Geo Charts (Pushpins)

Geo charts (pushpins) show data broken down geographically. Geo charts show data points as bubbles using the coordinates from the location attribute. In addition, geo charts can display the size of the bubbles in proportions using another metric. If you add an attribute to the Segment by section, the bubbles get different colors for each value.

Geo Chart

Geo charts (pushpins) have the following sections:

  • Location
  • Metric (Size)
  • Metric (Color)
  • Segment by
  • Configuration

For information about common characteristics and settings of all visualizations, see the Visualization Types section.

To set a specific part of the map to be seen when you open the visualization, go to Configuration > Map > Default viewport and select a part of the map.

For the configuration options common for all visualizations, see the Configure Visualization Properties section.

Configure Data for Geo Charts

For information about the preparation of data for geo charts (pushpins), see the Configure Data for Geo Charts section.


Location Display

This example shows the distribution of shops of a fictional company.

Put the Position attribute in the Location section. Each dot represents the location where a shop is present. All dots have the same size.

Location display

For large maps, you can group nearby points so that the displayed map is not overcrowded. In the Configuration section, go to Points and select Group nearby points.

The following images show identical data - ungrouped and grouped.

Group by nearby points

Dot Size Based on Value

If you want to see a different size of the dots based on the metric value, add a metric to the Metric (size) section.

Dot size

To adjust the size of the smallest and largest dots, go to Configuration > Map > Points and select the value in the dropdown menus.

Dot size configuration

Dot Color Shade Based on Metric Value

If you put an item to the Metric (color) section, the data displays different shades of the color based on the metric value.

Metric color

Dot Color Based on Attribute Value

If you put an attribute to the Segment by section, the data displays a different color for each attribute value.

The following image shows the population in cities segmented by country:

Attribute color