Maps on the Mac

Hi, I’m new to the community and am loving the Macbook trial. I’d like to ask a question about maps on the mac - is there a way I can display a boundary file I’ve imported and then join to it to display some data relating to those boundaries?

Hi @marisa,

Thank you for your feedback! What kind of data format is your shapes/boundaries data file in?

Hello - it’s a .shp file (in a folder with the corresponding files). What I’d love to do is have that as a background shape file and then change the colour of the polygons according to a dimension (and have points on display too). Is this possible in the mac trial?

Marisa Murton
Mobile: 07786 867462

Hi @marisa,

I think Mac Version hasn’t any back-end rendering enabled right now, but, if present, the old version of Choroplet could be handy in this scenario.

So try to add a New Chart, you should see the Choropleth icon:

To use your own Maps you should convert the ShapeFole as a GeoJson; you can use Online services like or locally installed tools like ogr2ogr
As an example, I downloaded US counties from US Census Bureau [], then converted as a GeoJson and placed the file into the path /[omnisci_install_dir]/frontend/geojson/, then iI had to add the newloy geojson file in the geojson.config file (the highlighted part is what I added to the file)

The I restarted the web server to make the software re-read the configurations; whe you add a Choropleth file you will see the Map you added to Immerse

Now, assuming there is a columns with the same data, you are able to “join” any datasource with the newly added GeoJson, but the join and the render itself will be client side, so better limit the number and the complexity of polygons on viz.

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