Create a map

Maps allow a large range of options, from simply placing a point on a map, to temporally animated polygons showing how things change through time.

Step 1: Select “maps” in the menu bar to view the map visualisation option.

Step 2: Select “map” option.

Note: The default map will be placed on your Dashboard. Drag it to wherever you want by grabbing the header and you can resize it by dragging the bottom right corner.

Step 3: Click “Edit”    menu on the menu header to edit your chart’s data, appearance and social media settings.

Link data to your chart

Step 4: To link data to the map, select the “Data” tab in the edit popup, select the data file from the left file tree.  The file will open in the right data selection area.

Step 5: Select your layers which you want to represent on the map. Click on Layer drop down menu to choose the data for your map.

Step 6: A preview of your map will be generated (the box with the black border). You can resize the preview by pulling the bottom left corner.

Style a map

Global style options

  • Title: The title for your map.
  • Title-font: The title font, size and colour.
  • Transition: This is useful for the maps that show changes through time. If the transition is applied from one time step to other, the animation in the map look smoother.
  • Play: This is useful for the maps which has time and you can press “Auto” so that it starts playing as soon as the map is loaded.
  • Legend: It includes the series in the legend. It can be set “Show” if you want it to be expanded else “Hide” if you want it to be minimised.
  • Timeline: This can be set “Hide” or “Show” for the maps with time.
  • Date format: This is the format of the time in the maps. You can choose what format you need and also, you can check the syntax in the preview map along with your editing.
  • Play time: This is to regulate the speed of the time slider in the maps.

Layer style options

  • Name: Give name of your layer and this will appear in the legend.
  • Data: The data is linked to your layer (Note: you can remove your data here as well).
  • Default view: You can view your map with data in the side preview.
  • Trail: This is used for tracking the data in order to show where the marker is placed on the map.
  • File Info: If there is no data associated with a point, you can hide your file info so that nothing shows when a user clicks on that particular point.
  • Unit: this is the unit measurement of the layer.
  • Legend:It includes the series in the legend.
  1. Title: The subtitle used in the legend.
  2. Unit: The units shown in the legend.
  • Styles: Further, there are three ways to style your data:
    1. Simple Gradient: This is a default styling and is a two-step gradient. This is useful for the data such as temperature which has a single continuous range.
    2. Advanced Gradient: This is a three-step gradient with upper and lower gradient values. This is useful for the data such as pH value which deviates from a central value. pH lower than 7 is acidic and above is basic.
    3. Categories: This is equally useful for data because categories divide the data into distinct bins with different colours for each bin. Bins are created in three ways:

Equal Interval: range for each bin is equal.
Log Mode: intervals are equal on a log scale.
Quantiles: Each bin has an equal number of values.

Tooltip style options

Edit the settings of your visualisation for sharing on social media

To edit the information that will accompany the map when sharing on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), select the ‘Social’ tab.

Share your visualisation

Share your visualisation or the entire dashboard using “Share” tab under “Dashboards”.