The "Map" tab is a quick way to view one dataset for a geographical area. You can combine this with the use of data points. Maps are created by
3-Layer Maps allow users to display multiple Data Layers across geographies. Users can also add Data Points to the created maps.
When creating a 3-Layer map, keep in mind that only the areas that meet all criteria will appear in purple.
To create a 3-Layer Map:
You can remove layers by clicking on the "x" next to the layer name.
Tables show the data that underlies the Data Layer and Data Points. Tables also allow for comparison between selected geographies.
When using tables, keep in mind:
Analytics allows users to find geographical locations that meet the provided criteria.
Why did my search produce an un-shaded map?
It will only show the shades were all criteria (Data Layers) are met (applying AND searching). If you are using more then one Data Layer, you may need to remove one.
Why did my search produce a map that is entirely shaded?
Some of the Data Layers are automatically added in a range of 0-100%, so as long as there is any data for your area, the map will be shaded. Adjust the data to start at a non-zero number if the results are not what was expected.
Why I am being told to zoom?
The PolicyMap default will show the smallest matching geography location for your search. For example, if you provided a county-wide geography, but the Data Layer was collected according to census tracts, you will need to zoom in for the map to display by census tracts.
For some data, you can alter the region shown when you select the Data Layer. You must change the region for every Data Layer added.
Why does my map keep jumping around?
Clicking anywhere on the map will cause it re-focus, using the area that you clicked as your new geography. If you need to scroll up and down the map to see more areas, use the scroll bars on your browser.