Visualizing data

OpenDataSoft features an in-depth visualization experience for you to explore a dataset in a rich and interactive manner.

The dataset information page displays the dataset metadata like its title, description, source, keywords, license, etc.

Depending on your dataset’s columns, you will be able to explore it as a classic table, to project it on a map, or to display it thanks to various charts and widgets. You will also find all the images present in the dataset.

Finally, you will be able to export it in several file formats (depending on the nature of your data) and to consume it through an API.

Displaying data on a map

This can be achieved by switching to the Map tab in the dataset explore page. For that tab to be available, your dataset must contain a geopoint or a geoshape field.

Explore Map

Displaying data on a chart

This can be achieved by switching to the Analyze tab in the dataset explore page. For that tab to be available, your dataset must contain facets or date/time fields.

Explore Chart

Reusing a visualization

Any visualization built with OpenDataSoft can easily be reused as is.

Embed

At the bottom of the Map and Chart tabs, there is a widget that allows you to share a visualization you made:

  • as a Share link, to share a direct access to the visualization,
  • as an Embed code, to embed the visualization in an iframe on a remote web site,
  • as a Widget code, to integrate the visualization as a widget in a content page using the OpenDataSoft ods-widgets framework.

Listing reuses

You can list reuses on the dataset page, to help promote both the reuse itself and your data. The reuses will be listed at the bottom of the information tab on each dataset page. You can learn more about this feature in the section Encouraging reuses.

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Filtering the records

On the left hand side of the dataset page, there is a filtering toolbar very similar to what is described in the paragraph Filtering the catalog.

Default tab

You can choose between the table tab and the information tab as the default tab on which a dataset is opened. See Configure catalog & dataset pages for more informations.