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Configuring and Formatting a Map

Choropleth map

Choropleth maps allow you to showcase quantitative values encoded using color scale.

Choropleth Map

Bubble map

Bubble maps allow you to showcase quantitative values encoded using bubble size.

Bubble map

How to change map type as choropleth or bubble?

You can change map type as choropleth or bubble by Map Type property.

Map Type

How to configure the table data into a map?

To plot a map, a minimum requirement of 1 value and 1 shape are needed. Dropping a dimension will display each region split by each of its item.

The following steps explain the data configuration of a map:

  1. Click the Data Source in the configuration panel.

Data button

  1. Click the CREATE NEW to launch a new connection from the connection-type panel.

Data source button

  1. In the connection-type panel, click any one (Here, the Microsoft Excel Connection type is selected for demonstration) of the listed connection type buttons shown.

Data source list

  1. In the NEW DATA SOURCE configuration panel, fill the connection type and related details. Click the Connect.

Connect button

  1. Drag your preferred table or view from the left pane in the data design view and click Save.

Virtual table

  1. Drag the Map control icon from the toolbox into the design panel. You can find control by searching in the toolbox.

Adding Bubblemap

  1. Click Properties in the configuration panel to open the property pane. Switch to the ASSIGN DATA tab.

Designer properties button

The property panel renders as follows.

Data tab

click on the Assign Data.

Choropleth map data tab

The data tab will be opened with available measures and dimensions from the connected data source.

Assign data

Bind columns by dragging the element from the Measures section to Location Value.

Bind columns for Bubblemap

Drag the elements from the Dimension section to the Location Name.

Add location name field

You can use the aggregation function to change the Location Value of the column.

Value

You can use the Filter to filter the data. For more details, refer to this filter.

Filter for Bubblemap

You can format the values by selecting the Format option. For more details, refer to the measure format.

Format for Bubblemap

You can use the Filter(s) option to filter the data. For more details, refer to this filter.

Configuring widget filters

You can clear the filters by selecting the Clear options.

You can add more than one value to the Location Name field. The alert message will be shown to enable the drill-down option. Click Yes to enable the option.

NOTE: If you click No, a single value will be added to the Location Name field.

Here is an illustration,

Choropleth map

Choropleth map demo

Bubble map

Bubble map

There is a section Location Tooltip, which is used to show the values of bound columns while rendering tooltips in a map widget.

Bubble map Tooltip data

Here, this value comes with a tooltip.

Choropleth map

Choropleth map Tooltip data

Bubble map

Bubble map Tooltip data

You can render markers with Marker Latitude and Marker Longitude data.

Bind columns by dragging the element from the Measures or Dimension sections to Marker Latitude and Marker Longitude. This section allows both Measures and Dimensions. To render markers, both Marker Latitude and Marker Longitude sections should have data.

Bubble map Latitude data

Bubble map Longitude data

The map renders as follows.

Choropleth map

Choropleth map Marker data

Bubble map

Bubble map Marker data

Marker has an individual tooltip. Bind data to a Marker Tooltip from the Measures or Dimensions sections.

Bubble map Marker tooltip

Bubble map Marker tooltip

You can use the aggregation function to change the Marker Tooltip Which column bounds from the Measures section.

Bubble map Marker tooltip Data

You can filter the data using the Filter option for both Measure and Dimensions field data. For more details, refer to this filter.

Bubble map Marker tooltip filter

Bubble map Marker tooltip filter

You can format the values by selecting the Format option for Measure field data. For more details, refer to the measure format.

Bubble map Marker tooltip format

Here, the marker tooltip shows data while the cursor hovers over the marker.

Choropleth map

Choropleth map Marker tooltip data

Bubble map

Bubble map Marker tooltip data

How to format a map?

You can format the map for a better illustration of the view that you require using the settings available in the Properties tab.

General Settings

General settings

Name

This allows you to set a title for the map widget.

Subtitle

This allow you to set a subtitle for the map widget.

Description

This allows you to set a brief explanation about the map widget.

Basic settings

Basic Settings

Show Tooltip

This option allows you to toggle the visibility of tooltip in a map.

Map type

You can choose the map type as choropleth or bubble map.

Map

Show legend

A Legend is a text used to describe the plotted data. It allows you to toggle the visibility of legend in the map.

