Geocoded maps convert location descriptions (like the name of a country, state, or city) into a location on the map. For instance, in the example below, the Country hierarchy lists 6 countries by name. When the hierarchy is added to the Map Location zone, each country listed within it is designated by a bubble or shape in the map:
Geocoded mapping is useful if your data model contains geolocation hierarchies that describe locations, as opposed to listing latitudes and longitudes. They are also important if you want to create shape maps, as shape maps support geocoding only (not longitude and latitude).
Click here for a list of administration levels (starting at the country level) and post codes supported for each country. For instance, in Australia there are 6 administrative boundaries, from level 0 to level 5, and 2 post code boundaries, each of which is supported.
Note that shape (polygon) data for cities and addresses is not supported. These levels should be plotted using the bubble map instead.
If your data model contains longitude and latitude measures, you can add these to the Map Location zone to generate a map based on the latitude and longitude, rather than geospatial locations.
With the Default and Selection tools enabled, you can:
- Left mouse click and drag to move the map.
- Right mouse click to spin the map, and change the perspective.
- Use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out.
- Map Visuals: there are three map visuals to choose from:
- Map Type: Pyramid supports the following map types: flat map, topology map, street map, satellite map, satellite & street map.
- Geo-Boundary:create custom columns representing the geographical locations inside and outside of a given boundary.