The Flex Map app provides you with the ability to configure your own data to create maps using Searches, Territories, Favorites, Saved Maps, and Heatmaps. All of these features can be used to configure your data as you wish to view it on a topical map.
Parts of the Flex Map App
Searches allow users to create new saved searches that can be viewed in the Flex Map app.
To create a new search, you need to select the Search option, then select Item. The New Search allows you to select one or multiple options for search criteria. The And/Or option allows you to save searches that either show all the criteria listed or certain criteria according to the limiter.
The total number of hits that the map was able to find according to your search criteria.
This shows the selected criteria with the and statement highlighted. The map has populated with pins according to the new search.
This is where the your searches can be saved. You can either choose to give it a name or place their search into an existing folder.
The saved searches will appear under the Searches tab. Searches can be toggled on and off using the eye icon next to the name of the search. Searches can also be duplicated and grouped using the folder and duplicate options under the Searches tab.
Territories are customizable areas on the map where you are able to group certain parts of the map according to the provided layers: US Layers, NUTS Layers, CAN Layers, or AU Layers. You are also able to create new territories using the circle & polygon options.
This is where the territory groups that you have created will be displayed. From here you are able to either expand, collapse, or turn on the visibility for the group of territories you have.
To create a new layer you first need to select the Item option from the menu bar underneath Territories. Once you choose to create a new layer item, you can choose which type of layer you would like to create.
The US Layers option includes CBSA (core-based statistical area), County, State, and Zipcode. You are able to select one option and then select All, In, or Not In. The All option selects all of the regions specified, the In allows you to select what regions you want to select, while the Not In option allows you to select which regions are not in their your region.
The NUTS layer includes NUTS 0-3, which is the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics in Europe.
The CAN layer is a collection of three Canadian units, PR (permanent residencies), FSA (forward sortation area), and CMA (census metropolitan area).
The AU layer includes only one option, the SA3 (statistical area level 3).
To create a new circle territory, you need to select the Item option and then Circle from the top menu. Once you have selected Circle, you can select anywhere on the map to begin the circle. You can zoom in and out on the map, depending on how large you want the radius of the circle to cover. You can drag out the circle as far as you want—to end the circle you just need to click the screen again. Note that only one circle can be created and saved at a time.
To create a new Polygon territory, you need to select the Polygon option from the top menu. Once you have selected Polygon you can click anywhere on the map and start the polygon, the polygon needs to have at least three points on the map. Once you are ready to close your polygon territory your need to click on the polygon’s starting point.
Savings Territories: Layers, Circles, and Polygons
To save a new territory, you need to first select what type of territory they would like, then hit the Save button to the right of the top menu. The Save Territory prompt will ask you to name your new territory and you also have the option to save it to a folder. Now you can view your new territory in the Territories tab and can make it visible using the eye button. You can also edit and delete their saved territories in this view.
The Favorites page contains the list of all the favorited items in Flex Map. Items can be favorited by clicking the X button to the very right of the main view menu. You can search for specific items, according to the data you loaded into Flex Map. For example, if you wanted to search for a specific Walmart, you could search for Walmart in the search bar and then favorite that specific location(s) by clicking the star button next to the location.
To look at your Favorites list, the user needs to navigate to the Favorites tab using the hamburger menu. Once the user is in Favorites, a list of their favorited items will be listed. The user can add favorites to groups, delete favorites, or make their favorited items visible/not visible.
The Maps tab contains all your saved maps. A map can be saved by selecting the Save Map button on the very bottom right of the Flex Map app. You can have as many territories, favorites, heat maps, and searches visible as you want, depending on what you want to be displayed in your saved map. Once you have the view you'd like, you can save your map, name it, and then view it in the Maps tab.
Once you want to save a new map, the Save Map prompt will appear. The pop-up asks you to name your new map and also displays the items that are visible in your map.
The Heatmaps tab contains all the user-created heatmaps in the Flex Map app. New heatmaps can be created by clicking the Item option in the top menu bar. You can choose a heatmap metric, which is based upon the your synched data in the app. Once you select the metric you need to save your Heatmap because there is no preview available until the map has been saved. The heatmap can be made visible by going into the Heatmap tab and clicking the eye icon next to the preferred heatmap.
The Clear Map button allows you to “turn off” all of your currently visible items. The Clear Map button will also collapse the main Flex Map menu.
How Do I Get This?
To begin using the Flex Map App, locate the app in the Domo AppStore or have an admin contact your Customer Success Manager.
Why is this important?
Enable you to plot locations on a map, overlaid by territory shape files and heat maps, to gain insights into geographical data.
How Do I Use/Demo It?
Upload a dataset to power pin locations based on lat/long and heat map metrics. Use the app to build territories and save searches/heatmaps.