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Layers in JavaScript (ES5) Maps control

Map is maintained through layers and it can accommodate one or more layers.

Multilayer

The Multilayer support allows you to load multiple shape files in a single container, enabling maps to display more information.

Adding Multiple Layers in the Map

The shape layers is the core layer of the map. The multiple layers can be added in the shape layers as subLayers within the shape layers.

SubLayer

The subLayer is the collection of shape layers.

In this example, World Map shape is used as shape data by utilizing the USA.json” file in the following folder structure obtained from downloaded Maps_GeoJSON folder.

..\ Maps_GeoJSON\

You can assign the complete contents in USA.json file to new JSON object. For better understanding, a JSON file USA.json is already created to store JSON data in JSON object usa_map and also copy the USA.json file data, bind value to “california” and “texas”.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
var map = new ej.maps.Maps({
    layers: [
        {
            shapeData: usa_map,
            shapeSettings: {
                fill: '#E5E5E5',
                border: {
                    color: 'black',
                    width: 0.1
                }
            }
        },
        {
            shapeData: texas,
            type: 'SubLayer',
            shapeSettings: {
                fill: 'rgba(141, 206, 255, 0.6)',
                border: {
                    color: '#1a9cff',
                    width: 0.25
                }
            }
        },
        {
            shapeData: california,
            type: 'SubLayer',
            shapeSettings: {
                fill: 'rgba(141, 206, 255, 0.6)',
                border: {
                    color: '#1a9cff',
                    width: 0.25
                }
            }
        }
    ]
});
map.appendTo('#element');
<!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="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="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <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>
    <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>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Displaying layer in the view

In Maps, you can load multiple shape files. Using the baseLayerIndex property, you can select a layer to display on user interface.

In this example, we have loaded two layers with the World map and the United States map shape data and selected a layer using the baseLayerIndex property to show that layer on the web page.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
var map = new ej.maps.Maps({
    baseLayerIndex: 1,
    layers: [
        {
            shapeData: world_map,
        },
        {
            shapeData: usa_map,
        }]
});
map.appendTo('#element');
<!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="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="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <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>
    <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>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

If you set the baseLayerIndex value to 0, the world map will be loaded.

This concept is used in the Maps drill-down feature, so the corresponding shape will be loaded when clicking a shape of the maps.

Refer the API for Layers feature.

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