Add a custom map to a Reporting Services mobile report

Custom maps require two files:

  • An .SHP file for shape geometries
  • A .DBF file for metadata

Read more about custom maps in Reporting Services mobile reports.

Store the two files in the same folder. The file names of the two must match (e.g., canada.shp and canada.dbf). The metadata (DBF file) must include the field "NAME" with the value of the corresponding shape's name (key), to be used when populating the map with data.

Load a custom map

  1. On the Layout tab, select a map type: Gradient Heat Map, Range Stop Heat Map, or Bubble Map, drag it to the design surface, and make it the size you want.


  2. In Layout view > Visual Properties panel > Map, select Custom Map From File.


  3. In the Open dialog box, browse to the location of the SHP and DBF files and select both of them.


Connect data to a custom map

When you first add the custom map to your report, Mobile Report Publisher populates it with simulated geography data.


Displaying real data in your custom map is the same as displaying data in the built-in maps. Follow the steps in Maps in Reporting Services mobile reports to display your data.

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