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World Map Visualization

The world map visualization groups the Signals into countries and visualizes the result on a world map.

Want to find out where the Signals of your search field and selection are concentrated? Where they are growing the most?  We are currently using the country of publication as the grouping criterion.

Selecting Countries

Clicking on a country in the world map will add it to the selection, which will always be displayed above the main visualizations. Clicking on the country again will remove the selection.

The selection affects the other visualizations and also the list of Signals, showing only those Signals that belong to the chosen country. 

Note that we use the 2-digit country codes to represent countries in the selection and search field for the sake of brevity.

Configuring the World Map

There are different configuration possibilities for the World Map:

Growth Indicators: The growth indicators aim to answer the question in which country the Signals are growing or shrinking the most. For each country, we consider the development of Signals over time during the time period defined in the selection and perform a simple linear regression. We then use the magnitude and sign of the growth coefficient to orientate and color the arrow for each country.

Bubbles: The bubble size represents the number of Signals belonging to a country. ⚠️ Be aware that the bubbles are sized according to a logarithmic scale.

Shading: The shading represents the same thing as the bubbles - the darker a country is shaded, the more Signals have been assigned to that country. 

Pie Charts: The pie charts option will transform each bubble into a pie chart, showing the split of Signals by another property - currently this is fixed to be the document type.