Working with Workspaces and Maps
When you upload Excel data to eSpatial, a default Workspace is created
What is a Workspace?
As the name implies, this is where you can create or change maps and save them. Think of a Workspace as a bag that contains all maps related to a particular set of data.
Let’s take an example
I have uploaded an Excel file to eSpatial and as you can see, a default mapping workspace has been created.
Here are the elements of most importance in a workspace:
Saving different maps within a workspace
One of the big advantages of having a Workspace is that you can create multiple maps – or map views – and keep them in the same Workspace.(NB: Each time you alter a map and want that version kept, save it under a different name.)
Creating a new map within a Workspace
Let’s take the first map in the Workspace that was created when I uploaded my data (it’s the map at the top of this page). My US Customers data has been plotted . However, what if I wanted a map of California customers only, that I could share with a specific persons – or persons? In this case, all I would have to do is to open my table and filter out all states except California. Then I would save this map.
You’ll notice that I have named the Workspace “Customers” and saved this map as “California” (I also switched off Color By Value in the Legend panel). If I open up my Workspace folder (accessible by clicking the folder icon at the bottom of the control panel) I can now see that this Workspace contains two maps:
Access maps and Workspaces from your Library
Then select the map you wish to open.
To find out more about maps and Workspaces go to our help pages.