Data on specific sites, addresses, or points can be found in the Data Points column of the data menus. You can view point datasets by themselves, with other point datasets, or on top of a data layer. Subscribers can add datasets they previously loaded using the Data Loader tool by going to the My Data menu.
Once a dataset is loaded, click on any point to display information about that site in an info bubble.
The Data Points legend can be used to filter points on the map or search for a specific point. You can remove any site dataset or filter(s) by clicking on the X in the legend.
Data Points filters let you show only points that contain specific attributes. You can also use filters to color points according to some of their data attributes. To apply a filter, select the filter points in the legend, and a menu of filter options will appear. Select the indicator you want to filter by. For example, if you load Lending > Bank Branches, you can choose to show only locations whose branch services are full service.
Please note: Not all point datasets will have filter options.
If a point dataset has multiple data attributes, users can apply multiple filters. For example, if you load the Housing > HUD Multifamily dataset, you can select to show points with a "Contract Status" of "active" AND an "Owner Company Type" of "non-profit." Select the X in the legend to remove any filters added.
If multiple filters are applied from a single filter submenu, points containing EITHER attribute will be displayed. If multiple filters are applied from different filter submenus, only points containing BOTH attributes will be displayed.
Color Code All filters display all points with specific colors representing a data value for the filter selected. For example, load Health > Hospitals, go to the filter submenu for "Facility Type," and select the "Color Code All." The map will now show each type of facility by their colors shown in the legend; orange is Children, white is Short Term, green is Long Term, etc.
To read a full guide on all features on PolicyMap, please look at our Primer available here.