Map Values by Pin Size

Patrick Butler by Patrick Butler on September 1, 2014  |  3 minute read

eSpatial now allows you to reveal data value by pin size – the bigger the value, the bigger the pin size on the map. Below is an example of using different-sized pins to reveal volumes.

Map values by pin size

How to map values by pin size

1. Either upload your data to eSpatial in the normal way or open up an existing dataset contained in the eSpatial maps and datasets library. (TIP: If you're just testing out eSpatial, just sign up for a free trial and use our sample data.)

Map values by pin size

2. In the Control Panel, click Style & Color of the dataset you want to map by pin size

Map values by pin size

3. Select the Style by Value tab in the Style & Color panel on the right of the screen and input the values that will apply when you map quantities by pin size. (TIP: if you click on any of the boxes requiring you to input a number, a scale will appear that you can also use to set values)

Map values by pin size

4. When you are happy with how the data appears on the map, when sized by quantity, click the save icon and close the Style and Color panel.

Edit appearance of pins

You can edit the appearance of map pins anytime by going into the Style & Color menu and clicking the Style tab. For instance, in the map below, I have changed the icon style and the color. I have also turned on the labeling feature.

How to bubble map

To express your data in a simpler, more stylized from, try experimenting with basemaps, which you can access at the bottom of the Legend panel:

Graphic map

Summarize by region

If you want to aggregate and summarize data spread over a specific region – i.e, take points spread across a state and express them as one aggregated value, use our bubble maps feature.

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Patrick Butler

Patrick Butler joined the eSpatial marketing team from 2013 to 2015. With a Masters in Journalism and experience in a variety of organizations, Patrick brought a wealth of commercial knowledge to the eSpatial team.

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