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Static Map (Points) Chart Options

To select a static map (points) chart, click the ellipses (…) on the Visualization menu bar and select Static Map (Points).

This page describes the options for editing static 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.

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 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.

Please note that 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:

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.

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