster”, it will automatically zoom in and display all the data points within that cluster. And every data point can associate with an info box to display further details about the marker.
If you need to create a flight route map, or a travel map showing flight Destinations, there is an easy and quick way you can do it using iMapBuilder.
iMapBuilder (for Windows) comes with a wide range of map templates including country maps, state maps or county maps. These maps are based on HTML5, which means they can be view online, or offline (with no Internet connection) on all sorts of devices from PC, Mac to Mobile.
By using iMapBuilder, you could do the following by simply point-and-click actions:
1. Pinpoint locations, e.g. pinpoint local airports, International airports, private airports etc.
2. Add labels / annotation with each location (showing on mouse over)
3. Draw routes by using straight lines or curves with different colors