Dashboard Configuraton: Plotting geographic information

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Geographic data settings

Geolocated information are plotted on map as graphical markers. Markers can be defined as:

  • A quadruplet: Title, Latitude, Longitude, Marker Class
  • A sextuplet: Title, Address, Post code, City, Region Code, Marker Class

Information fields have following specification:


  • Title: Textual label of the marker
  • Latitude: floating point latitude
  • Longitude: floating point longitude
  • Address: road information
  • Post code: Official post or zip code
  • City: City name
  • Marker Class: A classname, that will bind to a graphical icon


Setting fields let you bind required information to request output fields. Setting outputs will usually accept one or more field (or alias) names separated by semicolons (";").


  • Title input: Query output fieldname providing the textual label
  • Location input:
    • Case 1: THE output column name providing the geolocation couple as a comma pair of floating point values : "lat,lng" (ex : 47.098456,1.4534456)
    • Case 2: A semicolon separated list of query output fieldnames (or aliases) that provide in order : address, post code, city, and region code (*)
  • Marker type input: The query output fieldname that provides a class label

(*) Some constant values can be given for city, post code and region code, using quoted values in place of field name:

  address;cp;city;"GB"

will always provide the value "GB" as region code.