Step 1: Create a new project

The sample projects are read-only projects, meaning we cannot modify them by drawing new shapes on the map or creating new widgets on the dashboard.

Therefore, we will create a new project and attach the New York taxi time series data set to it, so that we can then perform our first analysis tasks.

To create and set up the project with the trips data:

  • Click on New project on the navigation bar on the left

  • Provide a name, e.g., My first time series analysis using aggregate taxi data, and an optional description.

    Figure 1. Creating a new project.
  • On the following screen, we can start adding data sets, areas of interest, and background layers. Click on Data Sets.

    Figure 2. Project configuration page where you can add data sets, areas of interest, and background layers.
  • Click on the 3rd tab: SAMPLE DATA SETS

  • Click on the ATTACH button of the Sample Data: New York Taxi Cells card (you can find it in the lower right corner of the card).

  • Verify that the data set is now part of the project by clicking on the 1st tab PROJECT DATA SETS.

Let us also attach a background layer, to provide context during analysis. For this follow these steps:

  • Click on Background layers on the navigation bar.

  • Click on SAMPLE BACKGROUND LAYERS, i.e., the 3rd tab.

  • Attach the Satellite & Labels background layers by clicking on the ATTACH button on both cards. Note how the left border of the cards turn blue when attached.

You have now successfully set up a project with the Taxi time series data.

You can verify whether all your layers are set up correctly by going to the Visual analytics page. Click on Visual analytics on the navigation bar on the left side of the screen.

Figure 3. You can access Visual analytics from the navigation bar on the left.

Next part

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