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Route map

This custom visualization from Intito maps one or more routes that are specified by data.

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About this accelerator

This route map custom visualization was developed to visualize the routes of delivery vehicles geospatially, but the visualization can be utilized in other use cases as well. The route waypoints are divided into three different types (Depot, Turn and Stop) and if you have these waypoint types in your data then these waypoints can be color coded. You can also assign a measure to size these waypoints accordingly.

Things to note:

  • If you want your route to follow the roads, your data needs to reflect every turn and bend on the route
  • The visualization requires a Route Name, regardless of how many routes you have
  • The waypoint Type recognizes three types: Depot, Turn and Stop, and the appearance of these types can be controlled via properties
  • The size of the waypoints is controlled by either a measure value or absolute values. Absolute values are used when Scale Markers is set to a value of 0
  • The lines between the waypoints are drawn according to the ascending order of numerical values in the Order field. Tip: If for some reason the order is not followed, try sorting the Order column using Cognos sort functionality

The visualization is based on the leaflet.js open source JavaScript library.

Next Steps: To use this file, click the blue Download button above and save the ZIP file to your local computer. Do not unzip this file. Next, log in to IBM Cognos Analytics and upload the file. For a step-by-step demonstration on how to build this visualization using sample data, watch Using the custom Route Map visualization.

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Additional details

  • Accelerator typeVisualization
  • IndustryAny
  • Business functionAny
  • Product and version Cognos Analytics - 11.1.6 to Current
  • Author typePartner
  • Company nameIntito
  • Author name Intito
  • Last modifiedJuly 2nd, 2020
  • Language English