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Data Labels in JavaScript Maps control

09 Sep 2021 / 5 minutes to read

Data labels provide information to users about the shapes of the Maps control. It can be enabled by setting the visible property of the dataLabelSettings property to ”true“.

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import { Maps, DataLabel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
Maps.Inject(DataLabel);
let map: Maps = new Maps({ });

Adding data labels

To display data labels in the Maps, the labelPath property of dataLabelSettings property must be used. The value of the labelPath property can be taken from the field name in the shape data or data source. In the following example, the value of the labelPath property is the field name in the shape data of the Maps layer.

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index.ts
index.html
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import { usa_map } from './usa.ts';
import { Maps, DataLabel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
Maps.Inject(DataLabel);
let map: Maps = new Maps({
    layers: [
        {
            shapeData: usa_map,
            shapeSettings: {
                autofill: true
            },
            dataLabelSettings: {
                visible: true,
                labelPath: 'name'
            }
        }
    ]
});
map.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Maps</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="world-map.js"></script>
    <script src="usa.js"></script>
    <script src="data.js"></script>
    <script src="california.js"></script>
    <script src="texas.js"></script>
    <script src="africa_continent.js"></script>
    <script src="africa.js"></script>
    <script src="cluster.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container' style="height: 500px; width: 700px">
        <div id='element'></div>
    </div>
    <svg height="150" width="400">
        <defs>
            <linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="0%" y2="100%">
                <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:#C5494B;stop-opacity:1" />
                <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:#4C134F;stop-opacity:1" />
            </linearGradient>
        </defs>
    </svg>
    <!-- annotation content -->
    <div id="maps-annotation" style="display: none;">
        <div id="annotation">
            <div>
                <p style="margin-left:10px;font-size:13px;font-weight:500">Facts about Africa</p>
            </div>
            <hr style="margin-top:-3px;margin-bottom:10px;border:0.5px solid #DDDDDD">
            <div>
                <ul style="list-style-type:disc; margin-left:-20px;margin-bottom:2px; font-weight:400">
                    <li>Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the world.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Africa has 54 sovereign states and 10 non-sovereign territories.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Algeria is the largest country in Africa, where as Mayotte is the smallest.</li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div id="compass-maps" style="display: none;">
        <img src="templates/maps/how-to/annotation/compass.png" height="75px" width="75px">
    </div>
    <style>
        #annotation {
            color: #DDDDDD;
            font-size: 12px;
            font-family: Roboto;
            background: #3E464C;
            margin: 20px;
            padding: 10px;
            -webkit-border-radius: 2px;
            -moz-border-radius: 2px;
            border-radius: 2px;
            width: 300px;
            -moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
        }
        .country-label {
            color: white;
            font-size: 25px;
        }
    </style>
</body>

</html>

In the following example, the value of labelPath property is set from the field name in the data source of the layer settings.

