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MAPS:
PIN STYLING
MAPS:
PIN STYLING
You can do so much more than just change the style of your pins in Mapline. Get the most out of your data with advanced customizations–here’s how!

SHAPE

Select the icon you want or upload your own custom icon.

Click the More > button to find your icon uploads.

Or, you can remove pins altogether by clicking the red No icon.

And have fun with it! Play around with different shapes to make your maps even more useful.

Screenshot of the Pin Styling lightbox in Mapline, with the Shape section highlighted.

COLOR

Toggle the Static and Dynamic tabs to choose the type of coloring you want for your map pins.

STATIC COLORS

Use Static styling if you always want your map pins to appear as the same color.

To set a custom color, choose from the color slider, or paste a hex code.

Select Randomize to assign random pin colors. Once assigned, colors remain static until the next time you click Randomize.

Screenshot of the Pin Styling lightbox in Mapline, with the Colors section highlighted.

DYNAMIC COLORS

Use Dynamic styling if you want your map pins to change color in real-time whenever your data changes. This is particularly useful for keeping track of sales, or locations that are due for a visit or delivery.

Toggle the gray Dynamic button to turn on Dynamic styling.

Colors: Add HTML color names or hex codes to your dataset to color-code a specific category. Mapline applies these colors to your map pins.

Heatmap Data: Select a numeric column from your dataset (for example, sales numbers) to create a shaded heatmap based on that data.

Mapline auto-assigns heatmap colors to all the values in your dataset, ranging from minimum to maximum. Or, you choose a color range you want to use. Add additional color shades by clicking the + icon next to the rainbow bar. Drag the color dots left and right to adjust your colors.

Color Groups: When this is turned off, Mapline uses as many heatmap colors as it sees fit for your data. When it’s turned on, you specify how many colors you want in your heatmap.

Screenshot of the Pin Styling lightbox in Mapline, with the Dynamic Coloring section highlighted.

INTERIOR

Want your pin layers numbered? Change your interior styling to a number so you always see which pins belong to which category.

Or, if one of your pin layers consists of VIP clients, change the interior to a star.

Maybe you don’t want an interior icon for your pins. No problem! Just click the red No sign to turn interior icons off.

There’s no limit to how you can leverage the look & feel of your pins.

Screenshot of the Pin Styling lightbox in Mapline, with the Interior section highlighted.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Customize the size of your pins to create the look that best suits your needs.

Or, adjust your pin cluster options to make your map even easier to navigate.

Pin clusters are groups of pins that appear as a single pin with a number next to it. If you have high density pin areas, this makes your maps less cluttered and easier to navigate.

Choose the size of the area you’d like to cluster together. When you zoom in, these clusters will separate into individual pins once more. Or, click on a cluster to zoom in and see the individual pins.

Toggle the Pin Count checkbox to turn pin counts on or off.

Screenshot of the Pin Styling lightbox in Mapline, with the Size & Other Options sections highlighted.