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Map Points Chart Options

This page describes the options for editing map points charts in the visualization menu. This menu can be accessed by clicking the gear in the upper right corner of the visualization tab.

Map Points charts are useful for plotting data represented by points on a map. To plot regions, use Map Regions. Map Point charts plot a single dimension of type: location, and a single measure. Additional dimensions will be shown in the tool-tip on hover.

Please note that your data must be grouped appropriately for the visualization type (regions map or points map) and specific map (US, UK, World, etc.) that you choose. See the Map section below for guidance. Some of the options listed below may be grayed out or hidden in situations where they would conflict with other settings you have chosen.

Map Menu Options

Map

Map enables you to choose the map on which you want to use to display data. The following options are available:

  • Austin, Texas (ZIP Codes): Use data grouped by Austin zip codes (for region or point maps) or lat/long locations (for point maps only)
  • New York City (ZIP Codes): Use data grouped by NYC zip codes (for region or point maps) or lat/long locations (for point maps only)
  • San Francisco Peninsula (ZIP Codes): Use data grouped by San Francisco peninsula zip codes (for region or point maps) or lat/long locations (for point maps only)
  • United Kingdom (Postcode Areas): Use data grouped by UK postal codes (for region or point maps) or lat/long locations (for point maps only)
  • United States: Use data grouped by US states (for region maps only), zip codes (for point maps only), or lat/long locations (for point maps only)
  • World: Use data grouped by country (for region maps only) or lat/long locations (for point maps only)
  • Custom: Enables you to define your own map using TopoJSON

TopoJSON URL

For map charts set to Map Custom, TopoJSON URL sets the location of a TopoJSON file that defines your map boundaries.

TopoJSON Object Key

For map charts set to Map Custom, TopoJSON Object Key selects which map from the TopoJSON file to plot, since TopoJSON can support multiple maps in a single file. Set this parameter to one of the map names defined in the file.

Projection

For map charts set to Map Custom, Projection enables you to choose which D3 projection will be used to render your map. Examples of the many options are shown here.

Style Menu Options

Point Color

Point Color sets the color that will be used for each point on a map points chart.

This parameter takes a single color value. The color value can be formatted as a RGB hex string, such as #2ca6cd, or as a CSS named color string, such as mediumblue.

Map Color

Map Color sets the background color of regions on a map points chart.

This parameter takes a single color value. The color value can be formatted as a RGB hex string, such as #2ca6cd, or as a CSS named color string, such as mediumblue.

Outer Border Color

Outer Border Color sets the color of the overall map border.

This parameter takes a single color value. The color value can be formatted as a RGB hex string, such as #2ca6cd, or as a CSS named color string, such as mediumblue.

Inner Border Color

Inner Border Color sets the border color of each map region.

This parameter takes a single color value. The color value can be formatted as a RGB hex string, such as #2ca6cd, or as a CSS named color string, such as mediumblue.

Outer Border Width

Outer Border Width sets the width of the overall map border, specified as a number of pixels.

Inner Border Width

Inner Border Width sets the border width of each map region, specified as a number of pixels.

Point Radius

Point Radius sets the radius of each point on a map points chart, specified as a number of pixels. When left unset, Looker scales the radius of each point according to its magnitude.

Show Full Field Name in Tooltips

Show Full Field Name in Tooltips toggles whether to show the view name along with the field name when you hover over a map region.