Charts allow you to display multi-dimensional datasets alongside your map, and can add a whole new level of insight into the location you are analyzing. Charts are interactive, meaning that as you scroll your mouse over different geographies, the values displayed on the charts will adjust to the different locations. Take a look at how charts allow you to look at other variables that are not displayed directly on your map:


In the example above, the map of Seattle displays the data for Foreign Born Population and Language Isolation broken down by Census Tract. Two charts were added; one for Foreign Born Region of Origin, and one for Populations with Two Races. As the mouse is scrolled over different Census Tracts, the charts automatically adjusts to show the distinction between the Census Tracts. 


Add a Chart to Your Map

  1. Select the bar chart icon on the left side toolbar to open the Charts tab 
  2. Search for a chart, or click Browse data 
  3. To view more chart options, click on the drop down menu under Select Charts to select charts from another category
  4. Click Select next to any charts you want to add, then click Complete Selection
  5. The charts that appear will represent the entire selected area. To lock the chart on a smaller geography, simply click on the desired geo so that a dark grey border appears around it 

View Chart Data Sources

  1. Click the circle with three dots inside to the right of the chart heading
  2. Click Dataset Source

Change the Style of Your Charts

  1. Select the circle with three dots inside to the right of the chart heading
  2. Choose between a Bar Chart, Pie Chart, or Table 

Export Chart Images and Chart Data

Don't forget you can click on any place on the map to lock the display of a chart to that place. This makes it easy to download a chart for several individual places displayed on your map rather than just the aggregate of what is on your map. Note: You can also copy and paste the data from a chart if you choose to display it as a table and paste it into a spreadsheet.

  1. Select the circle with the three dots inside to the right of the chart heading
  2. Choose between a PNG, a SVG, or a CSV (note: tables can only be exported as a CSV)

Delete a Chart

  1. Locate the chart you wish to delete
  2. Click on the trash bin icon to the right of the chart heading


Now that you understand how Charts can help you visualize additional and multi-dimensional data alongside your map, you may want to check out:

  1. Add layers to your map: layers offer additional insight to the place you are analyzing
  2. Add annotations to your map: provide context to a specific area on your map that you want to draw attention to 
  3. Applying templates to your map: learn how to apply mySidewalk's pre-made "data recipes" designed to help you answer specific questions faster
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