You can also choose to view the results in map format. Maps can only be made from a single indicator table and only with primary values. An indicator cannot be viewed in map format if it includes only numerical values. The map automatically displays the latest year and one sex.
The map (Finland) shows the chosen regions in different colours. The chosen regions are shaded in five different colours based on the indicatorís boundary values, that is, each colour accounts for a 20 per cent proportion. The colour is relative whereupon darker colours indicate higher values, and lighter colours indicate smaller values. In all map views concerning the different geographical areas, the colour tones are based on municipal-level values. The values are described in the map legend. A grey tone indicates that an area lacks a value or that the area is not included in the search.
There are also functions with which the presentation can be formatted. Zoom in brings the view of the map closer. Centre view moves the chosen point of the map view to the centre point. Zoom out distances the view of the map. "Restore map to original view" resets the map to the initial view.
The map can be used to display the names and values of the areas. Display the values by clicking on "Show values on map" and hide them by clicking on "Hide values". Click on "Show names on map" to display the names of the areas and click on "Hide names" to hide them. The text will not display if the area is too small to fit the text. The text will appear when you zoom in close enough.
The province borders on the map are indicated in bold to make navigation easier. You can choose between hiding ("Hide province borders") and highlighting ("Show province borders") the borders.
If you have selected several indicators, years and sexes on the search page, the map page allows you to select indicator, year or sex. Select a different indicator by clicking on "Change indicator" in the drop-down menu provided. Select year and sex from the "Show values to be displayed" drop-down menu by clicking on "Show values to be displayed".
You can create a permanent link to the map page by clicking on the "Create permalink" button provided. The created permalink replaces the button you clicked. When you access a map page via a permalink, the page is displayed exactly as it was at the time the permalink was created.