Using Treemaps

Treemaps present data in a hierarchical manner, resulting in several individual squares and rectangles that together form a whole. The size and color of each rectangle reflects its value and influence within the model, and when you hover over any given block the data upon which you created the map will appear. For instance, if you were looking at a model of suspected insurance fraud data, you might select the following criteria:
  • Entities
  • Group by BusinessName
  • Groups include all
  • _stp_degree as the business names' value
With these settings, you might see a treemap of blocks representing each company against whom workers' compensation claims have been filed. In a model of 16 claims, a company with eight claims would have a block that comprises half of the treemap, a company with 4 claims would comprise a quarter of the map, and companies with 2 claims would comprise an eighth of the map. If you hovered over the block for the first company, its name and "8" would appear; if you hovered over the block for the second company, its name and "4" would appear, and so on.
  1. Select either Entities or Relationships.
  2. Select a property in the Group by drop-down. You can also select <none> if you do not want the treemap to be based on a specific property.
  3. Specify in the Groups drop-down which groups within that property you want to be included in the treemap. If you selected <none> in step 2 this field will not appear.
  4. Select from the Value field whether you want the treemap to include incoming counts, outgoing counts, or both.
  5. Click the check mark icon.

You can create an additional treemap by selecting Charts > Treemap and following steps 1-5 again. However, if you select new criteria from the existing treemap and click the check mark icon, a new treemap will appear in place of the existing treemap.