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Azure Maps in JavaScript Maps control

08 Feb 2023 / 3 minutes to read

Azure Maps is yet another online Maps provider, owned by Microsoft. As like OSM and Bing Maps, it provides Maps tile images based on our requests and combines those images into a single one to display Maps area.

Adding Azure Maps

The Azure Maps can be rendered using the urlTemplate property with the tile server URL provided by online map providers. In the meantime, a subscription key is required for Azure Maps. Follow the steps in this link to generate an API key, and then added the key to the URL.

Refer to Azure Maps Licensing.

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import { Maps } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
let map: Maps = new Maps({
    layers: [
        {
            urlTemplate: "https://atlas.microsoft.com/map/imagery/png?subscription-key=Your-Key &api-version=1.0&style=satellite&zoom=level&x=tileX&y=tileY"
        }
    ]
});
map.appendTo('#element');

Enabling zooming and panning

The Azure Maps layer can be zoomed and panned. Zooming helps to get a closer look at a particular area on a map for in-depth analysis. Panning helps to move a map around to focus the targeted area.

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import { Maps, Zoom } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
Maps.Inject(Zoom);
let map: Maps = new Maps({
    zoomSettings: {
        enable: true
    },
    layers: [
        {
            urlTemplate: "https://atlas.microsoft.com/map/imagery/png?subscription-key=Your-Key &api-version=1.0&style=satellite&zoom=level&x=tileX&y=tileY"
        }
    ]
});
map.appendTo('#element');

Adding markers and navigation line

Markers can be added to the layers of Azure Maps by setting the corresponding location’s coordinates of latitude and longitude using markerSettings. Navigation lines can be added on top of the Azure Maps layer for highlighting a path among various places by setting the corresponding location’s coordinates of latitude and longitude in the navigationLineSettings.

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import { Maps, NavigationLine, Marker, MarkerSettings } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
Maps.Inject(NavigationLine, Marker, Zoom);
let map: Maps = new Maps({
    zoomSettings: {
        zoomFactor: 4
    },
    centerPosition: {
        latitude: 29.394708,
        longitude: -94.954653
    },
    layers: [
        {
            urlTemplate: "https://atlas.microsoft.com/map/imagery/png?subscription-key=Your-Key &api-version=1.0&style=satellite&zoom=level&x=tileX&y=tileY",
            markerSettings: [{
                visible: true,
                height: 25,
                width: 15,
                dataSource: [{
                    latitude: 34.060620,
                    longitude: -118.330491,
                    name: "California"
                },
                {
                    latitude: 40.724546,
                    longitude: -73.850344,
                    name: "New York"
                }]
            }],
            navigationLineSettings: [{
                visible: true,
                color: "blue",
                width: 5,
                angle: 0.1,
                latitude: [34.060620, 40.724546],
                longitude: [-118.330491,-73.850344]
            }]
        }
    ]
});
map.appendTo('#element');

Adding sublayer

Any GeoJSON shape can be rendered as a sublayer on top of the Azure Maps layer for highlighting a particular continent or country in Azure Maps by adding another layer and specifying the type property of Maps layer to SubLayer.

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import { Maps } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
import { Africa_Continent } from './Africa_Continent.ts';
let map: Maps = new Maps({
    layers: [
        {
            urlTemplate: "https://atlas.microsoft.com/map/imagery/png?subscription-key=Your-Key &api-version=1.0&style=satellite&zoom=level&x=tileX&y=tileY"
        },
        {
            shapeData: Africa_Continent,
            type: "SubLayer",
            shapeSettings: {
                fill: "blue"
            }
        }
    ]
});
map.appendTo('#element');

Enabling legend

The legend can be added to the Azure Maps by setting the visible property of legendSettings to true.

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import { Maps, Legend, Marker } from '@syncfusion/ej2-maps';
import { markerDataSource } from './markerdata.ts';

Maps.Inject(Legend, Marker);
let map: Maps = new Maps({
    legendSettings: {
        visible: true,
        type: 'Markers',
        useMarkerShape:true,
        toggleLegendSettings: {
          enable: true,
          applyShapeSettings: false,
          border: {
            color: 'green',
            width: 2
          }
        }
    },
    layers: [
        {
          urlTemplate:"https://atlas.microsoft.com/map/imagery/png?subscription-key=Your-Key &api-version=1.0&style=satellite&zoom=level&x=tileX&y=tileY",
          shapeDataPath: 'name',
          shapePropertyPath: 'name',
          shapeSettings: {
            fill: '#E5E5E5'
          },
          markerSettings: [
            {
              dataSource: markerDataSource,
              colorValuePath: 'color',
              shapeValuePath:'shape',
              legendText: 'country',
              visible: true
            }
          ]
        }
    ]
});
map.appendTo('#element');