How to use this application step-by-step?
Step 1 – Selection of the main filters for the analysis
During the first step of the application, the user will have to choose the main filters for his analysis. These include:
- main category (e.g. demography & society, economy & labour, structural business statistics, business demographics, innovation system and geography)
Figure 1a: Step 1 – Selection of category
- years included in the analysis – regions that are going to be included – variable for the analysis
Figure 1b: Step 1 – Selection of years
- group by region or variable
The application gives to users the opportunity to group their results
either based on regions, or based on variables. Thus, we can obtain
results in two forms: i) results for a specific variable for a number
of regions; and ii) results for a number of different variables for a
specific region. These two different options provide the opportunity to
perform comparative analysis not only within a region, but also between
different EU regions (Fig. 1c).
Figure 1d: Step 1 – Selection of variable
Step 2 – Extraction of the selected data in table format
In the second step of the application, the user will be able to see
his/her selected indicators in a table format by pressing the Search button.
He/she is also able to reset the selection criteria by pressing the Reset button
Figure 2a: Step 2 – Extraction of the data in table format
An additional functionality of the application offers the opportunity to
download the selected data at an excel format or CSV format. This can be
done by hovering the Download button at the end of the table (Fig. 2b).
The pop-up window gives the user the opportunity to open the file or
Save it in his/her computer.
Figure 2b: Pop-up window for downloading the data in a table format
Step 3 – Selection of the appropriate visualisation mode for the data
The third step of the application offers the opportunity to select the
appropriate visualisation mode for the data by hovering the Show Graph
button (Fig. 3a). The choice must be done between two different
visualisation modes: line graphs and bar charts. The user can also use
the Insert to Report button to include table data to his final report.
Figure 3a: Step 3 Selection of the appropriate visualisation mode for the data
Figure 3b: Bar chart produced by the Regional Assets Mapping application
Figure 3c: Line graph produced by the Regional Assets Mapping application
In both cases, it is possible to export the generated graphs in an image format (.png)
by pressing the Download Image button at the bottom of the graph. The user can also
save the graphs into his final report by selecting the Insert to Report button.
Step 4 : Create and export the final report
As referred above, the user can save either the data itself or the graphs
generated into his report, by pressing the Insert to Report button (Fig. 3a, Fig. 3b and Fig. 3c).
He can repeat this, if he wishes to add additional data to his report,
after applying new filters to regional data. By pressing the Export button, located in
the My Report menu (Fig. 4a), the user can export directly his report to a .doc file,
with all data gradually included to it.
Figure 4a: Step 4 – My Report options
By selecting the Preview button, the user can
preview the report and add some explanation of the results grouped by category, and
then click the Download Report button to export it in .doc format (Fig. 4b). Finally,
the app gives the user the opportunity, to see the overall status of this report in
the form of a dendrogram, indicating which variables have already been included, by
pressing the Progress button of the My Report menu (Fig. 4c). These extra functionalities are only available for the registered users of
the application, as the data are stored incrementally in their personal account.
Figure 4b: Step 4 – Preview Report screen
Figure 4c: Step 4 – Overall Variable Report Status