Creating point maps - Amazon QuickSight

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Creating point maps

You can create point maps in Amazon QuickSight to show the difference between data values for each location by size. Each point on this type of map corresponds to a geographic location in your data, such as a country, state or province, or city. The size of the points on the map represents the magnitude of the field in the Size field well, in relation to other values in the same field. The color of the points represents the values in the Color field well. The field values in the Color field well display in the legend, if you choose a field for color.

Use the following procedure to create a point map in QuickSight.

To create point maps in QuickSight, make sure that you have the following:

  • One geospatial field (such as country, state or region, county or district, city, or ZIP code or postal code). Or you can use one latitude field and one longitude field.

  • One numeric field (measure) for size.

  • (Optional) A categorical field (dimension) for color.

For information on formatting geospatial maps, see Map and geospatial chart formatting options.

Creating point maps

To create a point map
  1. Add a new visual to your analysis. For more information about starting analyses, see Starting an analysis in Amazon QuickSight. For more information about adding visuals to analyses, see Adding a visual.

  2. For Visual type, choose the Points on map icon. It looks like a globe with a point on it.

									This is an image of the point map icon.
  3. Drag a geographic field from the Fields list pane to the Geospatial field well, for example Country. You can also choose a latitude or longitude field.

    A point map appears with a point for each location in your data.

    If the field is part of a geographic hierarchy, the hierarchy displays in the field well.

									This is an image of a point map with country on the geographic field well.
  4. Drag a measure from the Fields list pane to the Size field well.

    The points on the map update to show the magnitude of values for each location.

									This is an image of the previous point map with sales on the size field well.
  5. (Optional) Drag a dimension from the Fields list pane to the Color field well.

    Each point updates to show a point for each categorical value in the dimension.

									This is an image of the previous point map with segment on the color field well.