Choropleth map

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Data sections in the Choropleth Map

Attribute  the data section contains the Attribute data item, which allows you to associate map shapes with data source field values.

Maps  data section contains data items whose values are used to color map shapes. Map shape colors vary based on the map type.


Alle buttons for customizing the dashboard item are on the Design tab.

Legend is an element of a chart that identifies its series. You can specify whether or not a chart should display a legend. In the Designer, use the Show Legend button in the Legend group.

To specify the legend’s position and orientation, select one of the predefined options from the gallery in the Design Ribbon tab.

Providing maps

Dashboard ships with a set of default maps showing various parts of the world. The following maps are included.

As an alternative, use the corresponding command in the map context menu.

Dashboard uses a Shapefile vector format to provide custom maps. Commonly, this format includes two file types. To open an existing shapefile, use the Load Map or Import Map button in the Ribbon. In the invoked dialog, locate the required .shp file.

Map attributes

After you select the default map or a custom map, you can view supplemental information (such as the name of the country, state, etc.). To do this, click the Options button next to the Attribute data item.

In the invoked Map Attribute Binding dialog, click Preview. The table in the dialog displays the available attributes for the current map. Each set of attribute values is related to a specific map shape.

Map coloring

The Choropleth Map dashboard item colors map shapes depending on the provided values.

The Choropleth Map automatically selects palette and scale settings to color map shapes.

If you need to customize these settings, click the Options button next to the data item that contains these values. This invokes the Choropleth Map Options dialog.

You can specify the following settings in this window.


The Choropleth Map allows you to indicate the difference between the actual and target values of a particular parameter. This difference is called delta.

To specify delta indication settings, click the Options button next to the data item container.

This invokes the Choropleth Map Options dialog. When the map type is set to Delta, this dialog contains the following settings.

Master Filtering

Dashboard allows you to use any data-aware dashboard item as a filter for the entire dashboard (Master Filter).

 To learn more, see the Master filtering topic that describes filtering concepts common to all dashboard items.

When filtering is enabled, an end-user can click a shape (or multiple shapes by holding down the CTRL key) to make other dashboard items display only data related to selected shape(s). 

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