New Chart Types Expand Wave Visualization Capabilities

Our latest chart types—funnel and choropleth (map)—give you new ways to visualize data creatively in Wave dashboards. We’ve made both available through the Wave user interface and dashboard JSON.


You can use the funnel chart to show how well your sales are going for a particular period. Other potential uses of funnel include identifying potential bottlenecks in the deal closing process.

Funnel chart

For implementation details about funnel charts, see the Wave Analytics Dashboard JSON Guide.


Thematic maps, or choropleth maps, have areas shaded in proportion to the measurement of the data being displayed on the map, allowing for visual pop-out of high-value areas. Typical data to display in maps are population density or total sales. Our implementation supports a world map broken down by country and regions, and a United States map broken down by state.

Choropleth chart showing world map
Choropleth chart showing US map

For implementation details about thematic maps, see the Wave Analytics Dashboard JSON Guide.

A pilot feature allowing for custom maps is available. With custom maps, you can upload GeoJSON definition files to create your own map visualizations. For example, this feature lets you create a map of the USA with custom regions, or to visualize data generated by a reservation system.

We provide the custom-maps feature to selected customers through a pilot program that requires agreement to specific terms and conditions. To be nominated to participate in the program, contact Salesforce. Pilot programs are subject to change, and we can’t guarantee acceptance. Custom maps aren't generally available unless or until Salesforce announces its general availability in documentation or in press releases or public statements. We can’t guarantee general availability within any particular time frame or at all. Make your purchase decisions only on the basis of generally available products and features.