Use Network Mapping

Use Network Mapping

This articles shares an overview of the Network Mapping tab within the Network Analyzer, along with best practices and tips for getting started. 

Overview of the Network Mapping Tab

The first tab in the Network Analyzer allows you to map your networks and use social network analysis methods and measures to generate unique insights and uncover new opportunities. The Network Analyzer lets you layer your relational and non-relational data to identify patterns and engage in multiple different types of analysis. The image below shows the Network Mapping module within the Analyzer.



RED BOX: On the left, in the red box, are three menus with settings for displaying your network map. The top option is the node settings (network icon), the middle is the relationship settings (handshake icon), and the bottom is the styling settings (paintbrush icon). These setting menus let you to customize how nodes and relationships display different types of data, filter out certain relationships or nodes, and change how they appear by color, thickness, and size. 

PURPLE BOX: On the right, in the purple box, is your map legend, which shows what your node and relationship colors represent. Clicking a color or data option filters out those nodes or relationships as well. The legend will update as you switch what data is displayed in your map.

GREEN BOX: Within the network map, the three buttons within the green box allow you to hide or display isolated nodes, node labels, and line arrows showing the direction of relationships.

LIGHT BLUE BOX: The navigation buttons within the light blue box allow you to zoom in and out on the map.

ORANGE BOX: The buttons in the orange box allows you to lock nodes in place and re-center your network map.

BLUE BOX: The buttons in the blue box lets you saves an image of your map you can download (camera icon), or save your map as a visualization to add to dashboards (file icon).

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