Periscope Data Documentation

Connecting to Periscope

First Time Connecting

Connection Definitions

Common Connection Errors

Private Network SSH Tunnels



Getting Started

Keyboard Shortcuts

Charts & Dashboards

Chart Overview

Chart Options

Dashboard Overview

Refresh Mechanics

Organizing Charts

Organizing Dashboards

Table-like Charts

Table Overview

Cohort Grids

Pivot Tables

Graph-like Charts

Overview & General Settings

Chart Types and Settings

Mixing Chart Types

Map Charts

Map Chart Overview


Clusters and Bubbles

Satellite Maps


Other Charts & Customizations

Pie Charts

Image Charts

Chart Annotations

Site Administration

Adding Users

Removing Users

User Types

User Groups

Two-Factor Authentication

Managing User Permissions

Dashboard Permissions

Site Preferences

Query Management

Color Themes

Dashboard Refresh Management

Usage Data

Periscope Cache

Caching Strategies

Querying the Periscope Cache

Cross-Database Joins

CSV Upload

Materializing Views

SQL Formatters

Using SQL Formatters

Composing SQL Formatters

Dollars and Percentages

Time Zone Formatters

Date Aggregation

Date Parts

Basic Filters

Custom Filters

Date Range Filters

Aggregation Filter

Adding, Moving, and Hiding Filters

Advanced Filters

Default Filters


Parent-Child Filters

Matching Filter Values

Time Zone Conversions

Direct Replacement

User Friendly Names


SQL Views

Joining to Views

More SQL Tools

SQL Snippets

Parameterized SQL Snippets

SQL Alerts

Automatic Joins

Version History

Sharing and Embedding

Sharing Dashboards Externally

Email Reports

Easy Embedding

Embed API

Embed API Options

CSV Download

Public CSV URL

Slack API

Slack Linking Reports

Data Management

Adding and Deleting Datasource

Spaces: Data-Level Permissions

Improving Query Throughput

Revoking Table Permissions

Salesforce Datasource

Schema Browser

SSO Integrations




Google Apps

Map Chart Overview

Map Charts can be plotted by selecting a column of latitude points and a column of longitude points in that order. Map Charts currently supports latitude longitude points, as well as GeoJSON data. For latitude longitude points, Options for plotting in Points, Bubbles, Heatmaps, and Clusters are available in the Chart Format tab.

Plotting a Standard Map

Start by selecting all the latitudes and longitudes of users in the Bay Area (with zip codes starting with "94"):

Next, the "Map" chart type can be selected from the dropdown in the Series Settings tab:

This displays a map of the specified geographic points.

It is possible to zoom in and out of the map by scrolling over it. The "Save Map Position" button will save the chart at the current level of zoom.

Map Segmentation

Points can also be displayed in different colors via series segmentation. A third column can be selected to act as the series segmentation.

The "Series Settings" tab allows users to select the additional non-latitude, non-longitude columns to segment by.

Now, the resulting chart displays both colors:

Users can specify the plotting types of each segment by editing the "Series Type" options. Any Series Types specified here will overwrite the Map Type specified in the "Series Settings" tab. Different types can be mixed and matched on a single chart.