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HERE Maps API - How to cluster map markers

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This article explains how to create clustered markers.

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Code Example
Source file: ClusterExample.zip
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Devices(s): Internet Explorer, Google Chrome , Firefox
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Platform(s): Web
Dependencies: Nokia Maps 2.2.0
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Keywords: Nokia Maps, Marker, Cluster , Large Dataset
Created: jasfox (12 Jun 2012)
Last edited: jasfox (13 Jun 2012)

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Introduction

When displaying a very large number of markers, it is likely that the map display will look very cluttered. It can be difficult to understand geographical distribution of the given data set, and performance will be reduced as each marker will take time to be rendered. What is required is a method of display the data appropriately at different zooms, showing more details as the user drills down to display a smaller area. Marker clustering achieves this by summarizing the data at higher zoom levels. An illustration of the problem and its solution can be seen below.


UnClusteredMap.png
Map at low zoom displaying 2000 Markers distributed between

Texas and the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S.A.


ClusterMap1.png
Cluster Map at low zoom summarizing 2000 Markers distributed between

Texas and the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S.A.


ClusterMap2.png
Cluster map at a higher zoom, showing the Eastern Seaboard only

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