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Control Center

This is the area of the platform where you manage data of yours that is relevant for the Data Intelligence Hub. Data that you want to process in the workspace or offer in the MARKETPLACE must be available in the CONTROL CENTER: this can be done either by uploading it from your PC or server or by obtaining it from the MARKETPLACE.
All files and data sources are entered in the STORAGE. Under DATA, OFFERS, and ORDERS, you can find the respective relevant subset of your data, for ease of administration.

An Organization account is required to ensure the full scope of function. Some of the functions described here are not available in an individual user’s CONTROL CENTER.

On the following pages, the use of the CONTROL CENTER is described as you would experience it if you were a member of an organization logged in with administrator rights – supplemented with notes on personal use.

Personal area and organization

Depending on whether you are working in the personal area or in the area of your organization, you will either see the CONTROL CENTER of the organization or your personal area. In the account selection menu at the top right of each page, you can (by entering your access details again) switch between the areas.

Overview

Organization account

On your first visit, three linked info boxes (tiles) will indicate the options available in the CONTROL CENTER.

Data

If no data has been uploaded yet, the “Data” tile will contain information text at the top, below which there will be a button guiding you to the DATA area.

Offers

There must be data in the CONTROL CENTER in order to create an offer. If no data has been uploaded yet, the “Offers” tile will contain information text at the top, below which there will be a button guiding you to the OFFERS area.

Orders

If no data has been ordered in the MARKETPLACE yet, the “Orders” tile will contain information text at the top, below which there will be a button, which links you to the MARKETPLACE.
With further use, the overview page for the area will show the current activity in the CONTROL CENTER:

Bei der weiteren Nutzung zeigt die Übersichtsseite des Bereichs jeweils das aktuelle Geschehen im CONTROL CENTER:

Data

In the top area of the tile, you can see how many files or data sources are available for use. This is data that you have uploaded from your PC or server.

In the bottom area of the tile, the data which was last used is listed.

The tile links to the DATA sub-page in the CONTROL CENTER.

Offers

In the top area of the tile, you can see how many of your organization’s offers are currently published in the MARKETPLACE.

The last edited offers are shown in the bottom area of the tile.

The tile links to the OFFERS sub-page in the CONTROL CENTER.

Orders

In the top area of the tile, you can see the number of all of your previous orders in the MARKETPLACE.

Your last orders are shown in the bottom area of the tile.

The tile links to the ORDERS sub-page in the CONTROL CENTER.

Persönliches Konto

The personal area of the Data Intelligence Hub is limited in functionality.
The personal area of the Data Intelligence Hub is limited in functionality. Unlike registered organizations, you cannot offer data in the MARKETPLACE, for example.

As a team member of an organization, you will only see the “Data” and “Orders” tiles in your personal area.

For individual users who do not belong to a registered organization, clicking on the “Offers” tile will open a “Benefits for registered organizations” overlay.

Data

In this area of the CONTROL CENTER, data can be edited and processed.

This data can be made available by your organization’s administrator. Regular users can also upload data that they require for projects or offers from their PC or server.

 

Adding data
  • No data yet: Click on the “+” button below the text to “Add data”
  • Daten vorhanden: Add further data by clicking on the “+” button on the top right
    A form will open in an overlay. Enter a name for the file or source there.
    In the “File or source” section, you can select from the options “Upload” and “API import”.

 

Upload data (“Upload” tab)

Upload the data either

  • using drag-and-drop or
  • by searching the server/PC, selecting a file and uploading it

 

Converting data

At this stage, you can provide your data in additional formats: activate the corresponding checkbox.

You can delete data that has been converted unnecessarily by clicking on the delete symbol, if required.
Now you just have to click “Save”.

The overlay closes and you can see an overview of the DATA area with the original and converted files.

 

Import data (“API import” tab)

Enter the API endpoint.

Decide between the options

  • One-time import: “Never” option field
  • Import with updates: “Periodically” option field?Select the unit and the interval in the selection menu below this (every … minutes, hours, months, days, weekly on …).

Then “Save”.

A status message tells you if the input is valid and if the API has been validated.

 

Advanced settings

During upload and data import, you will see “Advanced settings” underneath the “Add” dialog, which you can expand using the arrow button.

Time reference
Does this data refer to a specific time period or several time periods? Then select the option “Yes”.
As soon as you click on one of the date fields, two calendar views (current month) will open. Define the desired time period by

  • using the arrow buttons to choose the month in the current year and selecting your start and end date in these months.
  • If your desired time period is more than a year, click on the month in the first calendar view – you will see a list with years. Select a year, then a new list will open showing the months in this year.
  • The first day of the selected month is your starting point. Proceed as before to select the end point in the second calendar. The last day of the month selected there is your end point. By clicking on a date in the month views, you can then define a specific start and end date.

