Symbol map

Place symbols on a map that are sized and colored according to your data.
Create a symbol map

Placing symbols on a map should be as simple as it sounds.

Choose a basemap. Upload your addresses. Publish.

Find more than 3000 maps for your data in Datawrapper

Preparing geo data is often the hardest part of mapping. That’s why we prepared more than 3000 basemaps of administrative regions for you to use, like US states, ZIP Codes in New York, or electoral districts in Berlin.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Use our GeoJSON upload, or contact us at Our cartographer Anna will happily create a new basemap for you and our collection.

Search for a basemap
Screenshot of the basemap selection in Datawrapper
Coordinates or addresses? We take anything.

There’s no need to upload latitudes and longitudes to Datawrapper. Sure, you can. But our tool also comes with a geo-coder: You give us your addresses or city names, we place them on your map.

GIF of the map process
Interactive, zoomable, responsive

All our symbol maps look great on desktop devices, tablets, and mobile phones, by default. And they’re all interactive: Click on the zoom button or hover over the symbols to see the underlying data as tooltips — or turn all interactivity off in our map editor.

And there’s more:

Fast to load & use
All Datawrapper visualizations are optimized for immediate visibility across all devices and network speeds.
Customizable color key
Display exactly the color legend you need and want: Steps, gradients, swatches, with exact values or own text (“low” – “high”).
Live updating
Create visualizations that update themselves periodically. Simply link to an external CSV or Google Sheet. Learn more.
Flexible tooltips
Use HTML and expressions like IF/ELSE in your tooltips, or show values from extra columns you uploaded.
Tooltips outside the iframe
Display tooltips outside of the iframe to be more flexible than with Datawrapper’s in-build tooltips. Learn more.
Export as PDF or SVG
Download your finished graphics as full-vector PDF or SVG files to refine them in tools like Adobe Illustrator.
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Need help creating Datawrapper maps?

We’re here for you.

Visit our Academy
Over 100 Academy articles explain how to create each chart type, step by step. Plus how to upload data, embed charts, what to consider when creating tooltips
Contact Support
If you still have questions after consulting our Academy, do write us! Our customer happiness team will be back in touch as quickly as possible.

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No data? You can use our sample data.
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