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 explains the data configuration of a map.

Click Data Source in configuration panel.

Data button

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

Data source button

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

Data source list

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

Connect button

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

Virtual table

Drag the Map control icon from the tool box into the design panel. You can find a control in the tool box by searching.

Choropleth map

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

Designer properties button

property panel render as follows.

Data tab

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

click on 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.

Choropleth map

Drag the elements from the Dimension section to Location Name.

Choropleth map

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.

Choropleth map

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

Choropleth map

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

Choropleth map

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 used to show the values of bound columns while rendering tooltips in a map widget.

Choropleth 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 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.

Choropleth map Latitude data

Choropleth map Longitude data

the map renders as follows.

Choropleth map

Choropleth map Marker data

Bubble map

Bubble map Marker data

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

Choropleth map Marker tooltip

Choropleth map Marker tooltip

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

Choropleth 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.

Choropleth map Marker tooltip filter

Choropleth map Marker tooltip filter

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

Choropleth 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 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

Map type

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

Map

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 map listed in the combo box for the map.

Choropleth map field

Link

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

Link

Color settings

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

Default Color settings

Monochromatic

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

Advanced

This allows you to customize 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

Gradient

You can select based on which field to apply gradient color by Based On drop down. 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 enable and can change its value and color can be changed. By default, mid-color is disabled.

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

Choropleth map

Gradient Color settings

Bubble map

Gradient Color settings

Default color

Default Color settings

Default color will apply for conditions not satisfied by advance color customization.

Rule

You can select 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 renders like this.

Choropleth map

Rule Color Setting changes

Bubble map

Rule Color Setting changes

Individual

You can select the rule settings by clicking 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

Individual settings changes

Bubble map

Individual settings changes

Filter

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.

Ignore filter actions

This allows you to set the map widget to ignore the filter actions applied on other widgets in the dashboard.

Container appearance

Container appearance properties

Title alignment

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

Title color

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

Show border

This allows you to apply a specified radius to the widget corners, if the Show Border property is enabled, then the value can be between 0 and 10.

Corner radius

This allows you to apply a specified radius to the widget corners. The value can be between 0 and 10.

Show maximize

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 this setting. Clicking this icon in viewer will show the maximized view of the map widget.

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.

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.

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 viewer.

Enable comments

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