User’s Guide : Basic Data Analysis : Geomaps : Overview
There are four steps in using a geomap in EViews:
reading a shapefile containing shape drawing information and attribute values associated with each shape
selecting one of the shapefile attributes to provide text labels for the shapes
linking the shapes in the shapefile to observations in the workfile by specifying a series containing values that match the shapefile attribute values
using a series to apply a colormap defining the shape fill colors
The first two steps are required to display labeled shapes.
The linking step is required to associate observations from your EViews workfile with the individual shapes.
The final step specifies values for each observation to define fill colors for each associated shape.