Data Points allows users to view point datasets, like addresses, on the map. You can view these sites by themselves or on top of a data layer. Subscribers and trial users can add datasets which they have loaded using the Data Loader tool. Once a dataset is loaded, click on any point to display information about that site in the info bubble. Data Points are located in the 3rd a column of a data category.
Once Data Points are loaded, the legend will appear on the map and users can select the icon on the map to see more information about that location.
Data Points – Allow you to view address-level/point datasets, like addresses, on the map. You can view these points by themselves or on top of a Data Layer. Subscribers and trial users can add datasets which they have loaded using the Data Loader tool from their My Data tab. Once a dataset is loaded, click on any point to display information about that site in the info bubble.
Data Points Legend After loading a point dataset, users can use the legend to filter points on the map or search.
- Add multiple point datasets to you map: Simply click on each one you wish to add from the menu.
- Filter datasets: To use the filter option, simply select the filer from the menu in the legend You can apply multiple filters to any dataset.
- You can remove any site dataset or a filter(s) by clicking X symbol in the legend.
Data Points Filters – Use the filters option to show only address(es) that match a specific filter or even color code. To use the filter option, select the filter button in the legend and a menu of filter options will appear, select the indicator you want to filter by. For example, if you load Lending > Bank Branches, you can then choose to filter and show only full service branch locations.
(Note: not all point datasets will have filter options so look for the icon)
If a point (address level) dataset has multiple indicators, users can then select multiple filters. Another example would be if you load the Housing > HUD Multifamily dataset and open the Info Bubble, you will see multiple tabs with lots of data for each multifamily site. Most of the indicators for each locations can be used as filters allowing users to find a specific group of addresses. So with the HUD Multifamily data, users can select to show addresses with a “Contract Status” of active AND an “Owner Company Type” of non-profit. The map will now only show address that match the two indicators. Select the X symbol in the legend to remove any filters added.
Color Code All Filter – this option will display each address by specific color and each color will represent a type of data for the indicator selected. For example, load Health > Hospitals and select the “color code all” option for Faculty Type. This will now show each type of facility by their colors shown in the Add Sites legend; orange are Childrens, white is Short Term, green is Long Term, etc.
(Color Code All allows add site locations to be distinguished by )
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