Let's start by taking a look at a completed Dashboard.
The living example can be found here: https://drwidashboard.org
This dashboard was created by a FieldDoc user and displays all grants that were awarded through the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. What's important to see is that the quantitative and geographic information are displayed side-by-side. Also worth noting is that as the user clicks on a specific geographic area or project pin, the metrics will adjust based on the scale (Project Geography, Site Geography, Practice Geography, or Dashboard Geography) accordingly.
Dashboards: Features and Value
FieldDoc recognizes the intrinsic link between geographic and metric information. Both components provide invaluable insight into restoration efforts and are powerful when combined. The value in Dashboards are that users can create real-time views of where their project implementation stands. This information is also accessible at any scale. For example if you have worked across 20 projects, 45 sites, and 100+ practices, Dashboards combine all of your metrics and work into one convenient visualization. Here are some of the major features you can expect from a FieldDoc Dashboard:
Dashboard Defaults: When you first open a dashboard, it will default to cumulative metric totals, cumulative progress, and geographic extent of the projects and geographies that have been added.
Clicking on a project Pin: The map will zoom to your the project extent and your metrics will update to show progress toward project totals.
Clicking on a site geography: The map will zoom you to the project site and metrics will update to show progress toward project site totals.
Clicking on a practice geography: The map will zoom you to the project practice and metrics will update to show progress toward project practice totals.
Dashboard Geographies: Clicking on an area of interest that's been added to the Dashboard will summarize all metrics by what occurs within the geographic extent. You can manage your own geographies via the "Geographies" tab and then add them when you configure your own dashboard.