Soon after Qlik Sense was first released, Qlik acquired a company called Idevio who had a product called GeoAnalytics. This product was a third-party extension for QlikView and Sense which allowed the plotting of data on a map and advanced GeoCoding solutions. The map visualisation part of GeoAanlytics was brought into in every different flavour of Sense (even the free versions) and is one of the areas that sees new features at just about every release. The advanced GeoCoding elements (such as looking up the location of an address in a load script) require a separate licence, but for most use cases are not required.
The AI built into Sense looks out for potential geographical data and will suggest maps as the default visualisation when it feels the data is of the correct type. This includes simple GeoCoding of Country names, looking up the shape of countries to plot on a map.
As an aside to our MOT application, go to the Hub from the main menu and create a new application called Simple Maps (refer back to section 2.4 if you need a reminder on how to do this). Open the Load Script Editor and enter the following script:
Countries: LOAD Country, Round(Rand()*1000, 1) as Value INLINE [ Country United Kingdom Japan Mexico Egypt ];