Announcing Highmaps Beta

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Torstein Hønsi. Last modified on April 04, 2016.

We're proud to announce the Beta release of Highmaps, the mapping component for Highcharts. Highmaps allows creation of interactive and standards compliant maps with the well-known ease of use from Highcharts.

Developed for the mobile web, Highmaps works great along with Highcharts for interactive dashboards, or standalone for geo maps or heat maps.

Resources

Demo

Features

Mobile friendly

Highmaps is designed from ground up with mobile browsers in mind. Everything from multitouch zooming to touch-friendly tooltips responds great on mobile platforms. Nevertheless, Highmaps also works in old browsers like IE6-8.


Various map types

Map area, map line, points of interest, bubbles on maps, heatmaps. These features correspond to series types in Highcharts.


Color axis

For full control over the color layout of the Highmaps choropleth maps, a separate color axis is displayed inside the legend. It inherits most features from scalar axes in order to provide common options like min, max, logarithic scale and more.


Navigation

Highmaps features all common ways of navigating, like plus/minus buttons, doubleclick to zoom, mousewheel zooming, multitouch and panning.


Drilldown

The drilldown module ensures smooth interaction between map areas on one layer, which zoom into a full map on the underlying layer. Let your users click their way down into increasingly local data!


Dynamic

Like Highcharts, Highmaps support full dynamic access to add, update or delete points/areas, series etc.


GeoJSON support

Besides the common Series/Point concept, Highmaps accepts the standardized GeoJSON format for map input.