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Definition

Dot density is a map renderer. You use map renderers to determine the way in which BW data is displayed in a map layer. You use the parameters of a map renderer to determine the properties of the renderer.

Use

You can use the dot density renderer to display values in a map in the form of dot densities.

Structure

Below is a list of parameters for the dot density renderer.

Parameter

Description

Visible

(VISIBLE)

You use this parameter to determine whether the map layer is visible.

Data Provider

(DATA_PROVIDER_REF)

 

You use this parameter to assign a data provider to the map layer. The map layer gets the data and metadata that it needs to generate the output and commands from this data provider.

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Maximum Density in %

(DENSITY)

You use this parameter to define how densely the points should be displayed in a region for the largest value of the connected data provider.

Symbol Size

(POINT_SIZE)

You use this parameter to define the size of the points (symbols).

Symbol Type

(POINT_STYLE)

You use this parameter to define the type of symbol to be used for the display. There are the following options:

  • Circle (CIRCLE)
  • Square (SQUARE)
  • Triangle (TRIANGLE)
  • Cross (CROSS)
  • Symbol (IMAGE)

Color

(COLOR)

You use this parameter to determine the color of the points (symbols). You select the color value in a color selection dialog box.

Tooltips for Map Layers

(TOOLTIPS_VISIBLE)

You use this parameter to determine whether a tooltip text is to be displayed for the map layers.

Breaks Distributed Evenly

(BREAKS_DISTRIBUTED)

You use this parameter to set even distribution for color shadings.

Label Display

(LABEL_DISPLAY)

 

You use this parameter to determine whether labels should be displayed and, if so, how they should be displayed. There are the following options:

  • No Label (NONE)
  • Text as Label (TEXT)
  • Key as Label (KEY)
  • Value as Label (VALUE)

Highlighted Labels

(LABELS_HIGHLIGHTED)

You use this parameter to determine whether labels of map layers are to be highlighted.

Legend Visible

(LEGEND_VISIBLE)

You use this parameter to determine whether a legend is to be displayed for the map.

Legend Caption

(LEGEND_CAPTION)

This parameter allows you to use the text input dialog box to assign a heading to the legend of the map.

Affected Data Provider

(LINKED_DATA_PROVIDER_REF_LIST)

You use this parameter to create a list of data providers to which all commands of the map layer are sent.

For each entry in the data provider list, you select a data provider in the Affected Data Provider parameter (LINKED_DATA_PROVIDER_REF).

Note that you cannot create data providers in the parameter dialog box. You have to create them beforehand.

DisplayExceptions

(EXCEPTIONS_VISIBLE)

You use this parameter to specify whether exceptions that are activated for the base data provider are to be displayed. See also: Displaying Exceptions in Maps and Charts .

Attribute

(DISPLAY_ATTRIBUTE)

 

You use this parameter to enter the name of a characteristic attribute whose value is to be displayed on the map.