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Configure a Choropleth map

To review or change Choropleth map configuration, select the Format menu and one of the following settings panels.


Adjust general settings including initial geographic coordinates and zoom on scroll. You can also opt to hide the map legend.


Color mode and data bin settings determine how a Choropleth map uses color to visualize data. Select a color mode and configure data bins in the Colors panel.

Color modes

Color mode Description and use cases Example
Categorical Color regions by category value. For example, you can track top product purchases by state. If multiple states have the same top product, they share a color.
 This image shows a map of the United States. States are shown in different colors depending on the top product value.
Sequential Color regions with light to dark shades of a single hue. This mode helps you find regions where a metric is particularly high.  This image shows a map of the United States. States have different shades of the same hue or color. Some states have light shading, some have medium shading, and others have dark shading. The darkest shades represent the highest values for the metric being tracked.
Divergent Color regions in light to dark shades of two distinct hues. This mode shows regions where a metric is particular high or low. Shading fades as regional metrics approach the middle of the range.  This image shows a map of the United States. States have lighter or darker shades of two different colors. One color represents low values for a particular metric. The darkest shading in this color represents the lowest values. The other color represents high values for the same metric. The darkest shading in this color represents the highest values. Shading fades as the values approach the middle of this range.

Data bins

Aggregated data values are divided into a set of bins. Each bin corresponds to a specific value range and has a unique color or shade. You can adjust the number of bins and bin color assignments for the selected color mode.

The Choropleth map legend to the right of the map shows bins with their colors and value ranges.


A shape corresponds to an individual region on a Choropleth map. For example, each state in a Choropleth map of the United States is a shape. You can adjust shape opacity and borders.


Tiles represent map background features, such as oceans. Show or hide tiles.

Generate a Choropleth map
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2

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