Geographical information can be plotted in Qlik Sense by making use of the Map object. In order to create geo maps in Qlik Sense, we need to load the location information also called point or area data. The location information can be loaded either from a Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file, if available, or a database, web service, or from a simple Excel file. Data can also be loaded inline, which is what we are going to do in our following recipe.
For the purpose of this recipe, we will make use of an inline data load which gives us the location information for different countries in the form of latitudes and longitudes: