You can not share your snapshots externally like with a printscreen. Qlik Sense saves snapshots into the same app file. These snapshots are for Story telling. If you have a map of US, then zooming out to see Alaska and Hawaii is not very convenient. For this situation the best decision is to take a snapshot of Alaska and paste it into your story besides west border where Pacific ocean is.
I’ve had a lot of pain while trying to get USA states right in Qlik Sense layer maps. Some states were showing outside of USA. Remember this: USA states column has to contain short code in Qlik Sense. Full names of states will not work.
How to get it right?
- Select data layer -> Location.
- Make scope for locations custom
- Location type. Administrative area (Level1)
- Type ‘US’ in country field. (‘USA’ do not work!!!)
- Select your state column for Administrative area (Level1)
Measure time span: 2013-07-01 2015-06-30.
These visualizations is still under construction. There is an issue with USA cities and states recognition – I will address how to solve this problem in my future blog post. For now, Qlik visualizes most of the cities on the USA map. Also I have just understand that it isn’t possible to share Qlik Sense visualizations with interactivity. This is a big negative for Qlik in comparison with Tableau. I will just use charts sharing from Qlik Sense cloud. You can change map size, but can’t change filter. That means I will have to share more charts and explain my insights better.
Now my plan is to fix cities and states data. Although ZIP codes works better with mapping, I still haven’t found out how to put points on a map with Zip codes and show Cities names.