16 Nov 20172 minutes to read

Map is maintained through layers and it can accommodate one or more layers.


The Multilayer support allows you to load multiple shape files in a single container, enabling maps to display more information.

Adding Multiple Layers in the Map

The shape layers is the core layer of the map. The multiple layers can be added in the shape layers as subLayers within the shape layers.


The subLayer is the collection of shape layers.

In this example, World Map shape is used as shape data by utilizing the “WorldMap.json” file in the following folder structure obtained from downloaded Maps_GeoJSON folder.

..\ Maps_GeoJSON\

You can assign the complete contents in “WorldMap.json” file to new JSON object. For better understanding, a JS file “WorldMap.js” is already created to store JSON data in JSON object “usMap”


  • var world_map = //Paste all the content copied from the JSON file//
  • jQuery(function ($) {
                layers: [
                    shapeData: world_map,
                    shapeSettings: {
                        fill: "#9CBF4E",
                        strokeThickness: "0.5",
                        stroke: "White"
                    subLayers: [{
                        shapeData: usMap,
                        shapeSettings: {
                            fill: "orange",
                            strokeThickness: "1",
                            stroke: "White"