Choropleth Canadian postal code map

CDP Data Visualization Map visuals support choropleth mapping of measurements over a map of Canadian FSA and Postal Codes.

A map of Canada shows a comparison of population density, at the level of the FSA (1st 3 digits of the Postal Code). The following steps demonstrate how to create a new choropleth map of Canada. This example uses the Canadian Census dataset, constructed from the canada_census_population_dwellings.csv and ca-postal-codes.csvfiles, and joined of the fields fsa and Postal Code, respectively. For more information, see Canadian census, Adding data, and Creating datasets.

  1. Start a new visual based on the Canadian Census dataset.
    For instructions, see Creating a visual.
  2. In the VISUALS menu, find and click Map.
    The shelves of the visual changed. They are now Geo, Color, Size, Drill, Tooltips, X Trellis, Y Trellis, and Filters. The only mandatory shelf for map visuals is Geo.
  3. Populate the shelves from the DATA menu:
    1. Under Dimensions, select Postal Code from the table ca_postal_codes, and add it to the Geo shelf.
    2. Under Measures, select Population 2011 from table canada_census_population_dwellings, and add it to the Color shelf.
  4. Specify the use of Canada Map View in the Settings > Map interface.
    For instructions, see Map view.
  6. Optional: Alias the fields as necessary.
    For instructions, see Alias.
  7. Optional: Enable panning and zooming option, as described in Customizing zoom.
  8. Optional: Change the color palette, as described in Change color palette of visuals.
  9. Click the pencil/edit icon next to the title of the visualization to enter a name for the visual.

    In this example, the title is changed to 'Canadian 2011 Population - Postal Code Choropleth'. You can also add a brief description of the visual as a subtitle below the title of the visualization.

  10. At the top left corner of the Dashboard Designer, click SAVE.

Your visual should look something like this: