March 21, 2023
Creating Dynamic and Interactive Maps with Data Driven Styling
Data Driven Styling is a powerful new capability that enables developers to create highly customised and dynamic maps that respond to real-time data and user input. With this new feature, developers can create custom styles for their maps that are driven by proprietary data (e.g. store inventory) or publicly available data (e.g. election results).
- reduce spending on third-party boundary data and maintenance
- rely on the same polygons for boundaries your users see on Google Maps
- and streamline your development process
Data-driven styling enables a wide range of use cases across various industries, including real estate, travel, media, government, education, and many more. To help a user easily visualise if a listing is in a desired area, businesses can provide context for a home, hotel or store search by displaying the polygon for the locality or postal code that they searched.
In addition, it also enables you to create a choropleth map for an administrative boundary type, using Google’s boundary data and your own or sourced tabular business data.
One of the key benefits of the new capability of Google Maps Platform is its ability to create dynamic and interactive visualisations that can help users better understand complex data sets. For example, a map that shows real-time traffic conditions could use Data Driven Styling to dynamically adjust the colour and opacity of road segments based on current traffic flow, providing users with an intuitive and easy-to-understand view of the data.
Overall, Data Driven Styling is a powerful new tool from Google Maps Platform that allows developers to create highly customised and dynamic maps that respond to real-time data and user input. Whether you’re building a traffic monitoring app, a weather tracking tool, or a data visualisation platform, Data Driven Styling can help you create engaging and informative maps that provide users with the most relevant and up-to-date information possible.