Creating a Scatter Map Widget
Scatter maps let you visualize geographical data as points scattered on a map. The map distinguishes data using different colors and sizes for the data points.
- Click , the Dashboards tab, and select a dashboard from the list.
- In the Widget library panel, click , the Create new widget button, to create a widget and open it in the Widget Designer.For more information, see Creating Widgets.
- In the Widget Designer, select Scatter Map from the list of widget types in the top-left corner.
- In the data panel on the left, add data to the widget:
- In the Location section, click , the Add button, and select a field that contains geographical data.The supported location types are country, city, state/province, and latitude/longitude.
To visualize latitude and longitude data, you must first add the field containing latitude data and then the field containing longitude data.
To improve the accuracy of the map:
- Use more than one geographic level. For example, if you have both a country and a city field, add both of them in the Location section.
- Click the location type icon in the top-left corner of the geographic field and select Country, State/Province, or City, instead of the default Auto option.
- In the Color section, click , the Add button, and select the field that you want to use to color the data in the chart.The Color field must contain numeric data. The values of this field are displayed when you hover over a data point on the map.
- In the Size section, click , the Add button, and select the field that determines the size of the points.This field must contain numeric data.
- In the Details section, click , the Add button, and select an additional data field that appears when you hover over a data point on the map.
- In the Location section, click , the Add button, and select a field that contains geographical data.
- In the Design tab on the right, customize the appearance of the widget:
- Under Markers Style, specify the style of the data points.
- Under Marker Size, specify the size of the data points.If you are not using a Size field, the slider changes the size of all the points on the map. If you are using a Size field, drag each side of the slider to determine the relative minimum and maximum point sizes.
- Click Apply.