If you have read Dashboard overview and Dashboard basic operations, read this section to learn about how to create a geo map.  If you need to edit the dataset or create a new dataset, see Create a dataset.

Similar to a Geo bubble, a geo map uses different colors to demonstrate the data values and ranges.

A Geo map consists of a geological region and a color saturation. The geological region is determined by the data dimension, such as a province. The color saturation is determined by the data measurement, such as an order amount or a profit amount.

Notice on creating a geo map

You can set only one dimension for the geological region of a color map, and the dimension type must be of geological information. Set at least one color saturation and a maximum of five measurements.

The following uses the company_sales_record dataset as an example.

Scenario: Compare the transportation costs, order amounts, and profit amounts of multiple regions.

  1. Log on to the Quick BI console.
  2. Click Datasets to enter the dataset management page.
  3. Select company_sales_record dataset, and click Create Dashboard.
  4. Click Geo map icon.
  5. On the Data tab, select a required dimension field and measurement fields.
    In the dimension list, locate the area option and add it to the location area. In the measurement list, locate the order_amt, profit_amount, and shipping_cost options and add them to the colorscale area in sequence, as shown in the following figure.
    Note
    Make sure that the dimension type of the region field has been switched from string to geological information.


  6. Click Update. The system automatically updates the chart.
  7. On the Style tab, you can edit the title and legend of the chart.
  8. Click the Save icon to save the dashboard.

To delete the current chart, point to the upper-right corner of the chart, and choose Delete from the shortcut menu.