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index.ts
index.html
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import { world_map } from './world-map.ts';
import { Maps, DataLabel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
Maps.Inject(DataLabel);
let map: Maps = new Maps({
    layers: [{
        shapeData: world_map,
        shapePropertyPath: 'name',
        shapeDataPath: 'name',
        dataLabelSettings: {
            visible: true,
            labelPath: "continent",
            smartLabelMode: 'Trim'
        },
        dataSource: [
            { "name": "Afghanistan", "value": 53, "countryCode": "AF", "population": "29863010", "color": "red", "density": "119", "continent": "Asia" },
            { "name": "Albania", "value": 117, "countryCode": "AL", "population": "3195000", "color": "Blue", "density": "111", "continent": "Europe" },
            { "name": "Algeria", "value": 15, "countryCode": "DZ", "population": "34895000", "color": "Green", "density": "15", "continent": "Africa" }
        ],
        shapeSettings: {
                autofill: true
        }
    }]
});
map.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Maps</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="world-map.js"></script>
    <script src="usa.js"></script>
    <script src="data.js"></script>
    <script src="california.js"></script>
    <script src="texas.js"></script>
    <script src="africa_continent.js"></script>
    <script src="africa.js"></script>
    <script src="cluster.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container' style="height: 500px; width: 700px">
        <div id='element'></div>
    </div>
    <svg height="150" width="400">
        <defs>
            <linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="0%" y2="100%">
                <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:#C5494B;stop-opacity:1" />
                <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:#4C134F;stop-opacity:1" />
            </linearGradient>
        </defs>
    </svg>
    <!-- annotation content -->
    <div id="maps-annotation" style="display: none;">
        <div id="annotation">
            <div>
                <p style="margin-left:10px;font-size:13px;font-weight:500">Facts about Africa</p>
            </div>
            <hr style="margin-top:-3px;margin-bottom:10px;border:0.5px solid #DDDDDD">
            <div>
                <ul style="list-style-type:disc; margin-left:-20px;margin-bottom:2px; font-weight:400">
                    <li>Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the world.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Africa has 54 sovereign states and 10 non-sovereign territories.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Algeria is the largest country in Africa, where as Mayotte is the smallest.</li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div id="compass-maps" style="display: none;">
        <img src="templates/maps/how-to/annotation/compass.png" height="75px" width="75px">
    </div>
    <style>
        #annotation {
            color: #DDDDDD;
            font-size: 12px;
            font-family: Roboto;
            background: #3E464C;
            margin: 20px;
            padding: 10px;
            -webkit-border-radius: 2px;
            -moz-border-radius: 2px;
            border-radius: 2px;
            width: 300px;
            -moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
        }
        .country-label {
            color: white;
            font-size: 25px;
        }
    </style>
</body>

</html>

Customization

The following properties are available in the dataLabelSettings property to customize the data label of the Maps control.

  • border - To customize the color, width and opacity for the border of the data labels in Maps.
  • fill - To apply the color of the data labels in Maps.
  • opacity - To customize the transparency of the data labels in Maps.
  • textStyle - To customize the text style of the data labels in Maps.
Source
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index.ts
index.html
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import { usa_map } from './usa.ts';
import { Maps, DataLabel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
Maps.Inject(DataLabel);
let map: Maps = new Maps({
layers: [
    {
        shapeData: usa_map,
        shapeSettings: {
            autofill: true
        },
        dataLabelSettings: {
            visible: true,
            labelPath: 'name',
            border: {
                color: 'green',
                width: 2
            },
            fill: 'red',
            opacity: 0.9,
            textStyle: {
                color: 'blue',
                size: '10px',
                fontStyle: 'Sans-serif',
                fontWeight: 'normal'
            }
        }
    }
]
});
map.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Maps</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="world-map.js"></script>
    <script src="usa.js"></script>
    <script src="data.js"></script>
    <script src="california.js"></script>
    <script src="texas.js"></script>
    <script src="africa_continent.js"></script>
    <script src="africa.js"></script>
    <script src="cluster.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container' style="height: 500px; width: 700px">
        <div id='element'></div>
    </div>
    <svg height="150" width="400">
        <defs>
            <linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="0%" y2="100%">
                <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:#C5494B;stop-opacity:1" />
                <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:#4C134F;stop-opacity:1" />
            </linearGradient>
        </defs>
    </svg>
    <!-- annotation content -->
    <div id="maps-annotation" style="display: none;">
        <div id="annotation">
            <div>
                <p style="margin-left:10px;font-size:13px;font-weight:500">Facts about Africa</p>
            </div>
            <hr style="margin-top:-3px;margin-bottom:10px;border:0.5px solid #DDDDDD">
            <div>
                <ul style="list-style-type:disc; margin-left:-20px;margin-bottom:2px; font-weight:400">
                    <li>Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the world.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Africa has 54 sovereign states and 10 non-sovereign territories.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Algeria is the largest country in Africa, where as Mayotte is the smallest.</li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div id="compass-maps" style="display: none;">
        <img src="templates/maps/how-to/annotation/compass.png" height="75px" width="75px">
    </div>
    <style>
        #annotation {
            color: #DDDDDD;
            font-size: 12px;
            font-family: Roboto;
            background: #3E464C;
            margin: 20px;
            padding: 10px;
            -webkit-border-radius: 2px;
            -moz-border-radius: 2px;
            border-radius: 2px;
            width: 300px;
            -moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
        }
        .country-label {
            color: white;
            font-size: 25px;
        }
    </style>
</body>

</html>

Smart labels

The Maps control provides an option to handle the labels when they intersect with the corresponding shape borders using the smartLabelMode property. The following options are available in the smartLabelMode property.

