If enabled for your organization, you can view and select datasets to import from the Data Mart.  The Data Mart feature mitigates the need for you to invest significant amounts of time in gathering hazard and event data yourself.  Within the Data Mart, you can choose from an expanding selection of data and with one click have the data imported into your organization to begin analysis against your exposures.

The Data Mart currently contains both real-time and historical data from industry weather, event, and census data sources.  Here are some of the thing that you will find in the Data Mart:

  • NOAA SPC storm reports
  • NOAA tropical storm/hurricane forecasts
  • NOAA historical hurricanes
  • NOAA historical tornados
  • USGS earthquakes
  • MODIS Wildfire perimeters

The Data Mart also enables you to easily add visual map overlays to your dashboards, like FEMA flood zones, precipitation, and cloud cover.  This list will only continue to grow as we add more data sources and as you prepare your own data.  For detail, check out this article on Data Mart Upload Requests.

Accessing the Data Mart

The Data Mart can be accessed from two areas within SpatialKey.  First, you can access the Data Mart tab on the home interface via the Data Mart tab.

Alternatively, if you are already in a dashboard and realize that some data from the Data Mart would really enhance your dashboard, you can access the Data Mart by clicking to “add more data” and then selecting the “add from Data Mart” option.

Importing from the Data Mart

Select a dataset from the Data Mart to import so you can interact with it in SpatialKey.  After importing a dataset from the Data Mart, it will be available in your Manage Data tab.

It is possible that you may want to import the same dataset from the Data Mart more than once or you may want to update a dataset already imported from the Data Mart because there is a new version available.  These options are available from a few places – from the Data Mart tab, from a dataset already imported from the Data Mart in the Manage Data tab, or from within a dashboard.

From the Manage Data tab

From the Manage Data tab, you will have the option to “update” the dataset.  This will update the existing dataset to the most recent version and all dashboards that use that dataset will benefit from the updated information.

From the Data Mart tab

From the Data Mart tab, you will have the option to “update” the dataset or “import dataset.  Update” will update the existing version of the dataset in the Manage Data tab to the most recent version and all dashboards that use that dataset will benefit from the updated information.  “Import dataset” will import another copy of the dataset – the existing dataset that was already imported will remain unchanged.

From within a Dashboard

From within a Dashboard, you will have the option to “use as is”, “update and use”, or “load another version”.  “Use as is” will just add the already imported dataset to your dashboard.  “Update and use” will update the existing version of the dataset in the Manage Data tab to the most recent version and all dashboards that use that dataset will benefit from the updated information.  “Load another version” of the dataset will import another copy of the dataset – the existing dataset that was already imported will remain unchanged.