Using Advanced Calculations

    Have you ever wanted to display a ratio in your dashboard based on 2 fields from your dataset? Have you ever wanted to display the sum of multiple fields? Have you ever wanted to calculate the average price per square foot for real estate in your dashboard? With SpatialKey’s advanced calculations feature, you can now […]

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    Layer Manager

    The layer manager allows us to control what layers are visible in the dashboard and how those layers are visualized.  In this article, we will start by walking through the layer manager basics. Show, Hide, Minimize, Maximize To show or hide the layer manager entirely, click the layers icon on the top left of the dashboard. […]

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    Visualization Pods

    There are a lot of different pods available in SpatialKey, huh?  This article will walk through some examples of how raw data can be visualized in SpatialKey and explain all of the different types of visualization pods that SpatialKey offers. The file we will be working with contains information about real estate transactions in the Sacramento […]

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    Supported Basemaps

    SpatialKey supports a few basemap options that are highlighted in this article. Default Our default basemap option uses data from MapBox, a leader in the geo-imagery space. MapBox is able to provide fantastic basemap imagery by integrating the best source available for different zoom levels: From zoom level 1-8, they use data from NASA MODIS […]

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    Custom Labels

    Labels in SpatialKey allow text descriptions to be visually added to a map.  Use labels to draw attention to important elements on the map – they are great for use in screenshots, presentations, and shared dashboards. Both data points and shapes can be labeled on a map.  Labels can contain any text you choose and […]

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    Custom Shapes

    You can quickly filter your data geographically by adding shapes to your map.  You can add simple circles and rectangles as well as more complex polygons.  When you add these shapes you can turn data filtering on to see your data filtered within the shapes. Adding Shapes To start using shapes you can add a […]

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    Legend Overview

    The legend provides context to what you are viewing in your dashboard.  Let’s walk through some examples of how the legend appears when different layers are included or excluded from your map or when your layers are rendered using a different visualization method. Toggle the legend on or off using the top toolbar. In the image […]

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    Map Controls

    Map controls allow you to select, pan, zoom, and enable filters by area in view on the map. Select The select tool allows you to select elements of the dashboard – like locations points, shapes, labels, etc.  When you have the select tool enabled, you can also move the dashboard around by clicking on the […]

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    Filtering in SpatialKey

    When interacting with data in SpatialKey, you will almost always apply a filter – it’s actually hard to avoid applying filters! Filters can be applied in many different areas within SpatialKey. Filter with pods in a dashboard Filter on a joined dataset Custom shape filters Filter with buffers Filter records near an address Filter by […]

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    Filtering With Pods

    Filtering with pods is the most common way to filter your data – so common that you may not even notice that you are applying filters since it is just a normal part of your data exploration process.  Pods provide a quick a simple way to filter your data, and all pods stay in sync […]

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