Hello and welcome again to #TipTuesday! Today we’ll be talking about using charts and graphs in your GIS application.
A recent addition to your application is the ability to display charts and to visualize your identified results.This is a function that is configured by your GIS professional on an individual layer with specific targeted fields. Below are a couple of examples we have configured.
If a layer has charts configured for it, you will see the option to turn on the Charting View in the Identify Results Menu:
Charting View will open a new panel in the bottom half of your map window showing a chart of the identified features. In this case, a pie chart of trees by species:
Clicking the Select Charts drop-down-list will show other available charts to turn on:
You can display more than one chart at a the same time if available:
The above shows the same pie chart of trees by species and another bar chart of value by species.
Hovering your pointer over any piece of the Pie or Bar chart will highlight those features in the map with the same color as the chart item and display additional information about that chart item:
In this example, 43% or 58 of the trees identified are White Ash and the map is highlighting them in the burnt orange colour.
Since this is a relatively new function that can be configured in your GIS, we would love to hear your ideas on how this might help you visualize your data in a unique and useful way. Simply leave a reply in the box below.