I have to admit it, I’m a big fan of data visualization with maps. And I’m in love with QlikView, so from time to time I spend a few hours investigating new ways of using “old techniques” and new techniques that allow us to use beautiful and useful map visualizations in QlikView.
This summer, QlikTech released a demo application for the 2012 Summer Games in London which uses two interesting QlikView Extensions: one extension to center-align the content and another extension for the map. As you may have guessed, I’m going to talk about the second one.
|Global Games QlikView app released summer 2012.|
Also, it is a very clean, simple, and beautiful map to use in QlikView.
I think this extension is great and could be very useful for the Qlikies around the world, so I created a QlikView application to show off this extension so you can take a look and re-use it in your QlikView apps.
Also, I slightly modified the original extension because of an issue with v11 SR1 and deleting some extra files (please read the note at the end of this post).
All you need to play around with this example is:
- QlikView Desktop (download from www.qlikview.com)
- The example QlikView Application (download here)
- ‘geoPop’ extension (double click to install) (download here)
Kudos to Brian Munz for creating this cool extension.
NOTE: if you already downloaded and installed the original geoPop extension by Brian from the QlikCommunity, please do a backup of the extension folder before installing this modified version of the extension.