Community Blog Enhancing Visual Insights: Integrating AMAP with Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch Kibana

Enhancing Visual Insights: Integrating AMAP with Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch Kibana

Learn how to visualize provincial boundaries and enrich your data insights with this step-by-step guide.

Dive into Geographical Data Visualization with Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch

Navigating the realm of big data often requires a map – quite literally. If you're seeking to elevate your data analysis game by integrating high-resolution maps from AMAP directly into your Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch Kibana console, this comprehensive guide is your compass. Let's embark on a journey to fuse AMAP's rich geographic details with Kibana's versatile visualization capabilities, enhancing your data storytelling like never before.


Elasticsearch's Kibana, part of Alibaba Cloud's robust data management suite, typically leverages OpenStreetMap for geographical backgrounds. However, by extending its capabilities to incorporate AMAP, a leading mapping service in China, we unlock a new dimension of location-based insights tailored to your needs.


  • An active Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster (this guide uses V8.9).
  • Ensure CORS is enabled on your tile server for seamless Kibana integration.

Step 1: Configure AMAP Tile URL in Kibana

Access Kibana Console

Start by logging into your Elasticsearch cluster's Kibana console via the 'Access over Internet' entry. If you're unsure how, refer to Alibaba Cloud's detailed login guide.

Setting Up AMAP Tiles

1)From Kibana's homepage, click the menu icon in the top-left corner.

2)Navigate to Analytics > Maps.

3)In the Maps tab, click Add layer, then select Tile Map Service.

4)Input a secure HTTPS AMAP tile URL. Here's an illustrative example using an English annotation style:


Step 2: Upload Provincial Boundary Dataset

Prepare Your Dataset

Gather a geographical information dataset such as provincial boundaries. Visit DataV Atlas to download suitable datasets.

Adding Dataset to Kibana

1)In Maps, click Add layer again, this time choosing Upload file.

2)Upload your .json, .geojson, or .shp file.

3)Import the file and add it as a document layer, naming it appropriately and saving the changes.

Conclusion: Empowering Your Data Journey

With AMAP now integrated into your Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch Kibana environment, geographical data comes alive, offering granular insights into your business operations, customer patterns, or any spatially relevant analysis you desire.

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