Blazor Geographic Area Map

    In Blazor map component, you can use the IgbGeographicScatterAreaSeries to draw a colored surface, in a geographic context, based on a triangulation of longitude and latitude data with a numeric value assigned to each point. This type of geographic series is useful for rendering scattered data, defined by geographic locations such as weather temperature, precipitation, population distribution, air pollution, etc.

    Blazor Geographic Area Map Example

    The IgbGeographicScatterAreaSeries works a lot like the IgbGeographicContourLineSeries except that it represents data as interpolated and colored surface instead of contour lines connecting data points with the same values.

    Data Requirements

    Similar to other types of geographic series in the map component, the IgbGeographicScatterAreaSeries has the DataSource property which can be bound to an array of objects. In addition, each item in the items source must have three data columns, two that store a geographic longitude and latitude coordinates and one data column that stores a value associated with the geographic location. The LongitudeMemberPath, LatitudeMemberPath, and ColorMemberPath properties of the geographic series identify these data column. The IgbGeographicScatterAreaSeries automatically performs built-in data triangulation on items in the ItemsSource if no triangulation is set to the TrianglesSource property. However, computing triangulation can be a very time-consuming process, so the runtime performance will be better when specifying a TriangulationSource for this property, especially when a large number of data items are present.

    Data Binding

    The following table summarizes properties of GeographicScatterAreaSeries used for data binding.

    Property Name Property Type Description
    DataSource any The source of data items to perform triangulation on if the TrianglesSource property provides no triangulation data.
    LongitudeMemberPath string The name of the property containing the Longitude for all items bound to the DataSource.
    LatitudeMemberPath string The name of the property containing the Latitude for all items bound to the DataSource.
    ColorMemberPath string The name of the property containing a value at Latitude and Longitude coordinates of each data item. This numeric value will be be converted to a color when the ColorScale property is set.
    TrianglesSource any The source of triangulation data. Setting Triangles of the TriangulationSource object to this property improves both runtime performance and geographic series rendering.
    TriangleVertexMemberPath1 string The name of the property of the TrianglesSource items which, for each triangle, contains the index of the first vertex point in the ItemsSource. It is not mandatory to set this property. It is taken by default unless custom triangulation logic is provided.
    TriangleVertexMemberPath2 string The name of the property of the TrianglesSource items which, for each triangle, contains the index of the first vertex point in the ItemsSource. It is not mandatory to set this property. It is taken by default unless custom triangulation logic is provided.
    TriangleVertexMemberPath3 string The name of the property of the TrianglesSource items which, for each triangle, contains the index of the first vertex point in the ItemsSource. It is not mandatory to set this property. It is taken by default unless custom triangulation logic is provided.

    Color Scale

    Use the ColorScale property of the IgbGeographicScatterAreaSeries to resolve colors values of points and thus fill surface of the geographic series. The colors are smoothly interpolated around the shape of the surface by applying a pixel-wise triangle rasterizer to a triangulation data. Because rendering of the surface is pixel-wise, the color scale uses colors instead of brushes. The provided IgbCustomPaletteColorScale class should satisfy most coloring needs, but the ColorScale base class can be inherited by the application for custom coloring logic.

    The following table list properties of the IgbCustomPaletteColorScale affecting surface coloring of the GeographicScatterAreaSeries.

    Property Name Property Type Description
    Palette ObservableCollection Gets or sets the collection of colors to select from or to interpolate between.
    InterpolationMode ColorScaleInterpolationMode Gets or sets the method getting a color from the Palette.
    MaximumValue double The highest value to assign a color. Any given value greater than this value will be Transparent.
    MinimumValue double The lowest value to assign a color. Any given value less than this value will be Transparent.

    Code Snippet

    The following code shows how to bind the IgbGeographicScatterAreaSeries to triangulation data representing surface temperatures in the world.

    @using IgniteUI.Blazor.Controls
    @inject IIgniteUIBlazor IgniteUIBlazor
    
    <IgbGeographicMap Height="100%" Width="100%" Zoomable="true">
        <IgbGeographicScatterAreaSeries LongitudeMemberPath="Lon"
            LatitudeMemberPath="Lat"
            ColorMemberPath="Value"
            ColorScale="ColorScale"
            DataSource="Data">
        </IgbGeographicScatterAreaSeries>
    </IgbGeographicMap>
    
    @code {
    
        private List<Location> Data;
        private CustomPaletteColorScale ColorScale;
    
        protected override void OnInitialized()
        {
            IgbGeographicMapModule.Register(IgniteUIBlazor);
    
            var brushes = "";
            brushes += "rgba(32, 146, 252, 0.5) "; // semi-transparent blue
            brushes += "rgba(14, 194, 14, 0.5) ";  // semi-transparent green
            brushes += "rgba(252, 120, 32, 0.5) "; // semi-transparent orange
            brushes += "rgba(252, 32, 32, 0.5) ";  // semi-transparent red
    
            this.ColorScale = new CustomPaletteColorScale();
            this.ColorScale.Palette = brushes;
            this.ColorScale.MinimumValue = 0;
            this.ColorScale.MaximumValue = 30;
    
            this.Data = WorldTemperatures.Load();
        }
    }
    

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