Release Notes - On-Prem Map SDK

On-Prem Map SDK releases contain updates to both:

  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API of the SDK, for developers
  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Features of the application and its interface

Some features are exclusively available in the public Map SDK. To compare the On-Prem and public versions of the Map SDK, please refer to the feature matrix.


Released December 5th, 2023

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

  • New: Annotations APIs have been added that allow for programmatically adding text and callouts to the map. Run an example in your browser.
  • New: Effects API has been added to control post-processing effects programmatically. Run an example in your browser.
  • New: Add layers from their JSON configurations with addLayerFromConfig. Provides improved typing over addLayer(), and can work with JSON layer editor directly.
  • New: You may now control the view (2d, 3d, or globe) with getViewMode and setViewMode.
  • New: Shadow DOM is now used for rendering, providing much better mutual isolation of styles between Map SDK and the rest of the page; also helping resolve multiple visual bugs.
  • Improved: setView can now enable/disable drag rotation.
  • Improved: Added columnMode to the LayerConfig type.
  • Fixed: A number of bugs has been addressed across several versions. The full list can be found in the public Map SDK's release notes.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Features

Includes updates from Studio v1.65 through 1.74.

  • New: Post-Processing Effects can be added to bring a unique artistic touch to your maps. This tool goes beyond simple image processing, offering effects such as Light and Shadow that accurately simulates sunlight casting over the map, accentuating 3D elements with striking shadows.
  • New: Hints can be added to the Line and Bar charts, helping viewers interpret the chart.
  • New: Several map controls, including a map scale, zoom controls, and compass.
  • New: A JSON configuration editor, offering a fully-featured code editor, is now available for both filters and charts.
  • Improved: The legend can now be moved and resized.
  • Improved: Users may now reorder tooltip items.
  • Improved: Vector Tiles now offer more configuration options, including custom stroke width and color based on data fields, as well as a dynamic color toggle, which allows the color scale to change based on data visible in the viewport.
  • Improved: Bar chart items can now be manually sorted.
  • Improved: Layer groups have been visually overhauled, improving organization for maps with many layers.


Released June 30th, 2023

Maintenance release


Released June 30th, 2023

Maintenance release


Released June 1st, 2023

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

  • New: Raster Color Legend
  • Improved: Categorical Color Scale
    • Now disables the layer configuration UI and rescaling sliders.
    • This ensures a rescaling of 0-1 (we interpret this as โ€œno rescalingโ€) on the GPU to preserve the internal mapping of the categorical values to 0-1 values that map the current color palette.


Released May 17th, 2023

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

  • Improved: Our delivery automation pipeline now includes licenses and static resources in each version.
  • Fixes: Bug fixes and performance improvements.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Features

Includes updates up to Studio v1.62.

  • New: The new Heatmap Chart can be used to observe patterns, dependencies, and associations between different geographic variables or attributes in a dataset. Offering complete customization of the correlation matrix, the Heatmap Chart highlights values atop a vibrant color palette.
  • New: Raster Tiles now offer a dynamic color scale (UI toggle) for all band types.
  • New: A loading progress indicator has been added to the lower-left corner.
  • Improved: Multiple tiles can now be loaded simultaneously, increasing the performance of maps with several tile sources.


Released May 5th, 2023

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Features

Includes updates up to Studio v1.61.

  • New: The viewport may now be accessed and modified via Studio's config editor. With full control of the viewport configuration, you may now set an exact zoom level, latitude/longitude, and many other settings.
  • Improved: Label text can now be outlined with a custom stroke width, stroke color, and background color. Labels are available for configuration in the Point, Polygon, Trip, Icon, and H3 Layer.


Released April 5th, 2023

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

  • Improved: replaceDataset now validates the new dataset for any missing or mismatched columns.
  • Improved: The raster layer now supports categorical mapping of color values to raster image pixels.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Features

Includes updates up to Studio v1.57 through v1.60.

  • New: Modify layers programmatically via Studio's new feature-rich config editor. Offers syntax suggestions, multi-line editing, and a number of other options found in modern code editors.
  • New: Studio now offers support for WMS services, rendering map imagery as a [visual layer]. Instead of downloading a map for the entire globe, an image is rendered covering the current viewport.
  • Improved: The Raster Layer now supports single-band viewing.


Released March 8th, 2023

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Features

Includes updates up to Studio v1.50 through v1.56.

  • New: Aggregate data from columns using a new suite of aggregation expressions, including sum, count, quantile, and more. Big number charts support these expressions, letting you compute and display aggregated metrics in a matter of seconds.
  • Improved: Our expression editor has been redesigned to expedite column creation. Find our library of built-in functions on the left panel, then view function definitions and expected parameters in the editor window.
  • Improved: Several chart enhancements have been added, allowing users to set custom labels to the Y axis, toggle grid lines, apply padding between bars and groups, and set benchmarks.
  • Improved: Editing annotations is now easier with a number of bug fixes and quality-of-life changes. All annotations on a map can now be toggled on or off from the Interactions tab, and the rich text editor now supports vertical alignment.
  • Improved: The H3 layer now supports text labels, stroke outline customization, and fill transparency.
  • Improved: Temporal data can now be grouped and displayed as multiple lines on the histogram, providing your audience with a categorical comparison alongside an animated visualization.


Released November 1st, 2022

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

  • Fix: Databricks HTML rendering issues have been resolved.


Released October 28th, 2022

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

  • Fix: Minor changes related to Foursquare Studio rebranding.


Released October 25th, 2022

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API


Released October 18th, 2022

Maintenance release


Released October 14th, 2022

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API


Released October 6th, 2022

Maintenance release


Released October 5th, 2022

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

  • Fix: Jupyter-related cell synchronization.


Released September 30th, 2022

Maintenance release


Released September 27th, 2022

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

  • Improved: Added mapboxAccessToken property to MapCreationProps.basemaps
    • Default map styles will be replaced by custom map styles.
    • On-prem users must specify a custom map style. If left unspecified, only the No Basemap will be available for basemap selection.
  • Improved: Added mapName property to MapCreationProps.uiConfig
    • Defaults mapName = "Studio"


Released September 15th, 2022

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API


Released September 1st, 2022

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

  • Improved: Added the uiConfig parameter to MapCreationProps, allowing customization of the leftmost Studio panel.


Released August 23rd, 2022

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ API

  • Fix: Solved an issue when trying to display a map in multiple cells.


Released August 18th, 2022

๐ŸŽ‰ Initial Release ๐ŸŽ‰