  • None
  • Hide
  • Trim
Source
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index.ts
index.html
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import { usa_map } from './usa.ts';
import { Maps, DataLabel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
Maps.Inject(DataLabel);
let map: Maps = new Maps({
layers: [
    {
        shapeData: usa_map,
        shapeSettings: {
            autofill: true
        },
        dataLabelSettings: {
            visible: true,
            labelPath: 'name',
            smartLabelMode: 'Hide'
        }
    }
]
});
map.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Maps</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="world-map.js"></script>
    <script src="usa.js"></script>
    <script src="data.js"></script>
    <script src="california.js"></script>
    <script src="texas.js"></script>
    <script src="africa_continent.js"></script>
    <script src="africa.js"></script>
    <script src="cluster.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container' style="height: 500px; width: 700px">
        <div id='element'></div>
    </div>
    <svg height="150" width="400">
        <defs>
            <linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="0%" y2="100%">
                <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:#C5494B;stop-opacity:1" />
                <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:#4C134F;stop-opacity:1" />
            </linearGradient>
        </defs>
    </svg>
    <!-- annotation content -->
    <div id="maps-annotation" style="display: none;">
        <div id="annotation">
            <div>
                <p style="margin-left:10px;font-size:13px;font-weight:500">Facts about Africa</p>
            </div>
            <hr style="margin-top:-3px;margin-bottom:10px;border:0.5px solid #DDDDDD">
            <div>
                <ul style="list-style-type:disc; margin-left:-20px;margin-bottom:2px; font-weight:400">
                    <li>Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the world.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Africa has 54 sovereign states and 10 non-sovereign territories.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Algeria is the largest country in Africa, where as Mayotte is the smallest.</li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div id="compass-maps" style="display: none;">
        <img src="templates/maps/how-to/annotation/compass.png" height="75px" width="75px">
    </div>
    <style>
        #annotation {
            color: #DDDDDD;
            font-size: 12px;
            font-family: Roboto;
            background: #3E464C;
            margin: 20px;
            padding: 10px;
            -webkit-border-radius: 2px;
            -moz-border-radius: 2px;
            border-radius: 2px;
            width: 300px;
            -moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
        }
        .country-label {
            color: white;
            font-size: 25px;
        }
    </style>
</body>

</html>

Intersect action

The Maps component provides an option to handle the labels when a label intersects with another label using the intersectionAction property. The following options are available in the intersectionAction property.

