I reccommend IdevioMaps, it's a faster, more interactive way to use maps within Qlikview. Main benefits are:
- Fast map with dynamic zoom and pan.
- Client side rendering, handles thousands of objects with ease.
- Plug and play, easy to setup and configure.
- World coverage, street level for many areas.
- Secure, own hosting possible.
Idevio Maps are available to Qlikview 10 and 11 as an extension object.
Idevio is a QlikTech Technology partner since 2009 and our maps are currently featured both atQlikMarket and at QlikDemos. Of course, I would be happy to provide eval licenses anyone should be interested.
Visit www.idevio.com for more info and demo (logon on with demo demo).
GIS/Maps Analytics in QlikView is a very interesting topic indeed.
However, there are many technical limitations in using Google Maps (GMaps) to display QlikView KPI indicators. First of all, the drill-down, pan and selection capabilities are quite limited. Moreover, you cannot display several indicators at the same time and on the same map (background + foreground indicators), you are also limited to draw bubbles and therefore you cannot display pie/bar charts nor "real" heat maps. Finally, you cannot display QlikView KPIs on specific Zones or Sales Areas with GMaps such as the Bricks in the Pharmaceutical sector (Brick = aggregation of zipcodes).
On top of that, there are also a few "commercial" aspects to be considered since many QlikView customers & channel partners use GMaps API "FREE" Key inside their QlikView server or rich client without complying with GMaps license terms...Indeed, for "professional internal use" (intranet, extranet or internet with username/password authentication to QlikView application), you must buy GMaps API "Premier" which costs about 10,000 $ USD per year or 8,500 euros per year + possible extra fees depending upon the total number of daily hits.
A few alternatives exist such as Open Street Map (totally FREE) or other WMS/TMS services. I hereby suggest you to have a look at our new mapping extension for QlikView 11 SR1 namely "GeoQlik v11.6":
Please find hereafter a few screenshots of GeoQlik V11.6 using WMS/TMS services to display QlikView KPIs:
Thanks and best regards,
@ Business Geografic