Static Map (Points)

Maps data by postal code or by location. To use this map type, the first column in your dataset must use either the location datatype or the zipcode datatype.


Customizing the Visualization

To customize the visualization (change the background map, change region colors, allow panning and zooming, etc.), click Edit to display the parameters menu:

Each of the tabs on this menu, and each configuration option found on these tabs, is detailed in the next few sections of this documentation.


The Map Tab

Configuration options for the background map.

Map

Specifies the background map used in the visualization. Options are:

  • Austin Texas (ZIP Codes)
  • New York City (ZIP Codes)
  • San Francisco Peninsula (ZIP Codes)
  • United Kingdom (Postcode Areas)
  • United States
  • World
  • Custom *TopojSON URL *TopojSON Object Key

Projection

Specifies the map projection used for the background map. Projections are different ways of representing the curved, three-dimensional surface of the Earth on a flat, two-dimensions map.

Options are:

  • Albers
  • Albers USA
  • Azimuthal Equal Area
  • Azimuthal Equidistant
  • Conic Conformal
  • Conic Equal Area
  • Conic Equidistant
  • Equirectangular
  • Gnomic
  • Kavrayskiy7
  • Mercator
  • Orthographic
  • Stereographic
  • Transverse Mercator
  • No Projection (Cartesian)

Show Antarctica

When set to On, Antarctica is included on the map. When set to Off, Antarctica is not displayed.

Point Color

Specifies the color of individual data points on the map. Colors can be set using an RGB hex value or a CSS color name.

Map Color

Specifies the background color of map regions. Colors can be set using an RGB hex value or a CSS color name.

Outer Border Color

Specifies the border color for the map. Colors can be set using an RGB hex value or a CSS color name.

Inner Border Color

Specifies the border color for individual map regions. Colors can be set using an RGB hex value or a CSS color name.

Outer Border Width

Specifies the width (in pixels) of the map border.

Inner Border Width

Specifies the width (in pixels) of the individual map regions.

Show Full Field Name in Tooltips

When set the On, the complete field name (including the Explore name) is included in map tooltips.

When set to Off, only the Explore name is shown in tooltips.

Point Radius

Specifies the size (in pixels) of individual map points.