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The Map is composed of a compass and concept clusters, which are groups of documents organized within the compass, as shown in the following figure. Documents in the Map are represented by dots. You can zoom in on, code, reorganize, and remove documents in the Map.
The main cluster area in the Map displays the clusters of documents within and around the compass ring. The Map arranges the clusters in relationship to other clusters based on the similarity of their concepts. To view a cluster's main concepts and documents, hover over a cluster to display a tooltip. Clusters that have similar sets of concepts are strung together on a cluster spine. The main concept for a cluster appears as the spine label on the compass ring. The spine label indicates the concept that is common to all the clusters on a spine.
Documents appear as dots in a spiral arrangement in a cluster circle. The dot in the center of a cluster is the key document for that cluster. The color of each dot indicates the quick code value that is applied to the document. A selected dot that appears with a triangle indicates that the document is the active document.
The Map pane contains the following elements:
●Concept cluster: A group of documents in a spiral arrangement in a circle. The circle may appear solid when you first open the Map, indicating that all of the documents in the cluster have the same quick code value. You can configure the Map to always display individual document dots.
●Cluster tooltip: A tooltip that appears when you hover over a cluster. The tooltip displays the top concept, the next highest six concepts, the number of documents in the cluster, the percent of documents coded, and the top document titles in the cluster. You can configure the Map to position the tooltip in the corner of the pane.
●Concept compass: The ring that surrounds concept clusters. Clusters can appear inside or outside the ring depending on the cluster configurations.
●Page navigation window: A small window on the side of the Map that appears when the Map includes more documents than can be displayed on one page. Use the navigation controls to move through documents on additional pages of the Map. You can configure the number of documents to view per page on the Options menu.
●Set-aside clusters: Square containers, or clusters, in the lower right for storing coded documents. The color indicates the quick code value. Use the Quick Codes section in the Browse pane to move documents between the Map and the set-aside clusters.
●Spine: A line that connects clusters that have one or more significant concepts in common. Along a spine, documents in adjacent clusters are more similar to each other than they are to documents in clusters that are farther away.
●Spine label: The concept that clusters in a spine have in common. The spine label appears around the concept compass. Spine labels can provide a quick overview of the key concepts in an area of the Map.
●Triangle: Indicates the active document.
●Zoom slider: A vertical control on the right side of the Map that allows you to zoom in and out of clusters.
●Map menu: The menu associated with the Map pane that lists options for using and configuring the Map. All of the options on the menu can be pinned to the Map toolbar for easy access.
If the concept compass, spine labels, or spines are not helpful during a review, you can hide them. For information about how to hide or display elements on the Map, see Customize the Map display.