23 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2016 3:09 PM by Aehman K RSS

    Map object

    Babina Pradhan

      Hi All,

      I am using the free qlik cloud version for creating map but for some of the location the bubble is not showing in the right location as for example Rochester, NY and also Greenville, SC.


      Also how do I change the color for the particular bubble.


      Thanks in advance.

        • Re: Map object
          Aehman K

          If the bubble is not showing on map it means you have no data for those states.

          For the color coding you can do it by >Properties>Colors and Legends>Color by Custom> By expression>

          Enter your desired expression to get colors you want.


          Can you share a sample date and what colors you trying to achieve with what fields?



          • Re: Map object
            Babina Pradhan

            Currently the chart is being displayed like this using custom color the expression being used is sum(Audit rating) and dimension being the City. The bubble color needs to be according the audit rating just as 1 is Yellow, 2 is Green and 3 is Red.

            Further, if there are multiple data for lets suppose Greenville then the rating is being added I tried using just the Audit Rating as the expression but it is changing the size of the bubbles as below.

            *I used the expression in the custom color in the expression section which is giving error.

            =if(([7.Audit Rating])='1'], Yellow(),
            if([7.Audit Rating]='2'], Green(),
            if([7.Audit Rating]='3'], Red())))

              • Re: Map object
                Aehman K






                I used

                if(Audit='1', Yellow(),

                if(Audit='2', Green(),

                if(Audit='3', Red(),



                And to adjust the bubble size

                Properties>Layers>Point Layer>Below you'll find bubble size slider

                Adjust that slider to adjust the bubble size.


                Maybe use this one


                =if([7.Audit Rating])='1', Yellow(),

                if[7.Audit Rating]='2', Green(),

                if[7.Audit Rating]='3', Red())))

                Try the above expression for your color code, check the ] which is not needed I guess, hence you getting error I suppose.

                Note: Multiple states has same audit Number....

                Like FL,IL,IN has audit number 2 and if you select those states it will only show Green. For your multiple data sets, if I understood it correctly.

                  • Re: Map object
                    Babina Pradhan

                    Hi Shahbaz,

                    The color for the specific  rating did work but for bubble size the bubble slider worked as well thanks for the suggestion. But  for some reason some of the location for the bubble is not showing in the right location as for example Rochester, NY and also Greenville, SC.I am currently using the free cloud version of QlikSense.

                    Thanks so much.

                      • Re: Map object
                        Aehman K

                        I do not think there is any difference for a developer if he/she is using Qlik Sense Desktop or Cloud.

                        Cloud is used like an environment to host apps for other users but everything else is same, I've never used Cloud but Qlik Sense has no different function for Desktop or Cloud or Hub unless you trying to implement Section Access, which can be done only on Server. (developer point of view)


                        The bubbles not pointing on correct location might be cus of wrong Latitude and Longitude.


                        Check the Latitude and Longitude for Rochester, NY & Greenville, SC in your data and verify it with by searching on google.

                        Rochester, NY : 43.1610, -77.6109

                        Greenville, SC : 34.8526, -82.3940

                        Above are Lat & Long from Google search, verify it with your lat and long in data. If it is an XL file, change it. If it is coming from a source db then ask the concerned person to verify it.




                          • Re: Map object
                            Babina Pradhan

                            Hi arvind654,

                            Thanks for your response. The latitude and longitude used is as below. I verified in google that is the lat and long for the specified location. I see that you have used - in the second coordinate do you that should make a difference. I see in the map for all other location the bubble is at a exact location except for the sited below which is confusing.

                            Rochester, NY :


                            43.1610° N, 77.6109° W

                            Greenville, SC :


                            34.8526° N, 82.3940° W
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                                Aehman K

                                The reason I use - is because qlik sense will not read N or W

                                So if it is a Longitude we give it as - in data.

                                Can you provide me sample of your state, lat & Long data xl file?

                                I can check it for you.

                                Or at least post a screen shot of the latitude & Longitude from your data



                                • Re: Map object
                                  Aehman K

                                  Below I added those two Lat & Long in my local XL file to verify the data point position and it is showing me as it should be.

                                  Rochester in NY and Greenville in SC.

                                  Please check your latitude and longitude in data file or source.





                                    • Re: Map object
                                      Babina Pradhan


                                      Below is the lat and long file being used. I am not being able to attach the file itself.  Please advice what changes should I make to view correct position for Rochester and Greenville how to come up with a correct position as other are coming up correct.


                                        • Re: Map object
                                          Aehman K

                                          May be make 2 new columns



                                          And use the Latitude without ° N

                                          And same for Longitude, without ° W. Instead of ° W use - for Longitude.

                                          As below Image.




                                          Example: Rochester, NY : 43.1610, -77.6109

                                          If it a local file it won't be much of a problem to change/hardcode the values.

                                          After you have Latitude & Longitude loaded

                                          Use the following syntax in script....

                                          Ex script:



                                               2.Site Location - Country,

                                               3. Site Location - City,



                                              GeoMakePoint(Latitude,Longitude) as GeoKey


                                          GeoMakePoint(Latitude,Longitude) as GeoKey <<<

                                          Use GeoKey as Point Layer in your Map as Dimension.



                                            • Re: Map object
                                              Babina Pradhan


                                              Do I have to change all the longitude - even though its East. I tried doing - for the west ones and its not working still as well as not I am not being able to see the properties or point layer section. Below is the screenshot:-

                                                • Re: Map object
                                                  Aehman K

                                                  Rochester, NY : 43.1610, 43.1610

                                                  Latitude should be with out any sign (+or-) just numbers (ex:43.1610)

                                                  Longitude should always be with - sign (ex: -77.6109)

                                                  Make 2 separate columns

                                                  State          Latitude          Longitude

                                                  NY              43.1610          43.1610


                                                  ..... so on

                                                  The Region field should match with given Lat & Long.

                                                  Find the Sample attachment XL file for your reference. Your data should be in similar fashion.

                                                  If you do not have audit or Year in same file it is fine. You can always make a link to the Lat & Long Data

                                                  Or you can load State or Region name in other file to make a link to the Lat& Long.


                                                  In above image you check the properties

                                                  Edit>Click on the Map object>Properties will show> you'll see Points Layer as a dimension field

                                                  In below image you see is the script

                                                  I've loaded the XL file having fields

                                                  State, Latitude, Longitude, Year and audit

                                                  So I added a syntax

                                                  GeoMakePoint(Latitude,Longitude) as GeoKey,

                                                  I used GeoKey in my Points Layer as a Dimension.




                                                  • Re: Map object
                                                    Aehman K

                                                    If you still find it confusing, attach your data file here (if not confidential) and I'll edit the data and give it back to you?



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                                                    Babina Pradhan

                                                    Hi arvind654,

                                                    It worked thanks so much. Below is the map.