Specifying geographic fields
In CDP Data Visualization, you can explicitly specify a dataset field as one of the many supported geographical types.
In this example we use the dataset Canadian Census,
constructed from the files canada_census_population_dwellings.csv and ca-postal-codes.csv, and joined of the fields
Postal Code, respectively.
The following steps demonstrate how to assign Geo Types to a dataset field. We are using
the two fields from the join of the Canadian Census dataset:
Postal Code from
- Navigate to the dataset that you must modify. In this example, we are using the Canadian Census dataset.
- In the Dataset Detail menu, select Fields.
- In the Fields interface, select Edit
- To specify that the field is a Geo Type, In Edit
mode, click the (down) icon on the right side of the field, and
select the Edit Fields option.
- In the Edit Field Parameters window modal, under
Geo Type, select the appropriate option from the menu, and click
Fsa, we also changed the Display Name to
Postal Codein the example.
- Repeat for the
Postal Codefield of the table
ca_postal_codes, and click Apply.
- Repeat with the
Provincefield of the table
ca_postal_codes, changing the Geo Type to
State/Province. Click Apply.
- [Optional] Apply the Geo type to the fields that represent Latitude and Longitude, if they are not named appropriately.
- Under Dataset: Canadian Census, click Save.
The dataset can now be successfully used for map and interactive map visuals, without further adjustments at the level of the visual.