The toolbox

Modified on Thu, 11 Aug 2022 at 03:20 PM

The Toolbox is the panel on the left that contains all the blocks. 

The toolbox is where you get access to the drag-and-drop blocks. The menu expands on a click so that you can see the relevant headings. Clicking on a heading exposes the blocks.

Click on the block you need, or drag it into the workspace. (The workspace is the blank canvas panel to the right of the toolbox). 

The blocks are categorised, and colour coded, based on the application area ("Solutions") or by the three steps normally required to run a workflow. It is strongly advised that you drag and drop your blocks in this order:

Step 1: Input

  • These blocks bring in the data that you select.
  • Every workflow needs an input dataset.

Step 2: Analyse

  • If you want to extract information or further investigate the data you selected in Step 1, then you will need to choose a block that applies the required processing step. See this article on the analytical steps available. 
  • This step is optional depending on what workflow you are trying to create.

Step 3: Output and display

  • To view your data, or the results of your analysis, you need to select an output block.
  • Some data blocks will have an output block already attached.
  • You can also add dashboard blocks that generate tables and graphs.
  • You can also add a download block to download any of the map outputs as a Geotiff (note that not all users have access to this feature).
  • Every workflow needs at least one output block.

Congratulations! You have built your first workflow.

Not all blocks work together. If two blocks refuse to connect, you are probably trying to connect two blocks that are incompatible. 


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