Geo charts

Geo charts show data on a map by location. There are three geo charts that let you visualize geographical data in ThoughtSpot: 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.

See also:

Geo chart customizations

Geo charts allow you to customize the map display by changing the Map type.

To customize the Map type, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to any geo chart that you have edit privileges for.

  2. Select the edit chart icon chart configuration icon on the left side of your screen.

  3. Select Settings in the Edit chart panel.

  4. Click on the Map type dropdown, and select one of the options: Light, Dark, Outdoors, Streets, Satellite, or Satellite Streets. The default is Light.

For example, view the Light (default), Outdoors and Dark map types:

Geo chart light type
Geo chart outdoors type
Geo chart dark type

Limitations

Geo charts do NOT support conditional formatting.