Wolfram U

Creating Maps with Vector Graphics and Labels

Estimated Time: 28 min

Course Level: Beginner


Vector maps look and perform better than raster maps. Wolfram Language has support for vector graphics and maps. In this video, you will learn about the advantages of using vector graphics to make maps as well as the options to customize the appearance of these maps. The primary focus of this lesson is the GeoGraphics function and its features. The lesson also demonstrates the use of tile and layer properties to manipulate the visible data in maps. Examples show how to create different styles of world, country, city and street-level maps.

Featured Products & Technologies: Wolfram Language, Wolfram Notebooks

You'll Learn To

  • Specify the styling and layout parameters of GeoGraphics objects
  • Style label type, placement, alignment and appearance
  • Set zoom levels and manipulate the map tiles for various zoom levels
  • Show relevant labels prioritized by the collision algorithm