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How To: View MySidewalk Data Source Information
How To: View MySidewalk Data Source Information

Find out where we get the mySidewalk data and how you can site it

Jennifer Funk avatar
Written by Jennifer Funk
Updated over a week ago

When creating a map, writing a report, or developing a plan, it is important to know where the information is coming from so you can make better data-based decisions. This can include who collected it, when it was collected, and how it was organized/published.

When searching for Data, you can view source information right where you are looking!

  1. Navigate to any place you can see mySidewalk data selection

    1. As an example: click Seek, then choose to select Data

  2. Search for any data or utilize the filters to browse

  3. Click the 'i' information bubble next to the source name

The information available in that secondary tab (Data Catalog) lists out where the data came from (with timeframes and links to the actual source) as well as how it is curated and enriched by the MySidewalk data scientists. mySidewalk focuses on providing aggregated community-scale data rather than individual or company-level data. Geographic availability, cross-cuts and other valuable information are listed out by source within the data.

To show data sources for dashboard components:

When you add mySidewalk data to your map, chart, or graph, the source attribution will automatically be added as a citation for your data.

To turn this off or add more information, open the component and navigate to the edit panel. In most components you will find Style then a setting called Show source attribution. You can turn that off and/or add information into the text box labeled Footnote. In a map, navigate to the edit panel and select Settings under the Map Layers to find the Source Attribution setting and the Footnote text box.

More Details can be found in this Data Source help article.

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