Introduction

In this article, we will learn to work with MVC using Angular Maps with two types of maps, which are given below.

  • Google Maps
  • Vector Map

Follow the steps given below to use the Angular map in MVC:

  • Create an MVC Project.
  • Configure the Google/Vector Map.
  • Work with Maps.

Create an MVC Project

Open Visual Studio 2015.

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Go to New menu, click New >> Project. Now, it will open New Project window.

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Select ASP.NET Web Application on Framework 4.6. Enter the name of the project in the “Solution name” text box and click OK.

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One more window should appear. Select the MVC Template in this pop-up and click OK.

Configure Google Maps

We will download the Google UI-Map from the following links:

Open the _Layout.cshtml file and refer to the ui-map.min.js file in this View page.

<script src="~/Plugin/angular/angular.min.js"></script>
<script src="~/Plugin/angular-ui-router/release/angular-ui-router.min.js"></script>
<script src="~/Plugin/angular-ui-map/ui-map.min.js"></script>
<script src="~/Plugin/angular-ui-event/dist/event.min.js"></script><script type="text/javascript"src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?v=3.exp&sensor=false&callback=onGoogleReady"></script>

Open the HTML page, then design it using the map attribute.

HTML Code

<section id="map">
        <div class="row">
            <div class="col-md-10">
                <div ng-repeat="marker in myMarkers" ui-map-marker="myMarkers[$index]" ui-event="{'map-click': 'openMarkerInfo(marker)'}"></div>
                <div ui-map-info-window="myInfoWindow">
                    <h1>Marker</h1>Lat:
                    <input ng-model="currentMarkerLat" />, Lng:
                    <input ng-model="currentMarkerLng" /><a ng-click="setMarkerPosition(currentMarker, currentMarkerLat, currentMarkerLng)">Set Position</a>
                </div>
                <div id="map_canvas" ui-map="myMap" ui-event="{'map-click': 'addMarker($event, $params)', 'map-zoom_changed': 'setZoomMessage(myMap.getZoom())' }" ui-options="mapOptions" class="gmap"></div>
            </div>
            <div class="col-md-2">
                <p ng-if="gmap.myMarkers.length">Markers</p>
                <ul>
                    <li ng-repeat="marker in gmap.myMarkers">
                        <a href="" ng-click="gmap.myMap.panTo(marker.getPosition())">Marker {{$index}}</a>
                    </li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </section>

We have pointed the Map marker directive at an existing google.maps.Marker object, so that it can hook up the following events:

  • ui-map-marker
  • ui-event

JavaScript Code

Angular Module

Add the ui-map dependency to the Angular module.

var uiroute = angular .module('uiroute', ['ui.router', "ui.map"]);

Angular Controller

Set the values for the attribute. Open the “angular controller” files and hard code an input or you may get and bind the values.

function MapController($timeout) {
        $scope.myMarkers = [];
        $scope.mapOptions = {
            center: new google.maps.LatLng(35.784, -78.670),
            zoom: 15,
            mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
        };
        $scope.addMarker = function ($event, $params) {
            $scope.myMarkers.push(new google.maps.Marker({
                map: $scope.myMap,
                position: $params[0].latLng
            }));
        };
        $scope.openMarkerInfo = function (marker) {
            $scope.currentMarker = marker;
            $scope.currentMarkerLat = marker.getPosition().lat();
            $scope.currentMarkerLng = marker.getPosition().lng();
            $scope.myInfoWindow.open($scope.myMap, marker);
        };
        $scope.setMarkerPosition = function (marker, lat, lng) {
            marker.setPosition(new google.maps.LatLng(lat, lng));
        };
        $scope.refreshMap = function () {

            $timeout(function () {
                google.maps.event.trigger($scope.myMap, 'resize');
            }, 100);
        };

    }

Here, the Google Maps MapOptions object can be passed through the main directive attribute ui-map.

$scope.mapOptions = {
            center: new google.maps.LatLng(35.784, -78.670),
            zoom: 15,
            mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP
        };

A ui-event allows you to specify the custom behavior of a user event. You just need to prefix the official event with map- to bind a callback to it.

<div id="map_canvas" ui-map="myMap" ui-event="{'map-click': 'addMarker($event, $params)', 'map-zoom_changed': 'setZoomMessage(myMap.getZoom())' }" ui-options="mapOptions" class="gmap"></div>

After completing the entire configuration, add the reference file in the _Layout.cshtml page.

<script src="~/App/App.module.js"></script>
<script src="~/App/App.config.js"></script>
<script src="~/App/MapController.js"></script>

Now, when we run the application, we will see Google Maps with a marker.

Output 1

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Configure the Vector Map

You can get this plug-in from here.

You will find various maps in here.

Open the _Layout.cshtml file and refer to the jQuery link in my application.

<script src="~/Plugin/ika.jvectormap/jquery-jvectormap-1.2.2.min.js"></script>
<link href="~/Plugin/ika.jvectormap/jquery-jvectormap-1.2.2.css" rel="stylesheet" />

This script makes our jQuery link into a directive so we can easily access it in HTML.

Angular Directive

return {
        restrict: 'EA',
        scope: {
          mapOptions: '='
        },compile: compile};
function compile(tElement, tAttrs, transclude) {
        return {
          post: function(scope, element) {
            var options     = scope.mapOptions,
                mapHeight   = options.height || '250';
            element.css('height', mapHeight);
            element.vectorMap(options)   }
        };
      }

Now, set the options for this vector map.

Angular Controller

$scope.mapOptions = {
          height:          400,map: 'world_mill_en',
          backgroundColor: 'transparent',
          zoomMin:         0,
          zoomMax:         8,
          zoomOnScroll:    false,
          regionStyle: {
            initial: {
              'fill':           'red',
              'fill-opacity':   1,
              'stroke':         'none',
              'stroke-width':   1.5,
              'stroke-opacity': 1
            },
            hover: {
              'fill-opacity': 0.8
            },
            selected: {
              fill: 'blue'
            },
            selectedHover: {
            }
          },
          focusOn:{ x:0.4, y:0.6, scale: 1},
          markerStyle: {
            initial: {
              fill: 'yellow',
              stroke: 'yellow'
            }
          },
          onRegionLabelShow: function(e, el, code) {
            if ( vm.seriesData && vm.seriesData[code] )
              el.html(el.html() + ': ' + vm.seriesData[code] + ' visitors');
          },
          markers: vm.markersData,
          series: {
              regions: [{
                  values: vm.seriesData,
                  scale: [ 'gray' ],
                  normalizeFunction: 'polynomial'
              }]
          },
        };


$scope.mapOptions = {
          height:          400,map: 'world_mill_en',
          backgroundColor: 'transparent',
          zoomMin:         0,
          zoomMax:         8,
          zoomOnScroll:    false,
          regionStyle: {
            initial: {
              'fill':           'red',
              'fill-opacity':   1,
              'stroke':         'none',
              'stroke-width':   1.5,
              'stroke-opacity': 1
            },
            hover: {
              'fill-opacity': 0.8
            },
            selected: {
              fill: 'blue'
            },
            selectedHover: {
            }
          },
          focusOn:{ x:0.4, y:0.6, scale: 1},
          markerStyle: {
            initial: {
              fill: 'yellow',
              stroke: 'yellow'
            }
          },
          onRegionLabelShow: function(e, el, code) {
            if ( vm.seriesData && vm.seriesData[code] )
              el.html(el.html() + ': ' + vm.seriesData[code] + ' visitors');
          },
          markers: vm.markersData,
          series: {
              regions: [{
                  values: vm.seriesData,
                  scale: [ 'gray' ],
                  normalizeFunction: 'polynomial'
              }]
          },
        };

Use the following code to create series data loading in our world map:

$scope.seriesData = {
        'AU': 15710,
        'RU': 17312,
        'CN': 123370
};

Use the following code to create markers on the map:

$scope.markersData = [
        {latLng:[41.90, 12.45],  name:'Vatican City'          },
        {latLng:[43.73, 7.41],   name:'Monaco'                },
        {latLng:[-0.52, 166.93], name:'Nauru'                 }
      ];

HTML

The vector map will be exposed by using this directive’s vector-map.

<vector-map map-options="mapOptions"></vector-map>

Call the directive as an element in HTML.

<div class="col-lg-12">
            <div class="panel panel-default">
                <div class="panel-body">
                    <p>Using series and markers data</p>
                    <vector-map map-options="mapOptions"></vector-map>
                </div>
            </div>
 </div>

Now, we are ready to look at the vector world map with our markers added in. So, run the application.

Output 2

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Conclusion

In this article, we have learned to use MVC by using Angular Maps. If you have any queries, please tell me through the comments section.

Happy Coding!

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