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Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g by Tim Vlamis, Dan Vlamis

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CHAPTER4

Maps

Maps communicate data faster and more intuitively than any other data visualization method. Most BI data sets already contain a geographic dimension such as store addresses, sales districts, or regions. Any time you have location information about where something exists or happens, you have a geographic dimension to your data and should at least strongly consider viewing that data on a map. Map views are a native view type in OBI 11g; once the initial configuration work involved in making them available is completed, users can create maps and show BI data on them without doing any coding work at all. This makes maps much easier to ...

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