Map

Show Label

This allows you to enable the visibility of Data Labels.

Show Labels

Label Color

This allows you to customize the data labels color.

Value Labels Color

Value Labels Color

Enable Multi Selection

This option will be enabled only after you enable the Act as Master Widget option and this allows you to filter the multiple data by enabling the Enable Multi Selection option.

Shape kind

You can select any type of shape (country or continent or state) from the shape kind drop-down.

Choropleth color

Shape data

You can choose a shape for the selected country or continent or state. The combo box data shows based on the selected values in the shape Kind.

Choropleth map field

Legend Settings

This section allows you to customize the legend in the map.

Choropleth color

Show legend

This allows you to toggle the visibility of legend in a map. By default, it will be enabled.

Type

It defines the legend type whether layers or marker.

  • If Location Value and Location Name alone are configured without Marker Latitude and Longitude, the legend type will be Layers by default. In this case, the Type option will not be shown.

Layers Legend

  • If Marker Latitude and Longitude alone bounded with advanced customization in the map without Location Name and Value configuration, the type will be Markers by default. In this case, the Type option will not be shown.

Markers Legend

  • If both Location Value and Location Name and Marker Latitude and Longitude with advanced customization configured, the Type option will be shown in Legend Settings section.In this case, Legend will be shown based on legend type. In below image, the legend will be shown for Layers by default.

Legend Type

For type Markers, legend will be shown as below.

Legend Type Marker

Show Title

This option allows you to toggle the visibility of legend title in a map.

Show Legend Title

Show Legend Title in Map

Title

This allows you to edit the legend title of a map.

Map Legend Title

Legend Title

Position

This provides the option to select the legend placement in a map.

Marker Settings

Marker Settings

Marker Based Zoom

If you enable this option, the map will be automatically zoomed in to the marker area. Here in the following map widget, the map has a single marker. It will be useful for the filtering process.

Map Zoom

By enabling this option, the map will be zoomed in on the area where the marker is placed.

Map Zoom In

Marker Shape

This option allows you to customize the marker shape on the map.

Map Shape Dropdown

Map Shape

Color

This option allows you to customize the marker color.

Width

This option allows you to customize the marker width

Height

This option allows you to customize the marker height.

Advanced

This option allows you to customize the map marker.

If you enable the Advanced option, the color customization window will render as follows:

Advance Marker settings

You can change based on the field and summary type.

You can choose a series of colors with the Color color picker using multiple condition sets for measure value: greater than, less than, equal to, not equal to, between, not between, greater than or equal to, less than or equal to. For Dimension values: starts with, ends with, contains, not contains, equals, not equals. You can customize the width and height of the marker.

You can customize the shape of the marker with the Marker Shape option or you can customize the shape as an image with the Marker Image option. You can also customize the legend name by providing the necessary values inside the condition name and you can also add multiple conditions.

Rule Color changes for marker

If you click save, the map widget will render like this:

Rule Color changes for marker in map

You can enable linking and configure to navigate to a general URL with or without parameters. For more details, refer to the Linking.

Link

Formatting

This section shows up when the Location Value and Location Name fields have values.

Default Color settings

Monochromatic

You can configure a single color palette whose saturation differs based on the value density.

Monochromatic

Default Color settings

Advanced Settings

This allows you to customize the map color with three different types: gradient, rule, or individual. By default, the window renders with gradient type.

If you enable the option Advanced, the color customization window will render as follows.

Advance Color settings

Advance Color Dialog

Gradient

You can select based on which field to apply gradient color by the Based On dropdown. You can change the summary type. You can edit the Low and the High value and their colors. By default, the low value takes the minimum value of the map and the high value takes the maximum value of the map. Mid can be enabled and can change its value and color can be changed. By default, mid-color is disabled.

If you click save, the map will render as follows.

Choropleth map

Choropleth map Gradient Color settings

Bubble map

Bubble map Gradient Color settings

Default color

Default Color settings

The default color will apply for the conditions that are not satisfied by the advance color customization.

Rule

You can select the rule settings by clicking the Rule radio button. The color customization window renders as follows.

Rule Color settings

You can change based on field and summary type as gradient type. The Value Type can be change with value or percentage.

