Visualising your Data

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This page contains information on how to visualise datasets in your AURIN portal session

Introduction

In addition to analysing your data, there are a number of tools available for you to use to visualise your data, which can be accessed by clicking on the Maps, Charts and Graphs button in the Visualise pane

mapschartsandgraphs

Clicking on this will bring up the Visualisations window (shown below), from which you can select the type of visualisation you would like to create with your data. Links to specific information about all of the different options available is explained below

 

Charts - Interactive

The AURIN portal has two chart options available for you to generate which you can interact with – these are in addition to, and different from, the Chart Tools available to you under the Analyse panel. Click on one of the links below for more information.

Horizontal Bar Chart

Scatter Plot

Map Visualisations

The AURIN portal has a number of map visualisations that you can use to look at the distribution of variables across different spatial scales. Click on one of the links below for more information.

Choropleth

Choropleth – Centroid

Choropleth – Custom Ranges

Choropleth – Group

Your Visualisations

Once you have created a visualisation, it will appear in your Visualise panel on the right of your screen (shown below). There are a number of options available to you

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  • Your visualisations can be turned on and off by clicking either the map or the graph icons to the left of the entry in the panel. For maps, the order that different maps appear in your session depends on the order in which you turn the different ‘layers’ on
  • You can remove a visualisation by clicking the red cross mark next to the entry. This will be required if you wish to remove the underlying dataset you used to create the visualisation
  • Clicking on the spanner for a visualisation will bring up the visualisation toolbar (shown below), which will provides you with a few more options

visualisetoolbar

  • Show/Hide: This option provides the same functionality as the icons to the left of your visualisations
  • Rename: This allows you to rename your visualisation. This will be important if you plan on building a number of maps and charts in your session
  • Edit: This option allows you to change the parameters of your visualisation, such as the attributes, the classification system and the transparency
  • Remove: This option allows you to remove a visualisation from your Visualise panel
  • Zoom to Extent: This option allows you to zoom to the geographic extent covered by the visualisation

Map Overlays

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Clicking the Map Overlays button will bring up a list of map overlays that you can turn on in your session.

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