Coloring map features according to the value of a text variable

Map features which share some text value can be assigned the same color; this feature can be used to reveal patterns in text data or create an informational map.

To color map features using an existing text variable:

  1. In the Map Layers window, select the layer whose features you wish to color
  2. Open the data pane by clicking "Show Data" in the toolbar
  3. In the variable table, select the text variable whose values you wish to use for coloring features
  4. Open the Map Legend window by clicking the "Legend" button in the toolbar
  5. Select the "Text" tab in the Map Legend window
  6. Check the box labeled "Color By Text"
  7. Using the color wells and pop-up menus, proceed to choose combinations of colors and the values they represent

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