Create a geographic location map

The Geographic location map displays items on a map based on their coordinates.

  1. When to use a geographic location map?
  2. Create a geographic location map
  3. Configure the location map
  4. Example

When to use a geographic location map?

The location map is useful for locating items according to their coordinates. It creates a map with dots based on the latitude/longitude of each item.

Dots can be colored according to another field (category/dropdown field).

Items displayed must have the latitude/longitude (coordinates) field completed in order to view this type of map. 

If there is no "coordinates" field for projects or activities, please note that this can be edited using LogAlto's "Settings" section.

You can also add "coordinates" fields to forms created using the Custom Forms module.

Create a geographic location map

To create a location map:

  • Select the "Analytics" module in the main menu (left)
  • Click on the "+" sign
  • To create the new analytics report, you must:
    • Enter a title
    • Select a dataset
    • Select an output type (in this case: Geographic Location map)
    • Save
  • A draft data visualization will be displayed
  • To configure the report:
    • Click the "Toolbox icon" to open the configuration panel

  • Configure the chart to fit your needs
    • Click "Generate" to view the result
  • Click "Save" to save the report
  • If you open this pie chart again in the future, it will be automatically updated to reflect the newly added data. Therefore, if you wish to keep the report that reflects the current data, you need to export it.

Configure the geographic location map

The following parameters are displayed in the location map configuration panel:

Parameter Details Example or Link
Coloring What field is used for coloring the dots. Example: you could color activities based on activity types.
Distinct value-Column Allows to count items only once and avoid duplicates. Example: a participant could have attended multiple activities of the same type. If you need to count participations only once per attendee/type, then you need to select the Attendee field as a distinct value.

For more details, you can read the "Distinct count" article.
Fields to display Field to display in the tooltip (displayed when we hover with the mouse pointer) in addition to the field used for coloring. For instance, if the dots are activities, we could display the activity's description in the tooltip.
Filters Allows to filter out part of the dataset. This is optional.


In this example, we want to display the location of activities on a map.

This example uses the "Activities list" dataset.

Parameter Chosen option for the parameter
Coloring Activity type
Distinct value-Column Not applicable
Field to display  Description (of activities)
Filters Project = the project for which we wish to display activities.