Digital dashboards are widely used for representing the information in a way that may be found more convenient rather than some other drawings allowing managers to monitor the contribution of different departments in their organization. In order to gauge how well some organization performs, digital dashboards may be used for providing their users with an opportunity to capture as well as to report some specific data points from each of the departments within some organization. In this way, the "snapshot" of performance can be provided.
There are many benefits of using digital dashboards. One of them is an ability to provide with a visual presentation of the needed performance measures. Among other benefits there are the opportunities of using the ability to identify and correct the negative trends, measuring either efficiencies and/or inefficiencies within some particular business or business operation, an ability to generate the detailed reports by showing the new trends.
It is always simpler to make more informed decisions that can be based on the collected business intelligence, to align the strategies as well as the organizational goals, to gain the total visibility of all systems and to quickly identify both data outliers and correlations by creating the dashboards in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and it also allows saving time as to create a dashboard may be much simpler and quicker rather than to run a few different reports.
The Spatial Dashboard solution is the one that helps to visualize the spatial info on Thematic Maps, showing the way some particular metric varies across territories. It can be used for displaying the variability within regions while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software.
The samples you see on this page were obtained by connecting a sample data source to templates from the Spatial Dashboard solution, to demonstrate some of the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve.
These documents are vector graphic documents, created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using ConceptDraw Live Objects technology. They are available for modifying, reviewing and/or converting to many different formats, such as MS PowerPoint, PDF file, MS Visio, and many other graphic ones from the ConceptDraw Solution Park or ConceptDraw STORE. The Spatial Dashboard solution is available to all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users to get installed and used while working in the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software.
You can download sample data sources for all dashboards to see how changes made to data effect dashboard appearance.
Example 1: Spatial Dashboard — New European Customers
This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Spatial Dashboard solution, and demonstrates the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve using this solution. All the charts on this page change automatically when the data source changes.
This spatial dashboard is a thematic map of Europe with a legend. The thematic map shows new customer numbers by country.
Both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software and the Spatial Dashboard solution can help creating the visual dashboard you need. The Spatial Dashboard solution can be found in the Dashboards area of ConceptDraw STORE application that can be downloaded from this site. Make sure that both ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and ConceptDraw STORE applications are installed on your computer before you get started.
How to install
After ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are downloaded and installed, you can install the Spatial Dashboard solution from the ConceptDraw STORE.
To make sure that you are doing it all right, use the pre-designed symbols from the stencil libraries from the solution to make your drawings look smart and professional. Also, the pre-made examples from this solution can be used as drafts so your own drawings can be based on them. Using the samples, you can always change their structures, colors and data.
Spatial Dashboard helps you to visualize spatial info on Thematic Maps, in particular on Choropleth Maps which show how your metric varies across territories; or displays the variability within regions.
Why use it?
Thematic Maps which show how your metric varies across territories, or display the variability within regions.
You can use the Thematic maps:
To show specific metrics for particular locations
To show general metrics for spatial patterns
To compare patterns on a number of maps visually
You can include Thematic Maps in your business or technical Dashboards to show the spatial distribution of your Business Metrics or technical measurements.
Showing Spatial Information
Mobile computing and networks of local services have changed their business decision making, so the collection and processing of spatial info are integral parts of Business Performance Analysis.
Thematic maps are designed for visualizing the particular themes connected with specific geographic areas. In other words, Thematic maps tell visual stories about the displayed areas.
Unlike geomaps, Thematic maps use geographic data such as coastlines, boundaries and places only as points of reference for the depicted thematic info.
One of the most used types of Thematic maps are Choropleth maps. They use coloring or shading of specific regions as counties or states to show metric variations across regions or variability levels within territory. Choropleth maps commonly use different hues to display qualitative variants, and different levels of saturation or lightness to show quantitative variations.
Spatial Dashboards use Thematic Maps to dynamically visualize the regional distribution of actual Business Metrics or technical measurements from the web or local sources.
Spatial Dashboards empower decision making, by visualizing the spatial context of Business Metrics or technical measurements.