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Visualize your Data with Geo Maps

Learn how to create, interact with, and filter through a Geo Map
You will learn
  • How to create a Geo map
  • How to interact with and filter a Geo map
katmchengKatryn ChengMay 5, 2022
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March 18, 2022


  • You have access to an SAP Analytics Cloud account
  • Step 1

    First, let’s rename the two pages we’ve made so far.

    1. Click on each page in the Tab bar

    2. Select Rename

    Rename 1

    3. Rename the pages to “Sales Summary” and “Sales Manger Summary” respectively

    Rename 2
  • Step 2

    A Geo map allows users to overlay multiple layers of business data on a Geo map with detailed geographic information to perform analyses on geographic data. Let’s create one.

    4. Go to the Sales Summary page

    5. Click the + icon and select Geo Map under Insert in the Tool bar

    Geo Map icon

    Geo visualizations consist of one or multiple layers which can be sourced from different data sets.

    6. Click + Add Layer

    Geo Map

    7. Choose Choropleth / Drill Layer for the Layer Type for drill down capabilities

    8. Choose City_Location for the Location Dimension

    9. Choose Sales Revenue for the Choropleth Color (a 0-100% color scale will be generated on the Geo Map based on Sales Revenue)

    10. Click OK

    Geo Map 2

    11. Stretch out the Geo map to fill the bottom right of the dashboard and rename the Geo Map chart title to “Sales Revenue by Location”

    Geo Map name

    Click here to learn more.

  • Step 3

    The chosen Choropleth layer is useful for comparing and analyzing data from across locations. Furthermore, the drill layer allows you to drill up and down between a Country, its State, and the Cities within the State.

    The color represents the Sales Revenue per country with pink representing a high percentage of Sales Revenue and blue representing a low percentage.

    12. Hover over United States to see its Sales Revenue

    13. Click the country and select Drill Down

    14. Repeat the above steps on Texas to see the cities within the State

    Interact Geo Map

    Furthermore, you can also filter data directly on the map by drawing a polygon, circle, or square around the data points that we want to focus on.

    15. Click the shape icon and select the Square filter

    16. Click and drag to create a square over an area, then select the Filter icon

    Filter Geo Map

    It is best practice to save regularly. Before moving on, click Save.

    Before we move on, your dashboard should now look like this:

    Dashboard Update
  • Step 4

    Which of the following is a good use case for using a Geo map?

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