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Draw Bounding Box Data Function for Spotfire® 1.0.0

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Data function to draw rectangles on a Spotfire® map.


Data function to draw rectangles with fixed width and height on a Spotfire® map. The centers of the rectangles are specified by columns of geographic coordinates. The width and height of the rectangles are given as a single pair of fixed values. The rectangles must be added as a Feature Layer using the coordinate reference system EPSG:4326 - WGS84. Requires package geosphere. Written in R code.


Installing the data function

Follow the online guide available here to register a data function in Spotfire.


Configuring the data function

Each data function may require inputs from the Spotfire analysis and will return outputs to the Spotfire analysis. For each data function, these need to be configured once the data function is registered. To learn about how to configure data functions in Spotfire please view this video:

For more information on Spotfire visit the Spotfire training page.


Data function library

There exists a large number of data functions covering various features. Feel free to review what is available on the Data Function Library. For geospatial functionalities, we recommend to review this article.

Initial Release (version 1.0.0)

Published: January 2023

Initial release includes:

  • Data function
  • Documentation
  • License information

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