Kirsten, I reverted back to your kind suggestion of using Image Layer for text. To double check, are images in the image layers embedded into the visualization so there'll be no "missing file" issue when I deploy the dashboard via Spotfire Web Player?
dsurovtsev - Apr 18, 2019 - 7:51am
Thank you Kirsten. Yes, I need X & Y axes with tick values and axis titles clearly displayed on the mapchart, and these will not necessarily be long & lat. I am using the mapchart as a workaround to the non-available filled areas option on a scatter chart.
Superimposing an image file with the axes might be a solution. However, my axes are rather dynamic on the visualization I'm working on, so I will need to generate such an image dynamically and find a reliable place to save/retrieve it constantly. Too many dependencies in my view.
Whilst I am positive above adding ideas for future improvements, I need to solve my challenge right now. So the workaround I'm thinking of is:
1. Plot tick values as labels to virtual datapoints along both x and y axes.
2. I may try to plot horizontal axis title as a label as well IF I figure out how to get rid of boxes around labels. Otherwise, same as 3 below.
3. The vertical axis title will be most challenging as it has to be rotated 90deg. Seems like I need to find a way to convert my text into a shapefile and plot it as a feature layer.
If you have any comments to the above plan, I would highly appreciate those.