New Release: QlikMaps 2.5

Last week, we released QlikMaps 2.5 - an updated version for both QlikView and Qlik Sense. In case you missed our webinar where we showed the newest features in action, here are the top things you should know.

Last week, we released QlikMaps 2.5 - an updated version for both QlikView and Qlik Sense. In case you missed our webinar where we showed the newest features in action, here are the top things you should know:

1. NEW! Better Look

We now have access to basemaps provided by Mapbox and CartoDB. These new maps are contemporary, sleek, and make it even easier for anyone to visualize, accentuate and understand location data. 

The basemaps include a variety of views such as light map, dark map, and higher resolution and more current satellite imagery. 

   

These are the basemap options available: 

Legacy MapQuest

            MapBox  

                    

 CartoDB

2. NEW! No Limits

There is no limit to the number of points you can plot on your map. This is meaningful when an organization has a large volume of points in a relatively small geographic area or along a corridor. Examples are mobile phone users and service coverage, POS and credit card usage for fraud detection, and health care and retail industries assessing local neighborhoods for customer acquisition and retention campaigns. 

In these types of cases, you should take advantage of hex-binning, which is a way to visualize density on large data sets so that the data is not a bunch of noise, but rather a visualization of features that don’t overlap and are easily discernible. 

But as Patrick reminded everyone in the webinar, just because you can plot any number of features, doesn’t mean you should. Having too many plots on a map at one time can make it difficult to analyze your data and draw valuable conclusions. 

3. NEW! Customizable HTML Markers

Instead of just having simple bubbles or icons on your maps, you can create labels using any HTML you would like. This can be used for better labeling, but the possibilities are endless with HTML. Add animations, interactivity within the map itself, live visualizations from fixed locations, data feeds, and so much more. 

For example, what if you connect live camera links into your QlikMaps street views? You can get a real time look on whether or not you should visit a store, what the traffic is like, what kind of damage was done after storms, etc. 

4. ENHANCED! Support For Metric Units Of Measurement

When you use the lasso tool, you now have the option to see real-time distance and area measurements in metric units of measurement. 

 

If you missed the live webinar that highlighted and demonstrated all these features, you can still watch it on-demand

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