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 button in the upper right corner of the map.
To zoom out
- Click the 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
- Click the Description control in the upper right corner of the map.
- Select the appropriate city from the Zoom to City drop-down list in the project description.
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.