Geospatial reference
Does this data refer to a specific location or region? Then select the option “Yes”.
On the map that then opens, you can assign the data to a region by

  • zooming in and moving the map until the window shows the desired region
  • setting the marker at the desired location by using drag-and-drop
  • drawing a polygon consisting of as many markers as required. Close the form by clicking on the first set point.

 

Saving data

Is all of the data correct and complete? Then click on “Save”. The file upload status will be indicated by a progress bar.

 

“Add data” completed

Once the data has been transferred, converted, and checked, the overlay will close and you will see the overview of the DATA area (again) with all files and data sources, including the data that has just been uploaded, and, if relevant, converted and imported. Since the data check can take some time, you can close the overlay and start working on a different task.

 

Overview

Initially, the following sorting criteria can be seen in four columns:

  • Name (A – Z, Z – A)
  • Added on
  • Status
  • Stored in

Status

The information in the “Status” column in your list of data informs you about the upload/import, conversion, and checking statuses:

  • “In progress”: the upload or import, data checking, or conversion process is currently running …
  • “Error”: File damaged, source cannot be accessed …
  • “OK”: File is free of errors

Sort

Click on the column title to open a selection menu with two sections:

  • Order: sort your data in ascending or descending order, depending on context (alphabetically by storage location, chronologically by date/vice versa, etc.)
  • Is a different sorting criterion relevant for you? Select a criterion from the list (version, author, etc.), and it will be used instead of the criterion previously displayed in this column.

Edit

As soon as you activate a checkbox next to a file or source, the editing menu to the left above the list can be used.

With this, you can

  • delete your data
  • edit your data (file name, source, settings, etc.)
  • and view and edit details

If you activate several checkboxes, only “Delete” and “Download” are possible.

Search

Use the search to find files/sources that contain your search term in the title.

Offers

This is where your MARKETPLACE offers are recorded, and where you can manage them (create new offer, edit offer, delete, etc.).

Individual users’ Personal accounts are limited to basic functions. Trading with data in the MARKETPLACE does not count.

 

Create offers

No offers created yet Click on the “+” button below the text to create an offer for the MARKETPLACE

Create another offer Add further offers for the MARKETPLACE by clicking on the “+” button on the top right

See also CONTROL CENTER: Creating an individual data offer

 

Managing offers

You can see a list of your offers as well as various filter, search, and sort options.
The following sorting criteria can be seen in four columns initially:

  • Title (A – Z, Z – A): sort your offers alphabetically according to title
  • Contact person at the organization/li>
  • Modified on/li>
  • Status: published, draft/li>

Sort
Click on the column title to open a selection menu with two sections:

  • Order: sort your offers in ascending or descending order, depending on context (chronologically by date of creation, alphabetically by author, etc.)
  • Is a different sorting criterion relevant for you? Select a criterion from the list (date of creation, author, version, license, etc.), and this will be used instead of the criterion previously displayed in this column.

The editing menu on the left above the list can be used as soon as you activate a checkbox next to an offer.

The individual offers can then be deleted, edited (change some components), duplicated and viewed. If you activate several checkboxes, only the “Delete” symbol will be operable.

Filters
With the filters above the list

  • Topics
  • Keywords

you can reduce the number of offers displayed according to the corresponding criteria, provided you have specified these at the time of offer creation.

You can remove the selected filters again (keywords and topics) by clicking on the “X”.

Search
Use the search to find offers with a title containing the search term.

 

Creating a data offer

Prepare your data for the MARKETPLACE: add an accurate description and examples of use to ensure that your data offer arouses interest in the MARKETPLACE and can be found via a keyword search. .

Click on the button on the top right (“+ Create new offer”) to open an overlay with an input mask and an option to “Publish”.

On the left in the sidebar, you will see the segments required to create a data offer: general information, data, examples, meta information, license, and access.

A status indicator tells you the extent to which these segments are already complete.

 

Editing sidebar segments
General information

Description
Enter a title and a description for your offer.

Icon
Select an icon for your offer: the square mini-graphic is displayed next to the offer title in the MARKETPLACE.

  • Tab „Upload“: upload an icon from your own PC or server (drag-and-drop or select file)
  • Tab „Select“: choose from a set of standard icons

If you have not yet assigned any individual icons, pre-prepared icons are displayed here at random.

