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Just Qlik it: Simple Maps

Today’s ‘Just Qlik it’ focuses on using simple maps in QlikView. I’ve been playing with this kind of objects in Qlik Sense recently and I thought it would be good to remember how we created these cartographic visualizations in the old days.

As the ancient masters taught us, before Qlik Sense, GeoQlik and custom extensions, there were scatter charts…

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Tutorial

An easy way to create maps in your applications is to exploit the Google API. As always, the reference material with all the examples is here.

1.- Paste the ‘Google Maps’ tab in your script

2.- Be sure to create the fields for Longitude and Latitude in your data model. If you don’t have this information, you can manually find it online (hahaha) or you can search it within your QV script with a routine like this one: Continue reading