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Static Map (Points) chart options

Static map (points) charts are useful for plotting data represented by points on a map. To plot regions, use static map (regions). Static map (points) charts plot a single dimension of type: location or type: zipcode, and a single measure. Additional dimensions appear in the tool-tip on hover.

Your data must be grouped appropriately for the visualization type (regions map or points map) and the specific map (US, UK, World) that you choose. See the Map section below for guidance.

To select a static map (points) chart, click the ellipses (…) on the Visualization menu bar and select Static Map (Points). Click the gear in the upper right corner of the visualization tab to format your visualization.

Options listed below may be grayed out or hidden in situations where they conflict with other settings you have chosen.

Map menu options

Map

You can choose a map to display your data:

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, you can choose which D3 projection to use to render your map. Many options examples are shown on this Github page.

Style menu options

Point Color

You can set the color to use 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

You can set 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

You can set 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

You can set 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

You can set the width of the overall map border, specified as a number of pixels.

Inner Border Width

You can set the border width of each map region, specified as a number of pixels.

Point Radius

You can set 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

You can toggle whether to show the view name along with the field name when you hover over a map region.

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