A map is a reflection of symbolic relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions and themes.
Some of the maps are static, two-dimensional, geometrically or approximately accurate representations of three-dimensional space, while others are dynamic or interactive, even three-dimensional. Although most commonly used to depict geography, maps may represent any space, real or imagined, without regard to context or scale; e.g. brain mapping, DNA mapping and extraterrestrial mapping.
Interactive Maps is a unique feature of AnyChart component that allows you to visualize geographical related data. We use the same swf file to render maps and charts - this allows you to combine maps and chart in the interactive dashboards and easily deploy both of them.

Use the following to create a new simple map:

	map =;


A point contains some meta information about it and a single region or a number of them. There are two ways of connecting points to regions: 1) One point - one region. In this case, dataSet contains a number of points where each is connected to a particular id:

var dataSet =[
    {name: "Point 1", data: "US"},
    {name: "Point 2", data: "EU"},

The dataSet above contains two points, one of them is connected to the region with id "US", second one is connected to the "EU" id.

2) One point - a plenty of regions. In this case, dataSet contains a number of points where each is connected with several regions.

var dataSet =[
    {name: "Point 1", data: ["US_1", "US_2", "US_3"]},
    {name: "Point 2", data: ["EU_1", "EU_2", "EU_3"]}

This dataSet contains two points where each is connected with id "US" + number, the second one has regions with id "EU" + number.


Type Description Example
World Map A world map is a map of the surface of the Earth. World maps form a distinctive category of maps due to the problem of projection. Maps by necessity distort the presentation of the earth's surface. These distortions reach extremes in a world map. The many ways of projecting the earth reflect diverse technical and æsthetic goals for world maps. See list of most significant maps projections.
Choropleth Map A choropleth map (from Greek χώρο ("area/region") + πλήθος ("multitude")) 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.

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