Seek is a powerful tool that gives you the ability to quickly find and discover data in a table format. Now, it’s possible to further your analysis by leveraging our new Create Visualization feature from within Seek. You can use this feature to build a map directly from the data you are viewing in Seek — empowering you to turn your data into something that can be shared in a visual format without the challenge of recreating your data selections in a separate report. A visualization created from Seek can be used in a report or exported and used anywhere you need, such as a newsletter or presentation. The Seek to visualization feature steps you through exactly how to make that happen.

Access Seek

Access Seek like you normally would!

Getting Started: Seek

How to: Use Seek

How to: Create a Table or Callout from Seek

Choose Sub-geography

A useful mapping of data includes sub-geographies, so this feature requires you to select which sub-geography you want your data to be broken down into. Why is that? Imagine just mapping a single data point for your main geography – it would only show an outline of that main geo with that single point. By selecting a sub-geography (such as ZIP codes or census tracts), the map includes the data points for each of those areas and so it becomes an incredibly useful visualization for comparison within your main geographic area.

Choose Data

Choose the data you are interested in exploring. You can only map a single indicator at a time but select as many as you need, we will help you choose the single variable later. You will be able to map the other indicators on their own maps if you choose to do so.

Create Visualization

  1. Once you have the sub-geographies and data that you want to map, choose “Create Visualization” from the top of the page.

  2. Give your new report a name and assign it to a folder if desired. For organization, we recommend creating a folder specifically for your Seek maps.

  3. Click “Go to Column Selection”

  4. Choose the single indicator that you want to map

  5. Click “Create Visualization”


The map is created in a new report that is opened in a new tab. From here, you can:

  • Download this map

  • Move/copy it to another report

  • Keep it here for reference

  • Delete it if you no longer need it

  • Go back to your original tab with Seek and create a new map from one of the other indicators you selected

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