Cartographic effects can make maps tell clearer, more powerful stories – but achieving these effects can be challenging. There are tons of cascading decisions to make, it’s hard to see their impact prior to full implementation, and you often need to learn code to achieve these effects efficiently.
Everything we build is designed to be intuitive and to enable our users to achieve beautiful results quickly. Felt’s initial release provided styling options that were easy to implement but did not provide full cartographic power. Today, we’ve bridged that gap and are giving users full cartographic power without compromising ease of use. The result is the most intuitively powerful cartographic toolkit on the internet.
Felt’s cartographic tools now include:
- Precision color selection with auto-syncing - choose any color for your data layers and Felt’s color algorithm will provide complimentary stroke and label color features to match your selection so you can move on quickly.
- Custom label styling and placement - select your label size, color, halo, placement and style.
- Zoom-based styling - the new interface allows for setting styling properties like size, color, opacity, stroke width, etc. to specific zoom levels so your data looks great no matter where you zoom.
- Zoom-based layer visibility - you can now set your data layers or labels to appear at the min/max zoom level they are most relevant, and disappear when no longer needed in the visualization.
- And much more…
Plus, we’ve added a new visualization option for quick insights – heat maps!
Unlocking full cartographic power
Our new cartographic toolkit allows for the adjustment, in full detail, of every single thing you see on your screen. Everything, down to your line casings and your label placement, is adjustable.
The new styling suite speeds up styling-related decision-making by offering cartographic defaults. For example, our new color picker lets you select the precise color you’re looking for but will auto-select a complimentary color for the label or casing, saving you valuable time and delivering an aesthetically pleasing visualization. It’s now possible to deliver a beautiful customized map without the cost of time wasted on cascading styling decisions.