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 ...