Bubble Plot on Google Map

In this example, we will show how to import a Google Map image into Origin and set it as a background of a existing graph. Before continue with this example, make sure that you have downloaded and installed the Google Map Import app.  Then you can download the project and launch it in Origin. There is a bubble plot graph in this folder.  If you’d like to know more about making bubble plots, please check this page.

  1. With the graph activated,  select the Google Map Import app.    
  2. In the dialog, click the Preference button on the upper left. Make sure the scale is set to 1280 X 1280 to guarantee a high-resolution image.  Click Back to go back to the main panel.                                                                                                                                   
  3. Click the circle button to load the graph scale.  Set the Map Type to Terrain.  Check the Label checkbox to show labels on the map. Use mouse scroll to zoom in the map and more location labels will be showing on the map.                                                     
  4. Click Import as Update to import the map into the graph.                  


Note: In case you want to delete the background image, select Edit:Button Edit Mode. Then the background image on the graph can be selected and deleted.

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