Configuring Geo Maps

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Build and format geo maps

Geo Maps

In SAP Analytics Cloud, geo maps offer the visualization of data on a world map. You can choose from a variety of geographical mapping options to display your regional data, trends, flow, and so much more.

The figure Geo Map Navigation shows the geo map navigation options.

To use the map, enhance a data model with geo dimensions.

The following geo models are supported:

  • Import models using a manual upload.
  • Live models using SAP HANA as a datasource.

Map Layers

You can use map layers and various layer types to define geo maps in your stories.

The following layer types are available:

Bubble Layer
Shows data as points on the map where you can control the color, opacity, and size of the bubbles.
Heat Map Layer
Uses color to visualize the data density of the selected measure.
Choropleth/Drill Layer
Applies blocks of shading to different geographical locations.
Points of Interest Layer
Points of interest are sets of geographical data that can be added to a geo map and analyzed with reference to business data from a model.
Feature Layer
Uses external data from valid service URLs. This data is layered on top of your existing geo map to provide additional context.
Flow Layer
Shows the connection between two locations, such as shipping routes or flight paths.

Create Stories Using Geo Maps

Task 1: Create a story with geographical data

Business example

You are creating a story that has a requirement for geographical visualizations with location data.

Task flow

In this practice exercise, you will perform the following tasks:

  • Use the polygon filter
  • Use the zoom to data feature
  • Adjust the scaling factors
  • Use the drill down feature
  • Use basemap formatting templates
  • Use mapping layer types

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