Maps in designer mainly consist of two categories, maps with region name input, and maps with latitude/longitude input. Just like grid controls, maps require a table named range for plotting data on geographic representation of regions, countries, or states.

To visualize data on a map, simply go to the user interface designer and add a Map control. Next, click on the map to configure it, and select the Table Named Range that contains the data from that field. Map Type is where you can select the style of your map.

Density Map: Density map is a type of heat map which plots frequency of selected Latitude and Longitude fields on the map. This essentially means that the areas with more data points will be warmer.

Only available in Density map, the Radius and Blur properties help customize the map look-and-feel. The Radius field determines the size of the circles that signify the data point frequency. Data points can be made more transparent by setting a higher value from the Blur field.

Location Map: Similar to a Density map, Location map plots data on a Latitude and Longitude. Unlike the Density map, Location map shows the value based on the Value Field property. The data shown on a Location map will have circles of different sizes, which signify each value.

Route Map: Route map can plot a path from point A to point B using a set of numeric or date data. This effectively sorts the longitude and latitude data in the order that they appear on the order field.

The Order Field is an optional field that will display multiple routes. The coordinates will be grouped into multiple paths based on the corresponding Group Field items.