Once there are incidents in the database you can create a location-based dashboard in order to visualise and analyse them. You can search for a location (or paste an address or lat/long) or navigate the map view manually.
Dashboards can then be created in a variety of ways:
- Add By Country
A dropdown of all countries appears and the map view updates
- Add By Site
Select from predefined sites for your organisation (sites must be created first via the map page)
- Add from Map
There are 3 sub-options:
- Freedraw Area Of Interest - point and click to draw a polygon on the map. You can click the intersections of the polygon to move/redraw specific parts of it, or double-click the entire polygon to pick it up and move it.
- Point of Interest - select an area on the map and set the search radius to define the size of the zone.
- Route - drawing multiple points along a route of interest will trigger the application to highlight a route along which incidents will be mapped. You can also choose a radius around the route to pull in further incidents. If the proposed route is not as per a user’s requirements it can simply be redrawn.
The dashboard you have created will now automatically pick up any incidents which fall within the geographical boundaries provided. You can also filter the types of data (and their sources) which make up the contents of the dashboard.
Dashboards are highly customisable as follows:
- Filter - filter the data displayed such as selecting information sources displayed, or otherwise filtering by Incident Type or Severity.
- Edit - change the layout template or refine the dashboard location.
- Timeline - Altering the timeline events are displayed over (from one day through one year) automatically updates the metrics such as percentage increase/decrease of incidents over the selected timespan. You can select from pre-selected timespans (week, month etc.) or define a custom date range.
- Display options - refine the data display including changing the display options (such as showing incidents as points, or as a heatmap).
It is also possible to drill down to specific events by selecting them on the map, or via the side panel. This will provide more detailed information on each event.
Dashboards can be set as private or made accessible to other team members logged into AtlasNXT. It is also possible to share dashboards externally via email.
When sharing via email, the receiving party will be able to access the dashboard via a web browser, will see updates made by the owner and can drill down to incident details, but cannot change the data on display such as altering timeline etc.