You are able to use backgrounds that are available in the Iris Maps Visualisation app; you can change the colour of the background; or you can create your own background in another programme.

Use an existing background

You could, for example, add a map of South Africa and then plot the regional hubs in JHB, DBN and CT.

Step 1

  • Right click on the map canvas. The drop down menu will be displayed.
  • Click Add text.
Step 2

  • The Set Map Properties pop-up will be displayed.
  • There are three tabs in the accordion that you can use to set the map properties.
  • Let’s have a look at the Maps Attributes tab.
Refresh Interval
This is how regularly the map will refresh.
Canvas Width
Set the canvas width according to your specifications.
Canvas Height
Set the canvas height according to your specifications.
Node Color
You can select the colour for the nodes. RGB colours can be converted to HEX using Google.
Link Color
You can select the colour for the links. RGB colours can be converted to HEX using Google.
Step 3

  • You can set the background colour.
  • If you would like the background to have a gradient, you can add another colour here.
  • If you would like to choose an existing background, select one from the drop-down list.
  • Click Upload to upload a background that you have created or saved from somewhere else. Remember to save the background as a .png before you upload it.
Step 4

  • You can set different images on the canvas in each or just one of the corners.
  • Click Upload to upload an image or logo. Remember to save it as a .png before uploading.
Step 5

  • Click Save.