Geo map viewlets are useful when transactions and operations between different countries or even continents are needed to be monitored and analyzed. Geo maps are used when location is important, and you want to first start with that, then drill down to specific applications when troubleshooting a problem.
Geo map example
An example of a geo map viewlet can be found in the Sample-OrderTracking repository.
jKQL> Get relatives show as geomap
This viewlet displays the set of items within a geographic location. Each icon (push pin) represents a location, for example, United States, and the collection of all the entities such as applications, activities, events, and servers in that location. Each of the arrows shows a relationship between entities in one location with another. The dotted line shows a parent-child relationship (called enclosed) between the locations, while a solid line would represent an observation of an event in one location sending a message to an event in another (called send-to).
You can modify the jKQL query and get a geo map of activities where the data will focus on the perspective of agents.
Generating geo maps
See Create a viewlet for more information on generating viewlets. Supported data types for geo map viewlets are relative and activity – specify one of these types when creating the viewlet (via a form or jKQL query). If using activity data type, the viewlet must have the ‘Group by GeoLocation’ expression.
If generating the viewlet via a form, be sure to select Geo Map for the Viewlet Type.
Geo map options
On the left side of the geo map viewlet, there are zoom in (), zoom out () and fit to screen () buttons for better scope of the data.
On the right side of the viewlet there is a grey copy of the map. It is used to quickly change the map’s focus.
After clicking on a specific location, the entire country will appear in light blue.
Click on the health bars above country names to drill into the data. A status window opens.
Click on any of the items to view additional details in a viewlet. The viewlet opens within the Console panel.