Futuremaps is a tool designed for geospatial data visualisation and analysis. This guide will help you get started creating visualizations in Futuremaps.
1) Add Data to your Map
Futuremaps will prompt you to add data to your map as soon as you open the web page. Upload your own CSV or GEOJSON file, or add Futuremaps sample data.
Sample data is a great way to explore and get familiar with Futuremaps’s features.
2) Add Layers
Open the Data Layers menu to start building your visualization. Layers are simply data visualizations that can be built on top of one another. The map pictured above contains a GeoJSON path layer showing trip routes.
If you’re new to Futuremaps, play around with the different settings for each type of layer. Layers of the same type can differ greatly in appearance depending on how they’re configured, opening up new possibilities for data analysis.
3) Add Filters
Add filters to your map to limit the data that is displayed. Filters must be based on the columns in your dataset. To create a new filter, open the Filter menu and click Add Filter. Note that filters apply to all layers and cannot be toggled on and off.
4) Customize Map Settings
Change the settings on your map in the Interactions and Base Map menus. Customization options include tooltips, brush highlighting, base map style, map imagery toggles (water, parks, satellite image, etc.), and many more.
5) Save and Export
Save your map as an image, export current map data, export the current map as a JSON file to be loaded back into Futuremaps.