Understand the Supported Formats

Feature Analyzer Help

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Feature Analyzer supports a wide variety of data sources as input, however it is not only important to understand the data formats, it is important to understand the differences between FEATURE DATA, BOUNDARY DATA, and VIEW TEMPLATE.

FEATURE DATA

Feature data is the "data source" upon which all your analysis and charts are built. Once one or more charts have been created, these charts can be used to filter/query the feature data and hence change the number of features displayed in the map. Feature data can consist of points, lines, or areas and depending on which data type is used, different formats are supported. Please see below for a list of each format for each feature data type.

Points

Feature Analyzer can make use of many point data sources. These input sources include:

  • comma-separated value (CSV) files (Local File or Online File)
  • GeoJSON files (Local File or Online File)
  • TopoJSON files (Local File or Online File)
  • Shape files (Local File or Online File)
  • Web Feature Service Interface Standard (WFS) in JSON or CSV format (Online)
  • Streamed data in JSON format (Custom Web Service)

Lines

Feature Analyzer can use many linear-based data sources. These input sources include:

  • GeoJSON files (Local File or Online File)
  • TopoJSON files (Local File or Online File)
  • Shape files (Local File or Online File)

Areas

Feature Analyzer can make use of many area-based data sources. These input sources include:

  • GeoJSON files (Local File or Online File)
  • Shape files (Local File or Online File)
  • TopoJSON files (Local File or Online File)

BOUNDARY DATA

Boundary data is used to enable enhanced feature data filtering. When boundary data is supplied, polygons within the boundary data can be used to interactively filter feature data. For example, assume that your feature data source containing a collection of points representing emergency calls and you wanted to be able to filter these points by dispatch areas. Simply specify a boundary data source containing the dispatch areas, then setup the Foreign and Primary keys and the enhanced filtering is automatically enabled. Boundary data must be area-based geometries.

VIEW TEMPLATE

View templates are files that describe the layout and content of a view. If you want to recreate a similar view, use the Export > View Template command to export this information.