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Download and visualise v0 3

  1. 1. Download and Visualise Datasets A guide to downloading datasets and using visualisation widgets V 0.3
  2. 2. Logging in to the IBM Mashup Center <ul><li>Go to the web address </li></ul><ul><li>In the ‘User ID’ field type your assigned username, and in the ‘Password’ field type your assigned password. Then click on the ‘Log In’ button. (If you need a username and password please contact the project team at [email_address] ). </li></ul><ul><li>This will take you to the home page of the IBM Mashup Center </li></ul>
  3. 3. Create a New Page <ul><li>From the home page select the tab which most closely resembles the type of visualisation you want to create; ‘Geographical’ (e.g mapped data), ‘Charting’ (e.g graphs), or ‘Data’ (e.g lists). </li></ul><ul><li>Each of these ‘sibling’ tabs may have a number of existing ‘child’ tabs which hold visualisations that have already been created. </li></ul><ul><li>To create a new page to hold your visualisation, click on the drop down ‘Actions’ tab and select ‘New Child Page’, or use the ‘Click here to create a child page’ link if available . </li></ul><ul><li>Next give your new page a name that reflects the data sets that you intend to display in the visualisation (e.g ‘My local schools’). Your ‘My local schools’ page should automatically appear. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Finding the data you want <ul><li>Once you have logged and created your new page, you will need to find the data you want to use from the Open Catalog. </li></ul><ul><li>To do this click on the drop down ‘Actions’ tab, and select ‘Open Catalog in a dialog box’ or ‘Open Catalog as a New Page’. </li></ul><ul><li>You will now see a list of all existing data sets that can be sorted by ‘Title’, ‘Rating’, ‘Author’ or ‘Date’. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Using the Catalogue to select data <ul><li>Find your data sets by typing keywords into the search box, using the ‘Browse by’ options, or by sorting the catalogue and scrolling through. </li></ul><ul><li>When you have found the data you want to download, place the cursor over it so it will turn yellow. Make a note of the name of the data set for later. </li></ul><ul><li>Next click on the ‘Add to’ drop down key and select “Mashup Builder”. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Add to Mashup Builder <ul><li>This will take you to a new page called ‘Add to Mashup Builder’. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are happy with this dataset click ‘Finish’. </li></ul><ul><li>A page should appear confirming the dataset has been added to the Mashup Builder. Close this page and return to your ‘My local schools’ page. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Refresh & Edit your page <ul><li>1. Click the refresh button to refresh the page. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click on the drop down ‘Actions’ tab and select ‘Edit Page’. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Open the dataset on your page <ul><li>To add the dataset to your page, click the ‘Customize’ tab. </li></ul><ul><li>Next click on the ‘Feeds’ link. </li></ul><ul><li>In the search box, type the name of the dataset you downloaded from the ‘Catalog’ and click on the submit search icon. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Open the dataset on your page <ul><li>4. When you find your required data set, click on the ‘Add to Page’ icon. </li></ul><ul><li>5. An ‘Add to Page’ message will appear. Click ‘Add’. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Select “Data Viewer” and click add </li></ul><ul><li>7. Your dataset will appear on your page. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Using the visualisation tools on your page <ul><li>To visualise your data, you will need to use one of the many ‘widgets’ available. There are many combinations but an example should show the process for building a ‘mashup’. </li></ul><ul><li>For the example of using an Ordnance Survey map widget; click on the ‘Components’ link and type ‘OS map’ into the search engine. </li></ul><ul><li>When you find it, click on the ‘Add to Page’ icon. </li></ul><ul><li>The OS map widget will be appear on your page. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wire your dataset and widget together <ul><li>To link your dataset to the OS Map tool, click on the dataset and then click on the ‘Display menu’ icon on the top right hand corner of the dataset. </li></ul><ul><li>Next click on ‘Edit wiring…’ </li></ul><ul><li>This will open up a new ‘Wiring’ box. Click on the ‘Send’ tab which has the name of the dataset highlighted in green. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Wire your dataset and widget together <ul><li>4. A list of the content options will appear. Click on the content you want. Tick the box which has the location data in your dataset (i.e. postcode/lat/long) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Next it will ask you which widget/tool you want your dataset to link to. Click on ‘OS Map’ and the Map tool will turn pink. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Finally tick the ‘Postcode’ box and click ‘Done’. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Test and Save <ul><li>Your mashup should now be complete. </li></ul><ul><li>Test it by clicking on one of the fields in the dataset to see if it has worked. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally click the “Save” icon on the top right hand side of your page for you to save this mashup. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that the visualisations you create will be viewed by the public, so try to make them easily readable and unambiguous. </li></ul><ul><li>For any problems or issues that may arise, there is an escalation process you will have been sent, which can also be found at http:// / </li></ul>