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Product Spotfire
Categories Maps
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 15, 2023

Avoid data load in Map Chart for a given layer that's not visible


Provide a way (programmatically/config) to avoid loading (layer) data in Map Chart unless the particular layer is selected to display.


Improve UI performance for better UX.


Map Chart contains 2 layers:

1. Base map

2. Custom layer

Initially, only the first layer are checked on - i.e., set to display. The custom layer is loaded, in-full (not on-demand) in .dxp, but not checked - i.e., not visible in Map Chart.


Expectation: layer #2 is checked off - i.e., set to hide - in Map Chart; thus, map should load very quickly, unless the 2nd layer is manually checked on by user, in which case it's reasonable to take some time to refresh the map display.

Reality: regardless if layer #2 is checked on/off, Map Chart takes a long time to load just the first layer.

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  • Admin
    Arnaud Varin
    Mar 2, 2023

    Hello Ivan,
    You will be contact by our support team. They will have another look at your issue. I will follow the topic.

  • Guest
    Feb 23, 2023

    Arnaud, thanks for your prompt update.

    I reviewed the issue with your Support team first prior to submission, and their conclusion (excerpt below) contradicts your findings.

    May you please confirm with your Support team and notify us?

    Support Team Response

    I confirmed with my team that there is not currently a way to prevent a file from loading in the map chart when it is not visible. You can submit this as enhancement request on our Ideas Portal here:

    Our Product Management team uses this site to determine what features and functionality to add to future versions of the program.

    If you have any further questions on this issue please let me know.

    Sr. Technical Support Engineer
    TIBCO Spotfire Product Support - Americas (West)

  • Admin
    Arnaud Varin
    Feb 23, 2023

    Hello Ivan and thanks for this idea.
    When map chart layers are set to be not visible, they do not load. We cannot reproduce this issue.
    I would suggest to contact our support team.