Map objects define the different levels
that users can drill down into on a map report and the data displayed on these levels. Admins can
create and manage these objects.
Each map report contains a map source hierarchy, which configures the data for a map level. The
report also contains a map hierarchy, which defines the map drill levels. The Level field
connects levels for these hierarchies. For example, the data in the Level 1 map is displayed on
the Level 1 map object.
A set of predefined map sources and maps are available by default. Use
these predefined objects whenever possible. If you need a map source that does not exist,
generate it automatically using Generate map source levels link on the
map source form, then customize it. You can automatically generate map source levels only
for map sources that reference the location table. These map sources have a field that ends in
Table 1. Map objects
||Defines a set of data to display on a map report.
The map source that a user selects
in the Map data field when creating a map report is actually a map
source hierarchy. There is one map source level for each drill level on the map. The top map
source in the hierarchy is not a level, but rather a wrapper for other hierarchy levels.
Each map source contains the data for a single map hierarchy drill level, with both having
the same Level.
Because they both specify the data that is used
for a report, a map source is similar to a report source. However, in a map source you
select a field to report on instead of a table.
||The map that data is displayed on. Maps are set up in a hierarchy defined by
parent-child relationships. Each hierarchy level is a drill level on the map report. A JSON
definition (geoJSON definition for geographical maps) defines the actual map layout.
Select an existing map or create a new one. You can optionally define conditions for a
map, which further filters the data it displays.
||Transform the data in a map source to a value that can be displayed on a map.
Mappings are organized into the Countries and State /
Province mapping groups. During map source configuration, you select the
mapping group to transform the data in that source. The mapping group that you select must
match the Field that you have selected.
For example, a map
source that has a Field value of Locations
Country would use the Country mappings group. A map
source that has a Field value of Locations State /
Province would use the Region and state mappings mapping