Tuesday, October 23, 2018

How to Create Locator Maps

Locator maps are simple maps which show where something is located. They are used extensively, in particluar by newspapers and television news to provide an easy to understand geographical context to a news story.

You can now create your own locator map in a matter of minutes using Datawrapper's new Locator Maps tool. The tool is very easy to use. Just click on the map to add markers to the locations you want to highlight. You can then add labels to your markers. You can choose from different map styles, you can add an inset map and you can even annotate your map.

The map includes a number of other customization options which allow you to change the shape and color of your markers and customize the look of your added text labels and annotations. If you want to publish your finished Locator Map you just need to register with Datawrapper.

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