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Customizing the Choropleth Map Widget

Now that my widget displays the information I want it to display, I am going to click the “Properties” tab to customize my map.

 

If I scroll down to the “Basic Settings” section, I see that I have the option to add a legend to my widget. The legend illustrates the color shades that correspond with certain numbers. I have decided not to add a legend to my widget, but you can see what it looks like here.

legend illustrates the color shades that correspond with certain numbers of the widget

 

The “Basic Settings” section also offers me the option of changing my map’s appearance. A map of the world (“WorldMap Countries”) is selected by default; however, if I click the “Map” drop-down list box, I can choose from a variety of different national and continental maps.

Map drop-down list box explores list of countries of the world map

 

Because I am only looking at data for South America, I am going to select the South America map option. My widget’s map immediately changes from a map of the world to a map of South America.

map explores the South America view

 

Finally, if I continue scrolling to the “Range Color Settings” section of the “Properties” tab, I can click the arrow in the “Monochromatic” box to change the color scheme of my map.

Monochromatic box popup allows to the change the color scheme of the map

 

I can choose a preselected color, or I can click the “Switcher” box in the lower left corner to create a custom color.

Switcher box in the lower left corner helps to create a custom color.

 

If I change my map’s color to a custom color, it immediately changes its appearance.

 

Now that my widget is complete, I can hover over each country on the map to see its population data.

 

map view allows to see their population data of each country upon hovering

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