TIBCO Spotfire® Tips & Tricks : How to add TMS Layer in Spotfire Map Chart Visualization
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11:12am Aug 17, 2016

TMS (Tile Map Service) is the protocol used by TIBCO Spotfire® to display map backgrounds as tiles. This is an open standard documented by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. TMS is most widely supported by web map providers. Spotfire GeoAnalytics resource provides a non-exhaustive list of available TMS you can use in Spotfire 7.6 and later. Here is an example how you can add TMS layer in Spotfire Map Visualization.

Open Sample dxp

Open Sales and marketing sample dxp, which is part of your Spotfire Installation samples. These are useful examples, which demonstrate various use cases.

Configure Visualization in less than one minute

Next Click Sales performance tab and we will change Map layer of this visualization to TMS layer in less than one minute.

Right click on map chart visualization > Select properties > Map Layer >TMS layer.

You are required to provide a URL of the Tile Map Service.

We have used this URL  http://a.basemaps.cartocdn.com/dark_all/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

We have now added TMS layer to our Map Chart Visualization. You can also change transparency of this layer. 

Feedback (2)

yes, they can! The Web Map Services (WMS) protocol is supported in  recent versions of Spotfire.  See https://community.tibco.com/wiki/wms-sources-spotfire for more information.

kroan 8:12pm Aug. 24, 2016

Thanks for the nice article. It is very informative. 

One question. Can MapChart data layers be added from a WMS server ?


ashwani.mujoo 3:59pm Aug. 09, 2016