Enhance Visualizations with Map Backgrounds

You can use map backgrounds to enhance visualizations in a project.

Based on the column values, a specific set of dimensions and metrics is displayed on the map visualization. You'll see either the default map background or an existing Oracle map background if no default is set.
  1. Create or open a project and confirm that you’re working in the Visualize canvas.
  2. To select a column and render it in a map view, do one of the following:
    • Right-click a map-related column in the Data Element pane and click Pick Visualization, then select Map.
    • Drag and drop a map-related column from the Data Element pane to the blank canvas, or between visualizations on the canvas. On the visualization toolbar, click Change Visualization Type and select Map.
    The selected column or attribute is displayed as a data layer in the Category (Geography) section of the Grammar Panel and in the Data Layers tab of the properties pane.
  3. In the properties pane, click Map and specify the visualization properties.
  4. If you want to use a different map background, click the Background Map value in the properties pane and select a background. For example, select Google Maps, and the visualization displays Google Maps as the map background.
    • If you want to see the list of available map backgrounds or change the backgrounds that you can use, do one of the following:
      • Click the Background Map value and select Manage Map Backgrounds to display the Map Background tab.
      • Open the Console page, click Maps and select the Backgrounds tab.
    • Optionally, select another map background such as Satellite, Road, Hybrid, or Terrain.
  5. Click Save.