The instructions below provide a brief overview of some of the tools available to you as you navigate the COMPASS Performance Dashboard.
The dashboard was created to provide Communities in Motion 2040 performance measure data for Ada and Canyon Counties in the form of maps, graphs, and charts to allow anyone, at any time, to see how the region is doing as compared to established performance measures. End users can view, edit, and download data from the Performance Dashboard for their own use as well.
Follow the instructions below to navigate within the dashboard, then use the more detailed instructions that follow to access additional tools. Use the burgundy tabs across the top of the page to find additional information on Communities in Motion 2040, community profiles, and more.
1. Click on any of the eight photos to see options available within that category.
2. Click on "select a visualization" to see a drop-down list of the different maps available within that category.
3. This will take you to a map with accompanying graphs. From here, you can pan (move side to side) by clicking in the map and moving your mouse, select features by using the selector tool, zoom by using the "+" and "-" symbols in the upper left corner of the map or by using the zoom tool.
These icons represent pan mode, selector tool, and zoom.
Hover over map points to see additional detail pop up and the corresponding areas of the graphs will be highlighted. Conversely, you may also hover over portions of the graphs or key to see the corresponding portions of the map become highlighted.
4. Most maps also include graphs that show baseline data as compared to 2040 targets and other information. The size of the graphs can be adjusted by clicking on the edge of the box and dragging it outwards. For some smaller screens, this may be necessary to view the complete graphs. The map legends can be enlarged the same way.
5. Many of the maps include “gauges” or “thermometers” to display the 2013 baseline data as compared to 2040 targets in addition to graphs. Hover over the associated histogram graphs or map for the performance monitoring measures to visualize where the 2013 results and 2040 targets are on both tools.
The instructions above should assist you as you navigate the maps and graphs of the dashboard. The more detailed instructions below will help you access more “behind the scenes” mapping and data tools.
Layers provide different types of data displayed on top of each other, which allow you to see items in context. For example, a map may have a “roads” layer and a “parks” layer, allowing you to see both the parks and the roads at once. However, if you do not wish to see all of the information at once, you may deselect certain layers within a map. This will change the data that you see. Following the same example, you can change what layers you see so that you only see parks without roads. To turn layers on and off, click on the “gear” button in the upper left corner of the screen and uncheck the “visible” box within the Map Tool settings to turn off the layer.
The layer hierarchy can be changed by dragging the layers above and below each other. The top layer (the layer with the most hierarchy) on the map is at the bottom of the Map Tool settings screen (closer to the foreground label). For example, if a user is adding a polygon and a point layer, the point layer needs to be on top to be seen clearly on the map, otherwise it will be hidden underneath the polygon layer.
Downloading Data (csv files) - Useful to conduct your own calculations
To download all the displayed data as a csv file, right click on the toolbar at the top of the map and select the export csv option. This option will only allow the user to download the data table for the top layer (on the map). Feel free to contact COMPASS at email@example.com for assistance to download additional data.
The COMPASS Performance Dashboard offers other tools, the ability to add data, and to create your own visualization. COMPASS will be offering a training session in the near future that will explore some of the Performance Dashboard’s additional features.
You can also click on the burgundy tabs across the top of the page to find more information on Communities in Motion 2040, including status reports on implementation and links to individual community profiles.