Step 5: Creating a dashboard

The dashboard page allows you to construct a story by including widgets saved from any of the dedicated analytical pages of the xyzt.ai platform.

Now that we have analyzed vessels at Suez and between the different ports in Europe, let’s put our analysis (small typo) results on a dashboard to communicate and share it with others.

For this, let’s revisit the analyses we did:

  • Click on the Project bookmarks button in the navigation bar on the left. You should now see a page with 2 bookmarks called Origin Destination Ports, and Suez.

  • Click on the VISUAL ANALYTICS button under Suez on the last card.

  • You should again see a map with the circular Suez area where the AIS data is colored based on Speed.

Let’s put three widgets on the dashboard: the map, the timeline histogram, and the ship type:

Figure 1. Each map, timeline, widget, can be added to the dashboard by right-clicking.
  • Right-click on the map and select Add as Widget.

    • Give the widget a title: Suez

    • Add a description (optional): Vessel traffic near Suez colored by velocity.

    • Choose a widget group. Since this is the first widget we create, we also have to create a widget group. Type My first analysis.

  • Press the CREATE button.

    Figure 2. Widgets on the dashboard have a title, an optional description, and a widget group.

    You should now see a notification in the lower left corner that the widget was created succesfully.

Let’s add a second widget:

Figure 3. Also bar charts can be added as a widget on the dashboard.
  • Change the color by and select Ship type in the center area below the map.

  • Click on the 3 dots (…​) in the top right corner of the SHIP TYPE widget in the DATA DISTRIBUTION panel.

  • Select Add as Widget.

    • Give the widget a title: Suez top 5 ship types

    • Add a description (optional): Most common ship types at Suez..

    • Select the previously created widget group My first analysis.

  • Press the CREATE button.

Also add the timeline on the dashboard:

  • Right-click on the timeline

  • Select Add as Widget

    • Give the widget a title: Number of vessels per hour

    • Add a description (optional): Buildup of number of vessels at Suez..

    • Select the previously created widget group My first analysis.

  • Press the CREATE button.

Now click on Dashboard on the navigation panel to open the newly populated dashboard. Note how the two widgets are present.

Figure 4. Dashboard with two widgets from the Visual analytics page.

Let’s add a final widget to provide more information about what the dashboard is showing:

  • Click on the ADD WIDGET button in the top right corner of the Dashboard page.

    • Provide a title: About

    • Provide content, this can be basic html: This dashboard is the result of my first AIS analysis applying styling and filtering to gather insights.

    • You can leave the description empty.

    • Select the previously created widget group My first analysis.

  • Press the CREATE button.

    Figure 5. On the dashboard page you can add HTML-only widgets, for example to add About information.

The new widget is now added to the right. You can drag it, for example to the first place, using the drag handles left to the 'About' title.

Figure 6. Widgets can be moved around by dragging them with the mouse.

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