Map Chart

Also known as Map Graph

1. What is a Map chart?

A map chart is used to analyze and display geographically related data and present it in the form of maps.

When to use map chart?

A map chart is ideal when in the following scenario:

  • You have geographical regions in your data set.

  • You want to position data in a geographical context.

  • You want to compare values and show categories across geographical regions.

2. How to build a Map chart with example

The world map chart effectively illustrates sales revenue across different geographical regions, providing a visual representation of the revenue distribution on a global scale and enabling businesses to identify high-performing regions, potential growth opportunities, and geographical trends that can inform strategic decision-making.

  1. Click Click here to add your first chart

  2. In the menu, select Map to create a map chart

3. Map Chart Config

  1. Select the database you use to create suggested in the list

  2. Choose the table containing the data you use to create, then it will show you the list of fields included in the table

  3. Drag/drop or select the Location properties

  4. Drag/drop or select the Value corresponding to the Location properties

  5. Drag/drop or select the Sorting field to sort out the data in the chart (optional)

  6. Drag/drop or select the Filters field to emphasize a specific data (optional)

  7. You can see the visualization of your chart on the left side and select Settings to change the element’s settings


You can change the title of the chart, choose the font, color and size of the name. You can also add the subtitle and change its format.


Instead of the World map, you can choose to display Vietnam map or Ho Chi Minh City map. You can also turn the values on and change their format.


Data color can be set auto or you can choose your favorite colors.


When you hover over an area of the chart, a text box appears to display information about the data of that area. You can change the text color, font, and background.


You can change the background color of the chart.


Change the display unit, precision, and other functions

8. After building the chart visualization, click Add to create your chart.

9. Your chart will show up along with actions like sharing, editing, etc.

We hope that the above instructions will be useful to you. Let's have a look at our other articles to learn more about using other charts in data visualization with Rocket.BI.

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