Maps: Exploring unique location data
When each record (row) in your data represents a unique location, such as a country, city, or a point-coordinate (latitude-longitude), you can map each record individually.
Exploring geographic trends
Explore geographic trends by mapping a numeric attribute, or mapping interactive selections, for example, when you highlight or lock specific categories.
Mapping Numeric Attribute by color
To understand geographic distribution of a numeric attribute (such as GDP of a country), choose the attribute using the color select box.
Time-series data: If the mapped numeric data is a time-series, you can travel in time by selecting a time-key, or auto-animating from past to forward.
Inverting color scheme: Click color invert icon. After inversion, the lower numeric values will be mapped to the current opposite color used for larger values, and vice versa.
Diverging/converging color theme: Click color flip icon.
Animated playback: Click on the play icon in the color menu. The time selection will move forward automatically.
Mapping selections / categories for comparison
You can also explore geographic trends of record groups, such as categories., by selecting and locking record groups, such as specific categories. Below, countries in four different income groups are selected via locking action.
Selecting and Filtering Records by Their Location
- Filtering: Change mouse mode to filter, click inside the map and drag mouse to define your regional filter.
- Highlighting: Hold shift key, and drag the mouse to highlight records by location.
- Comparing records on different locations: Once you highlight the records with shift key + dragging, shift+click to lock your selection and compare different record groups.
Adjusting the point size on the map
- To increase point size, click the outer border of the dot in the color legend area.
- To decrease point size, click the inner disc of the dot in the color legend area.