We live in a global community. Communicating who, where, and how we interact within this global economy with simple, eye-catching, interactive and statistical maps gives you an advantage over competitors. Beautiful and informative visuals always win!
At Infogram, we offer you the tools to create various types of maps that are interactive and take your audience beyond a 2D model (all without creating a single line of code).
This article covers the basics of where to use interactive maps, the types of maps Infogram offers, how to get started, and frequently asked questions. Don’t worry, we’re handling the complicated technical pieces, allowing you to focus on creating engaging, exciting, and educational content that will delight your customers.
Maps are ideal when sharing geographic data. A visual representation of statistics or numbers tells a much more compelling story than a list of data and comparisons. Maps can be used to show country statistics, sales by region, voting results, weather updates, and more.
Infogram’s maps can live beyond basic reports (although they’re great there too!), our maps are ideal in your next infographic, presentation, news article, or social media campaign. Create a map to share your data in a way that’s compelling and quickly engages and educates your audience.
Infogram map maker offers you more than 500 interactive maps that can be shared via social sites, landing pages, and presentations. Below are some of the more popular types of maps we offer.
These maps use world map coloring or patterns to display numerical data for specific areas or regions. Choropleth maps can display population density, income, political boundaries and other information. Explore
Icon (marker) maps illustrate different topics by regions using relevant icons or dots. The icon (marker) size is directly proportional to your data. The higher the value, the bigger the icon. Explore
Topographic maps show the shape of geographical surfaces using contour lines. They can visualize different types of landscape: mountains, vegetation, and elevation. Explore
Cartograms visualize statistical information about geographic areas. Cartograms distort the size of regions proportional to their data values. You can use cartograms to show travel time, population, GDP, and more. Explore
Subway maps illustrate underground public transportation routes, stations, and platforms that are connected with straight and curved lines. Explore
Climate maps represent weather patterns based on geographic locations. They show temperature, rainfall, snowfall, wind and more. The colors of climate maps represent different climate zones. Explore
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Ready to make your own interactive map? Infogram has over 200 customizable templates. We recommend browsing this selection for inspiration; you’ll be amazed by the options and places you can take your content. View more templates
Trying to find an inspiration for creative new ideas? Check out a wonderful collection of impressive maps created by Infogram users. View more examples
Infogram has made this easy with five steps:
No need to create code. We took the technical steps away which allows you to be a map creator and effectively engage with your audience.
Infogram icon (marker) maps allow you to place an icon or symbol anywhere in the world. You can change the default circle icon to any image from our large icon library.
Need more tips? Watch our webinar: How to Make Maps Like an Expert.
We offer a few free maps, as well as hundreds of regional, country and city maps from all over the world. To unlock these maps, you will be required to have a paid subscription. View more
By default, every new map added to your project is an Area map (regions represented with a color variation). However, you can switch to an Icon map (where points on the map are designated with icons or symbols) anytime.
To switch to an Icon map:
Pro tip: You can change the default circle to any icon from our icon library. Unlocking icons search with a 200 000+ icon library will require you to have a paid subscription.
To change the icon type:
Infogram offers an integration with Google Sheets. You can create a map connected to live data that updates automatically based on changes to your spreadsheet.
After you’ve inserted a map in your project, you can add or edit its data set at any time. Simply double-click on a map to edit the data table.
When importing data, be sure to keep the following formatting and layout of the default dataset for the map to display correctly.