You can choose a series of colors with the Fill color picker using multiple condition sets: greater than, less than, equal to, not equal to, between, Not between, greater than or equal to, less than or equal to. You can customize the legend name by providing necessary values inside condition name. You can also add multiple conditions.

Rule Color changes

If you click save the map widget will render like this.

Choropleth map

Choropleth map Rule Color Setting changes

Bubble map

Bubble map Rule Color Setting changes

Individual

You can select the rule settings by clicking the Individual radio button. The color customization window renders like this.

Individual settings

This type renders with the individual default color for each value of the map. You can change its color with individual color pickers. If you want to reset your changes return to the default color with Reset.

You can save your changes by clicking Save. Now, the map renders with changes.

Choropleth map

Choropleth map Individual settings changes

Bubble map

Bubble map Individual settings changes

Filter

Filter

Act as Master Widget

This allows you to define the map widget as a master widget such that its filter action can be made to listen by other widgets in the dashboard.

Select a shape to filter interaction, the menu will be shown as follows.

Context Menu

Filter interaction

If you enable Act as Mater Widget option, Enable Multi Selection will be shown.

Multi Selection Option

This option allows using multiple filter interactions.

Consider if you clicked one shape in the map widget already, then click another shape and select the Filtering option on the menu. Now, the slave widget will respond like this.

Slave for Multi Selection

Ignore filter actions

It defines the map widget to ignore the filter actions applied to other widgets in the dashboard.

Enable Hierarchical Filter

Through this option, you can enable or disable hierarchical the Top N filtering. While applying the Top N filter with multiple dimension columns, the data returned can be customized based on whether the filtering needs to be done as flat or based on the hierarchy of added dimension columns.

When the Hierarchical Filter option is enabled, the Top N will be applied for each individual column separately based on the number set for each column.

Container Appearance

Container Appearance

Title Alignment

This allows you to handle the alignment of widget title to either left, center, or right.

Title Color

This allows you to apply the text color to the widget title.

Title Auto Font Size

On enabling Auto Font Size, the font size of the title will be adjusted automatically if the resolution of the screen varies.

Font Size

This allows you to apply the specified size of the font to the widget title if the Title Auto Font Size is disabled. Value can be between 10 and 44.

Subtitle Auto Font Size

On enabling Auto Font Size, the font size of the subtitle will be adjusted automatically if the resolution of the screen varies.

Font Size

This allows you to apply the specified size of the font to the widget title if the Subtitle Auto Font Size is disabled. Value can be between 10 and 32.

Auto Padding

On enabling Auto Padding, the padding of the widget container will be adjusted automatically if the size of the widget varies.

Padding

This allows you to customize the padding of the widget container if the Auto Padding is disabled. Value can be between 0 and 25.

Show Border

This allows you to toggle the visibility of the border surrounding the widget.

Corner Radius

This allows you to apply the specified radius to the widget corners if the Show Border is enabled. Value can be between 0 and 10.

Show Background Image

This allow you to set the background image for the map widget.

Background Color

This allows you to set the background color to the map widget.

Transparency

This property allows you to change the transparency from 0.0 to 1.0.

Show Shadow

This allows you to toggle the visibility of the shadow surrounding the widget.

Container actions

Container Actions

Show Header

This allows you to enable or disable the widget title of the map.

Allow Maximize View

This allows you to enable or disable the maximized mode of the map widget. The visibility of the maximize icon in the widget header will be defined based on the setting in the viewer.

Allow CSV Export

This allows you to enable or disable the CSV export option for the map widget. Enabling this allows you to export the summarized data of the widget view to CSV format in the viewer.

Allow Excel Export

This allows you to enable or disable the Excel export option for the map widget. Enabling this allows you to export the summarized data of the widget view to (.xlsx or .xls) format in the viewer.

Allow Image Export

This allows you to enable or disable the Image export option for the map widget. Enabling this allows you to export the view of the widget to image format (.jpg), (.png), or (.bmp) in the viewer.

Allow PDF Export

This allows you to enable or disable the PDF export option for the map widget. Enabling this allows you to export the view of the widget to pdf format in the viewer.

Enable Comments

This allows you to enable or disable comment for the dashboard widget. For more details, refer to this link.

Allow View Underlying Data

This allows you to visualize the raw data associated with a widget at runtime.

To learn more about viewing the underlying widget data, refer to the view data documentation.

Pin Widget

This allows you to pin the widget.