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Customizing choropleth map steps and colors

Renée Meloche
Renée Meloche
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Available on the following Venngage subscription plans: Free, Premium, Business and Enterprise.

Change the number of steps in the gradient

Click and select the map chart, then click 'Edit Map' in the top toolbar to open the Edit Map panel.

Click on the Setup tab in the Edit Map panel. 

 

NOTE: To change the number of steps in a map chart, the "Map Type" must be set to "Choropleth"

Under "Map Style" change the Number of steps from the drop-down menu. A larger number of steps creates a gradient with more colors; a smaller number creates a gradient with less. 

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Define custom range of steps

Use the toggle under the 'Number of steps' drop-down to turn it 'on', and then type your custom number in the text fields that appear. The first and last ranges should have their lowest and highest values (respectively) set to 'Min' and 'Max' or the lowest and highest numbers in your chart's data set.

NOTE: The number of steps is helpful for viewers to distinguish at a glance the areas with the highest numbers (generally the darkest) and the areas with the lowest (generally the lightest).

Learn more about using choropleth maps to represent data. 

Change the color of the gradient

Choose from different color gradients by clicking on the gradients under Color Presets. The higher the "steps" number, the greater the range in the gradients will be. 

No data color

You can also add a custom color for cells with no data, that is, blank cells.

The default color is a light grey; to change it, click on the square next to the label "No data color" to open the Color Tool widget.

Choose from a shade in the color wheel, or My Brand Kit colors, or use the eyedropper to select a color from your device and use it. 

Border color

The border is the line that divides the geographical areas on the map. By default, the color is set to white, or #FFFFFF. 

Click on the square next to the label "Border Color" to open the Color Tool widget.

Choose from a shade in the color wheel, or My Brand Kit colors, or use the eyedropper to select a color from your device and use it. 

 

 

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