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Exploring Dashboards

In MapStore, a Dashboard is a space where the user can add many Widgets, such as charts, maps, tables, texts and counters, and can create connections between them in order to:

  1. Provide an overview to better visualize a specific data context

  2. Interact spatially and analytically with the data by creating connections between widgets

  3. Perform analysis on involved data/layers

In order to create a new dashboard, the New Dashboard button appears in MapStore Homepage once logged as Administrator or Normal user. With a click on it, an empty dashboard workspace appears. This page is composed of a Topbar, a Sidebar and a Viewer:

Top Toolbar

Through the Top Toolbar it is possible to:

  • Access GeoSolutions website with a click on the icon

  • Set the language, with the Language switcher:

Side Toolbar

From the Side Toolbar the user can:

  • Add new widgets with the button

  • See the connections between widgets with the button, available when connections are present (more information about this option are available in Connecting Widgets section)

  • See the About this dashboard panel by clicking the button, when Details are present

  • Export dashboard in json format by clicking the button

  • Import json dashboard files from your computer by clicking the button (it will replace the current dashboard directly)

  • Save the dashboard by clicking the button, in order to apply the changes made in an existing dashboard. Selecting this option, the Resources Properties window opens, already filled with the current dashboard properties

  • Save as when the user needs to save a copy of a dashboard or save one for the first time by clicking the button. Selecting this option an empty Resources Properties window opens.

  • Delete dashboard in order to delete the current dashboard by clicking the button

  • Share the dashboard by clicking the button

  • Start the Tutorial by clicking the button

  • Know more information About MapStore and the deployed Version of MapStore by clicking the button


Once the widgets are added in the viewer it is possible to:

  • Change widgets position by moving them with a simple Drag and Drop and resize them:
  • Access widgets menu from which the user can choose between several options (more information about this menu's options can be found in Map's Access Widget Menu section)

  • Take a look at the widget Description (more information about widget Description can be found in Map's Access Widgets Info section)