Geo charts

Geo charts show data on a map by location. They are geo area, geo bubble, and geo heatmap charts. These geo charts can display six types of geographical data, depending on territory:

  • Country

  • State

  • County

  • Zip code

  • Point (latitude/longitude)

  • Other sub-nation regions (for international countries)

ThoughtSpot supports maps for many countries. Please see the complete list in Geo Map Reference.

Displayed Geo data

Here is a table that shows which GeoType data can be displayed using which geo chart type.

GeoType Data Type Geo chart type Notes

Country

VARCHAR

Geo area (default), geo bubble, geo heatmap

Can also be regions.

County

VARCHAR

Geo area (default), geo bubble, geo heatmap

Only for counties in the United States.

Latitude (point)

VARCHAR or DOUBLE

Geo bubble (default), geo heatmap

Must use both latitude and longitude columns.

Longitude (point)

VARCHAR or DOUBLE

Geo bubble (default), geo heatmap

Must use both latitude and longitude columns.

State

VARCHAR

Geo area (default), geo bubble, geo heatmap

Only for states in the United States.

Zipcode

VARCHAR

Geo bubble (default), geo heatmap

Refer to the Geo Map reference to see which countries have supported zip codes.

Other sub-nation regions

VARCHAR

Geo area (default), geo bubble, geo heatmap

The display depends on the type of administrative region.

For data to display in geo charts, your administrator must configure it as geographical data. If you don’t get an expected map visualization, contact your administrator so they can configure the system correctly.

Area charts

Geo area charts highlight the regions of interest, and display boundaries for various regions.

state level geo area chart

To paint a geo area chart, your search must include a geographical column with appropriate granularity. See Geo Map Reference.

Geo bubble charts

Geo bubble charts, like bubble charts, display the value of the measure through the relative size of the bubble. Zip code data is a good choice for geo bubble charts.

geo bubble chart example

To paint a geo bubble chart, your search must include a geographical column, or a latitude and longitude pair.

Geo heatmap charts

Geo heatmap charts display the value of the measure through the depth of color of the area. Use geo heatmap charts to see the relative value or density of a measure by location (for example, "sales" relative to "customer zip code").

Geo heatmap chart example

To use the geo heatmap chart, your search must include a geographical column, or a longitude and latitude pair. ThoughtSpot supports geographical visualizations for many countries; see the Geo map reference for details.