The Globe View visualizes locations on the surface of a globe based on latitude and longitude coordinates.
In the "Views" tab of your Visualization, click the Globe thumbnail to configure a Globe View for your Visualization.
The configuration window will appear with the settings on the left and a preview on the right. The preview will automatically update as you make edits.
There are two tabs in the settings on the left: "Controls" and "Descriptions". The "Controls" tab lets you configure how your data will appear in your Visualization.
This tab includes the following options:
- Origin Latitude
- Origin Longitude
- Destination Latitude
- Destination Longitude
The Globe view requires that each record in your Dataset includes at least one pair of latitude and longitude coordinates. Specifying only the Origin Latitude and Longitude coordinates will display a single point on the Globe for each record in the Dataset. If your Dataset includes both origin and destination coordinates for each record, you can specify the corresponding Destination coordinates and the Globe will draw a connection between both the point of origin and the destination.
To specify the Field for each option, click on the dropdown and select from a list of Fields available in your dataset.
The "Descriptions" tab finally lets you add a description and meta-description to your View. The description will appear at the top of the View and is a good way of orienting users to what they can hope to take away from the View. The meta-description lets you add a write-up of the key takeaways from your chart for screen readers.
Once your visualization is complete click "Done" to return to the "Views" tab in the main menu of your Visualization. Make sure to click "Save" on the next screen to save your edits, or click "Revert" to undo.