Tools

Tools

  • By Lee Belbin
  •  January 30, 2012
  •  Tags:  spatial portal help
Tools available

Tools available

Tools operate on one or more of the three basic data types.  Data does not have to be pre-mapped, but will be used as a prompt by default if it is. Area can be the base of a function as in reporting species,  occurrences and associated data. Area can also be used in conjunction with other tools such as scatterplots (species plotted against layer values), classification (integrating gridded layers) or prediction (interpolating species based on gridded layers).

The Spatial Portal now permits re-use of analysis layers. There are three types of layers produced from the tools

  • Points (from Generate points)
  • Environmental – gridded layers with continuous values in each grid cell and
  • Contextual – polygonal layers with class values for each polygon

Not all combinations of re-use are possible, for example contextual layers cannot be used in classification. The following table summarizes the possibilities. The table is read left to right, the rows represent tools that have been run while the columns represent tools that could be run on those outputs.

2. Tool
1. Tool Tool Layer Type # Layers Hover tool Sampling Scatterplot Classify Predict Tabulate Area Reports GDM
Area reports
AOO and EOO
Nearest locality
Scatterplots
 Points to Grid Environmental 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes
Generate points Point  1  Yes Yes
Phylogenetic diversity
Classify Contextual 1 Yes Yes Yes Not yet
Predict Environmental 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  Yes
GDM Environmental Many Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes