What you need
To create a dictionary of data that will be used and referenced by your Data Driven Mapping applications.
You will already have prepared your data, either by joining the transactions to the various master and lookup files as per How to prepare for your vizMap application – Data and How to prepare for your VizMap application – Parameters, or you will have created your matched transactional and locational data in some other way. Now it is time to prepare the vizMap Dictionary.
What is the dictionary
First open the sheet – step by step parameters. You will see a parameter block as below
- the fields beginning with marker.. are for the same purpose as covered in How to Overlay circles on a Map, Quicklinks and Categories and How to use alternative Map icons and are optional.
- The mandatory fields are required to be able to plot on a map or on earth and to provide labels and content for mouseover and infowindows.
- Everything else is optional and will be referenced when we describe the visualizations later on. It is possible to use the same column to provide data for different vizMap data fields. For example, Address ID is used multiple times above. You will see why when we look at VizMap Measures
What just happened ?
The dictionary that describes all the data that will be used in the vizMap application is now created and we can use it to define the contents associated with each location on the generated map or earth visualization.
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