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Add infographics cards

Note:

Subscribed Plus users have access to premium content that is visible only to other users with a Plus subscription or those with an ArcGIS account. To view and interact with the map, unsubscribed users can sign up for Plus; the first 60 days are free. For more information, see What you get with Plus.

Infographics cards are visualizations that provide contextual information about your map. ArcGIS Maps for Power BI provides a wide selection of demographics categories from which you can choose, including population, age distribution, or income levels, among others. Each demographic appears as a card next to the map.

Infographics cards are interactive; their content updates depending on what you're doing. If you select one or more features on the map, the cards will show demographic information for an area around each selected location. If no features are selected, the cards display demographic information for the entire visible area of the map. The cards are also fully configurable; different properties are available depending on the chosen demographic category.

Add an infographics card to a map

To add an infographics card to a map, do the following:

  1. With the ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visualization in In-Focus Edit mode, click the Infographics button Infographics on the map toolbar.

    The Infographics pane appears, showing available variables and categories.

    Included with Power BIPlus demographics
    Demographics included by defaultPlus demographics

    The ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visualization built into Power BI includes a limited number of demographic variables for the United States only. Plus subscribers have access to the World demographics tab, allowing selection from thousands of United States and global demographic variables.

  2. If you're using the ArcGIS Maps for Power BI visualization built into Power BI, do the following:
    • Click the arrow next to each category to expand or collapse the contents.
    • Click the check box next to the demographics that you want to show. When you select a demographic variable, an Infographics card appears on the map using default settings.

      Cards are arranged vertically in the order in which you add them. Drag the cards up or down to rearrange them.

    • When you're finished adding cards, click the Close button Close to close the Infographics pane, or click the Settings tab to change the default settings for the cards.
  3. If you're a Plus subscriber, you can choose to add variables available to all users by clicking the USA demographics tab. To access premium demographic variables, click the World demographics tab.
  4. On the World demographics tab, click the country drop-down arrow and choose the country for which you want to see demographics.

    The list of categories changes depending on the available collections for the selected country.

  5. Optionally type keywords in the search field to search for a specific category. Press Enter to search.
  6. Choose a data category.
  7. In the next pane, you can search for variables within the collection, choose from a list of popular variables, or show all variables within the collection.
  8. Click the check box next to the variable you want to show.
    Note:

    When a layer is styled using Country data, values displayed on infographics cards are approximate, based on generalization of features.

    When you select a demographic variable, an Infographics card appears on the map using default settings. When you select multiple demographic variables, related variables are grouped on a single card. For example, if you choose four different variables from the 2016 Age: 1 Year Increments (Esri) category, all four will appear on the same card.

    Cards are arranged vertically in the order in which they are added. Drag the cards up or down to rearrange them.

  9. To return to the main categories pane, click the back arrow Left arrow at the top of the Infographics pane.
  10. When you're finished adding cards, click the Close button Close to close the Infographics pane, or click the Settings tab to change the default settings for the cards.
  11. To remove an infographics card, do one of the following:
    • From the Infographics pane, locate the variable you want to remove and uncheck the check box.
    • On the infographics card, click View percentages % to display the variables in a bar graph. Hover over the variable you want to remove and click Close Close to remove it.

Configure infographics cards

When no features are selected on the map, infographics cards display demographic information for the current visible area of the map. When you click a feature on the map, the details on the card update to show information for a one-mile area surrounding the selected feature. This is the default setting.

You can change the default settings to increase the sampling area or set the area to a drive-time distance. You can also optionally select a comparison area to compare the demographic values. For example, if a card shows household income information for a one-mile area surrounding Philadelphia, you can show comparable information for the county, state, or entire country.

Note:

Comparison areas are available only for variables on the Demographics and USA demographics tabs; they do not apply to variables on the World demographics tab.

To change default infographics cards settings, do the following:

  1. In the Infographics pane, click the Settings tab.

    The Settings tab shows configuration options.

    Infographics pane Settings tab
  2. From the Sample area for points drop-down menu, choose one of the following:
    • Radius—Specifies an area surrounding the feature on the map
    • Drive time—Specifies a driving distance from the feature on the map
  3. In the Sample distance for points section, do one of the following:
    • To specify a radius distance, type a value in the field and choose the unit of measurement. You can choose either miles, yards, feet, kilometers, meters, or decimeters. The maximum radius is 100 miles (176,000 yards; 528,000 feet; 161 kilometers; 161,000 meters; 1,610,000 decimeters). When you select a feature on the map, the infographics cards update to show you the demographic information for the areas within the specified radius around the selected feature. For example, if you chose a radius of 10 miles and clicked a point representing City Hall, the infographics cards would update to show you the demographic information for the area within 10 miles of City Hall. Using this feature, you can select up to 250 features at a time.
    • If you're specifying a drive-time area, type the number of minutes in the field. You can specify up to 30 minutes. When you select a feature on the map, the infographics cards update to show you the demographic information for the areas within the specified drive time. For example, if you specified a drive time of 10 minutes and clicked a point representing City Hall, the infographics cards would update to show you the demographic information for the area within 10 driving minutes of City Hall. Using this feature, you can select up to 10 features at a time.
  4. Optionally choose the area to which you want to compare the selected feature data. Choose one of the following:
    • None
    • County average
    • State average
    • US average

    For example, the card below shows 2016 median household income information for an area 10 miles around the selected point, Philadelphia. Below that, the card shows the value that represents the United States average for the same demographic.

    Infographics card

    Note:

    Only one comparison value can appear on a card. If your specified radius or drive time falls across multiple administrative boundaries, such as two different counties or states, the comparison value will not be displayed.

Interact with infographics cards

Infographics cards update when you select features on the map. If no features are selected, the cards show demographic information for the current visible area on the map. If you zoom or pan the map, the cards update to reflect the new map area.

To interact with infographics cards, do one of the following:

  • Select a data feature to show demographic information for a specified area around the feature.
  • Select multiple features to show demographic information for a combined area surrounding the selection.
  • Click one or more polygons to show demographic information for the study area defined by the polygons.
  • For Plus users: By default, infographics cards are shown using whole numbers. Click Show percentages View percentages to view the information in a bar chart. Click Show numbers View numbers to return to whole number display.