  • None
  • Hide
  • Trim
Source
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index.ts
index.html
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import { usa_map } from './usa.ts';
import { Maps, DataLabel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
Maps.Inject(DataLabel);
let map: Maps = new Maps({
layers: [
    {
        shapeData: usa_map,
        shapeSettings: {
            autofill: true
        },
        dataLabelSettings: {
            visible: true,
            labelPath: 'name',
            intersectionAction: 'Trim'
        }
    }
]
});
map.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Maps</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="world-map.js"></script>
    <script src="usa.js"></script>
    <script src="data.js"></script>
    <script src="california.js"></script>
    <script src="texas.js"></script>
    <script src="africa_continent.js"></script>
    <script src="africa.js"></script>
    <script src="cluster.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container' style="height: 500px; width: 700px">
        <div id='element'></div>
    </div>
    <svg height="150" width="400">
        <defs>
            <linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="0%" y2="100%">
                <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:#C5494B;stop-opacity:1" />
                <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:#4C134F;stop-opacity:1" />
            </linearGradient>
        </defs>
    </svg>
    <!-- annotation content -->
    <div id="maps-annotation" style="display: none;">
        <div id="annotation">
            <div>
                <p style="margin-left:10px;font-size:13px;font-weight:500">Facts about Africa</p>
            </div>
            <hr style="margin-top:-3px;margin-bottom:10px;border:0.5px solid #DDDDDD">
            <div>
                <ul style="list-style-type:disc; margin-left:-20px;margin-bottom:2px; font-weight:400">
                    <li>Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the world.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Africa has 54 sovereign states and 10 non-sovereign territories.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Algeria is the largest country in Africa, where as Mayotte is the smallest.</li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div id="compass-maps" style="display: none;">
        <img src="templates/maps/how-to/annotation/compass.png" height="75px" width="75px">
    </div>
    <style>
        #annotation {
            color: #DDDDDD;
            font-size: 12px;
            font-family: Roboto;
            background: #3E464C;
            margin: 20px;
            padding: 10px;
            -webkit-border-radius: 2px;
            -moz-border-radius: 2px;
            border-radius: 2px;
            width: 300px;
            -moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
        }
        .country-label {
            color: white;
            font-size: 25px;
        }
    </style>
</body>

</html>

Adding data label as a template

The data label can be added as a template in the Maps component. The template property of dataLabelSettings property is used to set the data label as a template. Any text or HTML element can be added as the template in data labels.

Note: The customization properties of data label, smartLabelMode and intersectionAction properties are not applicable to template property. The styles can be applied to the label template using the CSS styles of the template element.

Source
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index.ts
index.html
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import { usa_map } from './usa.ts';
import { Maps, DataLabel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
Maps.Inject(DataLabel);
let map: Maps = new Maps({
layers: [
    {
        shapeData: usa_map,
        shapeSettings: {
            autofill: true
        },
        dataLabelSettings: {
            visible: true,
            template: 'Label'
        }
    }
]
});
map.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Maps</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="world-map.js"></script>
    <script src="usa.js"></script>
    <script src="data.js"></script>
    <script src="california.js"></script>
    <script src="texas.js"></script>
    <script src="africa_continent.js"></script>
    <script src="africa.js"></script>
    <script src="cluster.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container' style="height: 500px; width: 700px">
        <div id='element'></div>
    </div>
    <svg height="150" width="400">
        <defs>
            <linearGradient id="grad1" x1="0%" y1="0%" x2="0%" y2="100%">
                <stop offset="0%" style="stop-color:#C5494B;stop-opacity:1" />
                <stop offset="100%" style="stop-color:#4C134F;stop-opacity:1" />
            </linearGradient>
        </defs>
    </svg>
    <!-- annotation content -->
    <div id="maps-annotation" style="display: none;">
        <div id="annotation">
            <div>
                <p style="margin-left:10px;font-size:13px;font-weight:500">Facts about Africa</p>
            </div>
            <hr style="margin-top:-3px;margin-bottom:10px;border:0.5px solid #DDDDDD">
            <div>
                <ul style="list-style-type:disc; margin-left:-20px;margin-bottom:2px; font-weight:400">
                    <li>Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the world.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Africa has 54 sovereign states and 10 non-sovereign territories.</li>
                    <li style="padding-top:5px;">Algeria is the largest country in Africa, where as Mayotte is the smallest.</li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div id="compass-maps" style="display: none;">
        <img src="templates/maps/how-to/annotation/compass.png" height="75px" width="75px">
    </div>
    <style>
        #annotation {
            color: #DDDDDD;
            font-size: 12px;
            font-family: Roboto;
            background: #3E464C;
            margin: 20px;
            padding: 10px;
            -webkit-border-radius: 2px;
            -moz-border-radius: 2px;
            border-radius: 2px;
            width: 300px;
            -moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
            box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px #666;
        }
        .country-label {
            color: white;
            font-size: 25px;
        }
    </style>
</body>

</html>