By default, Metabase uses OpenStreetMaps for map visualizations, but there are a few customization options.
To find the map settings:
Mapsfrom the navigation on the left.
As mentioned above, Metabase uses the OpenStreetMaps tile server. However, if your organization requires a different look or level of detail in your map visualizations, you can change the map tile server by adding the map tile server path to the first field on the page. The path must either be a URL that starts with “http://” or “https://” or a relative path to a local file in the JVM’s classpath.
If you need a map that focuses on a specific region, you may want to upload a custom GeoJSON map.
To get started, click the
Add a map button. A modal will appear, asking for:
If you do not currently have a GeoJSON file, there are many tools available to create one, such as MapShaper or GeoJSON.io. If you’re just interested in reading more about GeoJSON, we recommend that you start here.
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