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Dataset Navigation

The information below was pulled from this link.

For reference, "View" means any filter, chart, map, etc that is "Saved" from a dataset.
1. Title: This is the title given to the dataset or view. Views, such as charts, can have a different name from the dataset it is based on.
2. Based On: If you are on a view, this will link to the dataset that the view is based on. For example, if you create a pie chart of the total number of governors for each party, this would link back to the dataset with the numbers for each year.
3. Description: This is the description given to the dataset or view.
4. Social Media: This allows you to interact with this dataset or view through social media:
  • RSS Subscription: Subscribe to updates on the dataset
  • Facebook: Share the dataset or view on Facebook
  • Twitter: Share the dataset or view on Twitter
  • Email: Share the dataset or view over email
5. Dataset View: These buttons allow you to switch between the different views of a dataset or view, you can have more than one view splitting the screen vertically at a time
  • Detail Row: This view displays each column and row in a tabular format (seen in example above)
  • Fat Row: This view displays the details for each row grouped together, for example columns may be in a vertical list.
  • Single Row: This view displays all the details for one row at a time, There are arrows to scroll through next and previous rows.
  • Chart: If you are viewing a chart a button for the chart view will appear.
  • Map: If you are viewing a map, a button from the map view will appear.
6. Search: Enter in a word or words to search within the dataset for matches.
7. Full Screen: Make the dataset or view full screen on your display.
8. Sidebar Buttons: Each of these buttons opens up a sidebar on the right-hand side of the dataset or view. Not all will appear, depending on if you are logged in and what role you have on the site. For more about user roles, read this article.
9. Visualization: This is a view of your dataset. Maps, charts, calendars will all display in the main body of your page. Data lens will open up in a new window and environment.
10. Table: A non-spatial dataset will default to a tabular view while a spatial file will default to a map view. You can hide this section by clicking the X at top right corner or using the menu buttons up top (see 5.)