Graph App

How to use the Graph app?


With the Graph app (Spotzi Enterprise Plan) you can turn your map into a data dashboard and get started with location analytics. Along with the extensive map sharing options of Spotzi this is also a great way to visualize your location data for your colleagues, customers or fellow classmates.

In this article we will give you more information on how to use the graph app and how to create a dashboard of your map. Below you can read a step-by-step guide of this functionality:

Share your maps with graphs

The Graphs App is an ideal solution if you want to share your maps with your colleagues, clients and fellow students. If you turn on the visibility of your graphs they will be added automatically to your shared map. Read our map sharing options for more information.

Add graph blocks

1. To start building your graph blocks you can click the Graph App button in the toolbar.

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2. It is also possible to start this app from your My Apps menu.

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3. Once you have activated the graph app you can immediately start with adding graph blocks (max. 4). Now you can choose between the following graphs and blocks: double bar chart, bar chart, comparing bar chart, pie chart, comparing pie chart, radar chart, line chart, comparing line chart, single value, text block, average block, count block and a sum block.

Dynamic Graph blocks

Dynamic graph blocks will change with every click. Click a point or area on the map and the graph will show the metrics of that particular feature. In the Mapbuilder the following graph types can be selected:

Double Bar Chart

With the double bar chart option you can visualize the value (only numeric) of every map feature in a bar chart. This double bar chart gives the value of that specific map feature and compares this value with the average of the total dataset.

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Bar Chart

With the bar chart option you can visualize the value (only numeric) of every map feature in a bar chart.

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Comparing Bar Chart

With the comparing bar chart option you can visualize the value (only numeric) of every map feature in a bar chart. This comparing bar chart gives the value of that specific map feature and compares this value with the average of the total dataset.

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Pie Chart

With the pie chart option you can visualize multiple values (only numeric) of every map feature. This pie chart is a great graph when you want to visualize percentages. An interesting application when you want to visualize e.g. gender distribution or age demographics like in this example below.

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Comparing Pie Chart

With the pie chart option you can visualize multiple values (only numeric) of every map feature.  This pie chart is a great graph when you want to visualize percentages. An interesting application when you want to visualize e.g. gender distribution or ethnicity. This comparing pie chart gives the value of that specific map feature and compares this value with the average of the total dataset.

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Radar Chart

With the radar chart option you can visualize multiple values (only numeric) of every map feature.  A radar chart is a graphical method of displaying multivariate data in the form of a two-dimensional chart of three or more quantitative variables represented on axes starting from the same point. An interesting application when you want to visualize multiple values of a map feature and if you want to compare the data with the average values of the total dataset.

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Line Chart

The line chart is a great way to show developments like population growth.

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Comparing Line Chart

The comparing line chart is a great way to show developments like population growth and also shows how this development compares to the average of the dataset.

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Single Value

With the single value option you can visualize the value (only numeric) of every map feature. 

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What value is shown when no map feature is clicked?

The single value box will show the data when a map feature is clicked. When no map feature is clicked the box will show the average value.

Static Graph blocks

Compared to the dynamic graphs, the static graph blocks won’t change when a map feature is selected. Keep in mind that blocks like sum, average and count will change when the map is filtered (Filter App). In the Mapbuilder the following graph types can be selected:

Text

With the text option you can give extra information about your map.

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Average

This block will show you the average of the complete map, your map extent or the average value after adding a filter. Showing the average values on your map works well when filtering data based on a buffer like the example below. This case shows the average spending index around a business location.

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Count

This count block is a great way to count how many areas or points (like addresses) are left when filtering your map. Showing the count works well when you want to create a share with a filter menu. This block will automatically count the number of areas/points based on the defined filter.

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Sum

This block is great to sum up values of multiple areas. Filter your map and get the total population of your selected areas. Showing the average values on your map works well when filtering data based on a buffer like the example below. This case shows the average spending index around a business location.

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Edit graph blocks

Do you want to change one of the graph blocks? No problem, just click the pencil button in the upper right corner.

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Delete graph blocks

Do you want to delete one of the graph blocks? No problem, just click the delete button in the upper right corner.

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