Feature #1084

Load my data - not working with Map Tool

Added by Susan Brunton over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:ResolvedStart date:11/05/2012
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Sebastin Kolman% Done:

100%

Category:Visualization Interface
Target version:-
Complexity: OIC Priority:
Required by:MAPC, Boston, MA

Description

When I load municipal data using the Load my data tool I cannot use it with the map tool.
There is no option to specify the Key Type to join the data to the municipal gemoetry.

There should be a way for me to administer the options people have for key types, which is also needed in the Add new Datasource.
I want a simplified drop down to ask the user for the basic data types such as:
  • Municipal
  • Census 2010 Tracts
  • Census 2000 Tracts
  • Schools

Behind the drop down when loaded it would know the data format (Key Type) that I specified when I loaded the geometries, string vs numeric.


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History

#1 Updated by Susan Brunton over 4 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

#2 Updated by Andy Dufilie over 4 years ago

  • Required by set to MAPC, Boston, MA

#3 Updated by Andy Dufilie over 4 years ago

  • Assignee set to Sebastin Kolman

#4 Updated by Sebastin Kolman over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Resolved

#5 Updated by david percy over 4 years ago

how was this resolved? where do I put the list of keys?

#6 Updated by Sebastin Kolman over 4 years ago

In the load my data panel, each data source now has the combo box to select or enter a keytype.

#7 Updated by Susan Brunton over 4 years ago

Are you refering to the combo box in the "Add New Data Source" tool?

If yes, then that leads into issue #1150.

The keytype (and the key column) needs to be user friendly. I did not even believe it worked. Andy had to prove it to me.
It only populates the drop down with keytypes used within an existing visualization.

We keep getting requests from users wanting to load their own data. But if it is not general geographies such as census tracts or municipal data it is very difficult to explain.

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