The world countries boundary dataset provided by eSpatial mapping software can be used in conjunction with your own personal or commercial data. The eSpatial mapping software facilitates the linking of your own data with this boundary dataset allowing for a visual analysis of your data on a map. This boundary dataset can also be used in conjunction with your own data to create reports in which your data is summarized in relation to the countries of the World. Below is an example of this kind of report. This report was designed by eSpatial to illustrate how to get the most out of the eSpatial mapping software and the data it provides.
A heat map report was created using the eSpatial mapping software, the world countries dataset and a sample sales dataset which was created for the purpose of this report. This report examines total sales in relation to the world’s countries.
Countries are colored and categorized according to the total number of sales within each of them in 2012. The graduated color scheme adopted by eSpatial mapping software allows for a quick and easy analysis of this data. It is evident from the map that yellow colored countries (e.g. Norway) have the lowest sales totals, less than 135,000 while red colored countries (e.g. United States) have the highest sales totals with more than 185,000. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the sales totals in the light orange (e.g. India), orange (e.g. Mexico) and dark orange (e.g. Greenland) colored countries lies somewhere between 135,000 and 185,000 sales respectively.
Firstly the topic reflected in the map can be changed quickly and easily simply by selecting the map this field option. Once this option has been selected the map will change to reflect the values in this topic (e.g. select the map this field option on Sum (Total Sales 2011) to see the 2011 values mapped in relation to the world). Secondly the report can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This is useful when trying to decipher quickly which areas have the highest/lowest values (e.g. select sort descending on Sum (Total Sales 2012) to see which country has the highest number of sales). Finally the report can also be filtered by specific values. This is useful when trying to quickly search for areas with specific values (e.g. select filter results on (Total Sales 2012) so that countries with between 100,000 and 200,000 sales are only displayed on the map).