Mapping Tutorial: Table Areas

Table Area

screen shot of the main tabs that allow users to chose between viewing a map or a table Access a table area using a tab at bottom right of the main viewing area.

The statistical table is configured with the geographic level in rows and the indicators in columns.

If a geographic selection has already been established in the maps area, it is saved in the table.

screen shot of the plus and minus buttons that let users add or remove indicator columns Use the add and subtract buttons above the table to add or remove an indicator column and to configure the columns. You can change the order of the columns by dragging their identifiers.

screen shot of the county tab that let users change the geographic level of view to the county level To change the geographic level, click on its identifier.

A screenshot of the dropdown selection tool for exporting the map to various formats

screen shot of the plus and minus buttons that let users add or remove rows with computer values Use the add and subtract buttons below the table to add rows with computed values for the reference zone (USA), so you can compare the total in the table with a higher geographic level.

screen shot of the infomation button The information button at the base of each column provides the statistical indicators: minimum, maximum, average, variance, standard deviation.

screen shot of the map button The globe button at the base of each column reconstructs the map area with the data of the column selected.

A screenshot of the dropdown selection tool showing various table export formats

The export panel, located on the right-hand side in the table area, allows data from the table to be exported in various formats (clipboard, Excel, OpenCalc).

Configuring the Columns in the Table

A screenshot of the row of tabs allows users to configure data columns

screen shot of the plus and minus buttons that let users add or remove an indicator column Use the add or subtract buttons above the table to add or remove an indicator column.

screen shot of the tab to view the poverty column identifier Click on the column identifier to obtain a configuration panel for the column.

A screenshot of a panel allowing users to select indicators from drop down lists

In this panel, you can select an existing indicator from the drop-down lists, the same way as you select an indicator in the map area.

You can also define a mathematical formula for existing indicators.

screen shot of the icon to add an active indicator to the formula Click on the add icon, above the formula box, to add the active indicator in the list to the formula.

Several of the parameters for the indicator, such as the identifier and the formula wording, can be modified.

Computed statistic: allows the type of statistic (value, percentage, ranking, etc.) to be chosen.

Sorting variable: Sorts the table by one column. You can also choose the sort order for one particular column.

Compute total: If the box is ticked, you can compute the sum for that column.

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