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Creating Stunning Dashboards with QlikView by Swizec Teller

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Geographic representations

Maps are one of the most eye-catching visualizations available in any BI tool. Unfortunately, these objects are frequently misused and end up serving only as decoration. Whether you use a specialized platform, such as GeoQlik or QlikMaps, a custom-built extension object or borrow the Google API, these recommendations might be useful while implementing geographic visualizations:

  • Just as with any other chart, the inclusion of maps should be based on whether or not they add something valuable to the dashboard.
  • Select the most adequate representation depending on your data. Many tools let the designer choose between choropleth, isopleth, dot, and proportional symbols maps.
  • The color palette used in these graphics should contrast ...

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