In this section I’ll show how easily is to customize a map using RVM
So, let’s start the tour with RVM settings.
When you create a new map ( default or custom ) you have just main settings tab section.
After selected and published the map , you’ll be able to see three settings’ tab sections.
“Main settings” section and main features
In this section you can basically change map layout:
- Activate/deactivate zoom buttons
- Map width: in case you need a specific width ( px, em, rem and % can be used)
- Map paddig: padding between map itself and the canvas boundaries
- Activate/deactivate transparent canvas ( useful when map overlaps any background image )
- Canvas colour
- Map colour
- Borders colour
- Borders width expressed in pixels ( even decimals allowed )
- Activate/deactivate Subdivision Selected Status for all subdivision
- Subdivisions Selected Colour to choose colour for selected status
- Subdivisions Hover Colour to choose colour when mouse over ( can be enabled for each subdivisions in “Subdivisions’ tab” )
- Subdivisions Hover Colour Opacity
- Links target, activate/deactivate option to open link ina new window
In this area you can set links and background colour for each section.
It’s possible to add a label copy ( including html tags ) and a checkbox to activate the mouse over background colour.
Add as many markers as you like!
Markers are pinpoints over the map that
can be created using latitude and longitude coordinates.
You can also add a link and a description ( html tags included ).
Default pinpoints background and borders colours can be changed too.
Dimensions will affect radius of the marker in combination with min and max value and only in presence of > 1 marker.
Without dimesnions field set, all pinpoints will have same dimension.
Consider instead following example.
We have 3 markers of 3 cities in China.
Setting the first dimension filed to 300 for Beijing, 150 for Xisancun and 100 Shanghai, you can see Xisancun marker will be half of Beijing’s one, while Shanghai will be 1/3.
Now, if we play with “Minimum” and “Maximum” field, giving respectively 4 and 5 , so very close ( but cannot be the same ), we can see that markers’ dimensions will be quite similar.