The Aperture Tiles user interface works much like a modern web-based map system. Your source data is projected on a set of tiles in an x/y cross-plot or a geographic map. In either case, your data is aggregated at several zoom levels so you can view the data at a high level or drill down to see more detailed distribution.


To zoom in on an area you want to investigate
  • Double click on the region, OR
  • Click the Zoom In Zoom In button in the upper right corner of the map.
To zoom out
  • Click the Zoom Out Zoom Out button in the upper right corner of the map, OR
  • Use the scroll button on your mouse to quickly zoom in or out

Zoom to City

To quickly zoom to a major city in South America
  1. Click the Description control in the upper right corner of the map.


  2. Select the appropriate city from the Zoom to City drop-down list in the project description.

    Zoom to City

The map is redrawn to show the selected city with a zoom factor of five.

NOTE: This is customized control that requires specialized code not available in the standard Aperture Tiles template or base libraries.


To view other areas of the map
  • Click and drag in the direction you want to move. You can overscroll from the left side of the map to the right and vice versa.

Interested in Learning More?

  • Tour: Take our tour to learn more about Aperture Tiles.
  • Documentation: Learn how to install, implement and test your Aperture Tiles applications.
    • Quick Start: Our Julia dataset provides an example of the process for generating tiles and visualizing them using Aperture Tiles.
  • Live Examples: See our demos page to explore live examples of the capabilities of Aperture Tiles.
  • Download: For details on downloading pre-packaged versions or acquiring the Aperture Tiles source code visit our download page.