5 tips to create an interactive map for your website

Create an interactive map for your website with these 5 tips


At Spotzi we believe that a map tells you more than any Excel sheet or data table. That’s why many of our users are using Spotzi to embed their maps on their website or in a CRM. A map has the power to show you all the data in a table at a glance. It has to astound your user.
 
Our location data specialists are continuously trying to make our maps as impressive and insightful as possible. That’s why we asked them some PRO tips you can use when you want to create maps/dashboards with Spotzi Premium and Enterprise.

Tips

1. Add a color based on your data

Use the right color palette depending on the data you want to show. When you want to show different categories on the map we advise you to use contrasting colors. For a specific range, we advise you to use different shades of the same color or pick one of our pre-defined color palettes. Read our article about map styling for more information.

5 tips to create an interactive map for your website

2. Add labels, but don’t overdo it

Set label overlap to false to keep your map clear. Did you want to add a label to your map? Especially with a lot of objects there are so many labels on the map that it loses its insightfulness. Set your label overlap to false. Don’t worry. Your labels will be visible when you zoom in on the map. Take a look at one of our postal code maps.

5 tips to create an interactive map for your website

3. Add icons for your branding

Use icons to characterize points on the map. Do you want to plot many locations on the map then it might come in handy to use different icons? A great example of using map icons is the Supermarkets map on our Dutch real estate website Woonspotter.

5 tips to create an interactive map for your website

4. Activate your website visitors with filters

Add filters to your maps. Filters are a great way to increase the interactivity of your maps and allow your users to create. With Spotzi Map Shares you are able to add filter legends to your map that allows your user to create their own filters.

5 tips to create an interactive map for your website

5. Add graphs/tables for more information

Add graphs to your maps. Graphs and charts allow you to show more data every time a specific map feature is clicked. The Spotzi Graph App gives you the possibility to add graphs and charts, but also a description to inform your user about your map.

5 tips to create an interactive map for your website

Create your own interactive maps with Spotzi Premium/Enterprise

Do you have a website that might need an interactive map? Spotzi Premium/Enterprise gives you all the tools you need to create the best interactive map. With a large amount of map styling options and our unique map shares functionality, you can create the best maps that are a truly great addition to your website.