Announcing Highmaps Beta

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.



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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.


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

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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.


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


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!


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


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

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