 

Data

Here, you can add data to an offer or remove data from an offer.

To do this, either assign the offer files or sources already uploaded or imported into the Data Intelligence Hub or add new data. They will automatically be stored in the DATA area once uploaded so that they are available for other actions.

Copyright declaration
Please confirm that you have the necessary rights for publishing all parts of the data offer.
Using the tab navigation, select from the options “From Data” and “Add”.

Tab: “From Data”
To make it easier to find the files and sources belonging to and available for the offer, the entries can be sorted (Name (A – Z/Z – A); added on) and filtered.

  • Selected data
    In this list, you can see the data that is currently part of the offer. To remove a file or source from the offer, deactivate the corresponding checkbox: the entry moves to the “Available data” area.
  • Available data
    In this directory, you can select the data that should be part of the offer. To add a file or source to the offer, activate the corresponding checkbox. The entry moves to the “Selected data” area.

Tab: Add
Enter the name of the file or source and select from the “Upload” and “API import” tabs.

Tab: Upload
Select “Upload” to add data saved on your PC or server to the offer (by drag-and-drop or file selection). When uploaded, these are automatically stored in your organization’s DATA area.

Next steps and advanced settings: see Adding data

 

Examples

Use examples of use and sample data to design an appealing offer.

  • Example of use
    Describe a typical application for the data offered and add a title for the example of use.
  • Example images
    Upload images from the server or PC..
  • Sample data
    Upload a data sample from the server or PC.
  • API documentation
    If relevant, upload the API documentation for the offer or, for more detailed documentation, enter a URL at which the documentation can be retrieved.

 

Meta information

Make it easier for prospective MARKETPLACE visitors 🙂 to find your offer by adding metadata.

  • Organizational unit
    Does this offer come from a unit within your organization which is to be named on the offer page? Select this in the drop-down menu.
  • Keywords
    Enter your choice of keywords for the MARKETPLACE search (free text). Beneath the text field, you will see the keywords which have previously been entered and can remove these by clicking on the “X”.
  • Contact
    Appoint a contact person for this offer for prospective MARKETPLACE visitors so they are able to get in touch.
  • Topics
    Make your offer easier to find when filtering the MARKETPLACE according to subject area by assigning it to a topic using the selection menu.
  • Further information
    You can create your own labels (table columns) here and delete columns that are irrelevant for the offer.

 

License

Which licensing conditions should apply to your offer: for purchase or for project-specific use, static for one-time purchase, with or without a planned update or as a dynamic data flow for a specific period of time …?
Choose one of the standard licenses in the drop-down menu.

 

Access

Specify who should be able to see and use your offer (default setting: all users and visitors to the Data Intelligence Hub).

  • Visibility
    Select: only organizations registered in the Data Intelligence Hub, all users registered in the Data Intelligence Hub, all users and visitors (including the public MARKETPLACE)
  • Availability
    If your offer is to be available for an unlimited or limited time: enter the start and end date of the term.

 

Create

Is all information and data included? Then click on “Publish”.

 

Confirmation

Your data offer will be created and displayed in its compressed display format (tile) in an overlay.
You can now create another offer, use this as a template, or return to the offer overview.

Orders

Overview

This is where your MARKETPLACE orders are recorded and managed.

An individual user’s Personal account differs in this area only by the type of offers recorded here: individual users can only order and process open data offers. The following processes are described based on the account of a registered organization.

Order data

  • No orders yet Click on the “+” button below the text to order data in the MARKETPLACE
  • Order more data Click on the “+” at the top right to order more data in the MARKETPLACE

Managing orders
You will see a list of your orders:

  • Sort
    Order: sort your orders in ascending or descending order, depending on context, by clicking on a column title (e.g., alphabetically by offer title or the name of the provider).
  • View
    To view the details of an order, activate the corresponding checkbox and click on the “View” icon in the editing menu on the left above the list.
  • Search
    Use the keyword search to find orders for which the data provider has entered corresponding keywords at the time of creation.

Storage

The STORAGE is a mirror image of all data from the different areas of the Data Intelligence Hub. You yourself can see any data that relates to your activities in the Data Intelligence Hub: data that you have uploaded or imported as well as data from your projects and workspaces.
The storage properties are defined in your organization’s usage agreement. An individual user’s Personal account is limited to free standard storage for their own use.

Managing folders

Sort
You will see a list of your folders with the following columns:

  • Name
  • Last modified
  • Size

Click on the column title to sort your folder in ascending or descending order (A – Z, Z – A; date, size).