Analysing data over time in a record map

When a time-series attribute is used for color or point-size in a record map, a special set of features are enabled for analyzing your data over time.

Keshif automatically synchronizes color and point-size if either is updated, or when using animated races.

Selecting a time key for record map

To select a specific time-key,

  • Click the selected time point, and choose an option in the drop-down tab, or
  • Click the previous/next arrows next to the selected time point, or
  • Click on a new point on the time-key axis at the bottom of your map to jump to the selected time.

Animated record map time race

Animating maps over time is an engaging storytelling tool which uses smoothly animated colors (and point sizes when applicable) that gradually reveal the trends for each geographic location.

To animate changes to the map over time using the time-series attribute(s),

  • Click on the play icon in the bottom left corner of the map.

Special Features

  • The animation automatically stops after reaching final data point.
  • You can also stop the animation by clicking the pause icon, which appears when using a time race animation.
  • To animate faster by skipping 5 time keys at each step, Shift+click on the play button. For example, the video above demonstrates using the faster-animation option.

Creating Sparkline Charts

If the color uses an attribute that changes over time, the pop-ups for each geographical region (for example, country or point) automatically creates a sparkline chart. This compact visualization displays changes over time for the attribute you're using as the color source.