Looking for some examples on what Schematics can bring to your Analytics Experience? Or just in need for visualizing data on an US Cartogram, a Periodic Table, an Office Floor plan, a Stadium or the UK Parliament? Then read on!
We have just published 4 more Schematics examples to the Accelerator Catalog, ready to use with sample data: https://community.ibm.com/accelerators/?context=analytics&type=Schematic
But first a couple of words on Schematics... Where custom visualization is all about coding your own visualizations, Schematics is SVG based images where you can color areas of the image with data slots... so no coding! Schematics, also referred to as "Non-geo mapping" can be anything represented by an image - most common used examples are airplane seating's, maps that are not Geospatial focused, Cartograms, Dentals, abstracts, malls, casinos, cruise ships, engines but could also be company logo’s, landmarks, network diagrams etc. It
How do I use it?
1)Find your SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) based image
2)Annotate your SVG image in a SVG editor like Inkscape
3)Test your new enriched SVG image in CA dashboards or CA Reporting directly against a local file.
4)Upload the final SVG file to Cognos Analytics and add permissions on it.
We have a lot of examples on how to create your own Schematics by using Inkscape :
And the documentation: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSEP7J_11.1.0/com.ibm.swg.ba.cognos.dg_custom_vis.doc/ca_developingschematics_intro.html
You can actually create your own Schematics in just 5 minutes....
1) Grab one of the US Cartogram SVG's from here: http://bl.ocks.org/veltman/c7bfb3d4a3817f7ee0bf2dd19ff058c1
2) Open Notepad and paste the code from one of the SVG's into
3) You will need to add the data-cv-key for each state: