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A rich library of animations for use with the Azure Maps Web SDK.
javascript
typescript
azure
azure-maps

Azure Maps Animation module

A rich library of animations for use with the Azure Maps Web SDK.

Features

Animations

  • Frame based animation timer.
  • Drop animations for Point data and markers.
  • Animate data along a path.
  • Animate the map camera along a path.
  • Create a snakeline animation effect.
  • Animate the changing of coordinates in a shape or marker.
  • Morph a shapes from one geometry to another.
  • Group animations and play them together, sequentially, or incrementally.
  • Create a flowing stroke dash array in a line layer.

Tools

  • Improved setTimeout and setInterval functions that leverage requestAnimationFrame.
  • Leverage over 30 different built in easing functions.

Getting started

Download the project and copy the azure-maps-animations JavaScript file from the dist folder into your project.

See the documentation for more details on a specific feature or take a look at one of the samples below.

Samples

Animate a choropleth map

Animate a GPS trace

Animate a snakeline

Animate along a path

Animate along a route path

Animate marker along path

Animate multiple points

Animate point along path

Animate to new position of marker

Animate to new position of point

Animated tile layer

Animated traffic flow

Animation easings

Bouncing marker animation

Drop markers on interval

Drop multiple markers animation

Drop multiple symbols animation

Drop symbol animation

Drop symbols on interval

Morph shape animation

Moving dashed line

Roadmap

The following are some ideas to take this project further.

  • New examples
    • Cluster explode
    • Traffic flow lines
  • New animations
    • Line path with trail
    • Playable camera animations (rotate around, fly, jump)
  • UI controls
    • Animation control UI
    • Time series animation control UI
  • Investigate
    • Add option to reduce noise of heading values in route path animation.
    • JSON schema for saving and replaying animations.

Related Projects

Additional Resources

Contributing

We welcome contributions. Feel free to submit code samples, file issues and pull requests on the repo and we'll address them as we can. Learn more about how you can help on our Contribution Rules & Guidelines.

You can reach out to us anytime with questions and suggestions using our communities below:

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information, see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact opencode@microsoft.com with any additional questions or comments.

License

MIT

See License for full license text.