This release has several features along with various bug fixes.
Visualizations are now fully supported on mobile devices. That means that you have full access to all the visualization tools that you would on your PC.
Project and Visualization Index pages
Project and Visualization index pages have had a makeover. In the last release we introduced Material Design, a UI theme designed by Google. We have extended that theme to the project and visualization cards.
Error Bars are back
The introduction of data filtering had the side effect of breaking error bars on bar chart visualizations. That issue has been addressed.
There were several bug fixes as well as two major features:
Material design was integrated into the site. This can be seen several places including the new buttons, check boxes and radio buttons.
The homepage redesign changed the look and feel of several aspects of the homepage. These changes can really be seen on the mobile site. The mobile site is now much more user friendly and iSENSE's features can be more easily accessed from the mobile site.
This week we had two major features that were released into the site.
This allows users to select a range of values within a data set and save this range so that it can be used across visualizations. For example you can zoom in on a scatter plot and then "Set Current Filters" which makes the data that appeared on the zoomed chart appear on all the other visualizations.
Now when editing fields you can drag to reorder them. This new order will appear when looking at the fields in the visualizations.
With the second release of the summer, the iSENSE team brings new features, bug fixes, and UI tweaks.
Group Photos by Data Set
While viewing multiple data sets you can now group the photos by data set. This makes the photo visualization much more powerful as you can now group and filter photos from different data sets.
Error Bars on Bar Chart
Now you can view error bars on bar chart. An error bar shows you one standard deviation. This allows you to quickly see how much your data varies from the average.
Timestamps are now in your timezone.
Previously all timestamps were in GMT timezone. Now iSENSE converts all timestamps to your local timezone.
With the first release of the summer, the iSENSE team brings new features, bug fixes, and UI tweaks.
Camera Icon on Map Vis
Data sets containing images now have camera icons on Map Visualizations instead of circles! This complements a previous feature that allows you to view any images a data set has by clicking on a data point on the map. Now when viewing multiple data sets at once it is easy to pick out which ones have images.
Search Data Sets on Project Page
Now you can search for data sets on a project page. This allows you to easily find the data sets that you want!
Zip File Support
You can now upload zip files that contain multiple data sets. This is a useful feature for users who have many files that they want to upload to a project. No more uploading them one at a time!
The iSENSE team has been working hard to bring you iSENSE v7.0 before our semester comes to a close. This release offers ground-breaking changes to make collecting, visualizing, and sharing data more intuitive for everyone. Read on to learn more about this release.
We take pride in building visualizations that assist you in getting the most from data analysis, and v7.0 offers completely restyled visualization tools to do just that. Visualizing data on iSENSE has never been so easy to do. Visualization tools are now located on the left part of the screen. All the previous visualization configuration options still exist, but they have been restyled (and even improved in some cases).
iSENSE v6.7 is out, and the website has never looked so beautiful.
The footer has been re-organized and re-styled to better guide you in navigating iSENSE.
I spy with my eye... my project! Finding your project on the projects page just got easier. Projects without default images are now displayed with their title as an image to help you quickly find it on the projects page.
Stay tuned for more UI updates across the website, new visualization tools, improved regressions, grouping by contributor keys on visualizations, and a more user friendly fields page.
iSENSE v6.6 offers bug fixes, UI tweaks, and a new visualization feature -- viewing images on the map visualization!
Now, if you upload pictures to a data set, those pictures will appear on the map visualization. Simply click the markers on the map to view the picture associated with that data set. Viewing pictures directly on the map will help you to better analyze your data.
Another visualization update is the addition of a "Get Latest" button to reload a project with all the latest data. This should be a convenient way of refreshing when data sets are continuously being added.
For developers, we've updated the API documentation page. It now includes code samples and detailed notes for each request.
Stay tuned for new features in the upcoming weeks...
Over the past couple of weeks, the iSENSE team has been rolling out some great new features, bug fixes, UI tweaks, and API changes. Read on to learn more.
Improvements to Slickgrid, our manual entry data table, makes manually contributing data to iSENSE a more seamless experience. Now, units for number fields are shown in the table; ten empty rows are added by default; holding down enter will add one more row of data; and validation messages are more clear and concise. We are working hard to refine Slickgrid to help guide you in manually contributing data.
The histogram visualization has been enhanced for small data sets so that each bar is represented as a stack of individual data items. This helps reinforce what a histogram really is: for each bin, a count of data elements that fit into that bin.
You can add one KML layer to visualizations. As defined by Google Maps, layers are objects on a map that consist of one or more items. KML layers renders KML or GeoRSS elements onto the map. To use this feature, please go to the projects edit page and paste a link to a KML file under Map Layer. You can host your KML file on iSENSE as a media object if you don’t want to link to a URL that might change.
In addition to these great changes, the page to add and edit fields and the photo visualization have gotten a facelift and images on the visualizations page are now clickable and take you directly to the respective visualization.
Check back soon for more features and enhancements!
The iSENSE team is proud to introduce iSENSE v6.0. This releases offers several new features, bug fixes, UI tweaks, API changes, and more. Interested in learning about what’s new? Keep on reading!
Manually contributing data to iSENSE just got easier with our new data entry table called Slickgrid. Slickgrid makes it easy to add, delete, and edit data. Its very slick (pun intended), easy-to-use interface makes contributing data a seamless experience.
What's great about Slickgrid? It validates all data contributed to projects. For example, it ensures a given latitude and longitude are valid location values. Additionally, Slickgrid makes it easy to enter a timestamp by allowing you to select date and time values on a calendar as shown below.
To use Slickgrid,
1. Go to a project you want to contribute data to.
2. Under Contribute Data, click Manual Entry.
3. Then… Huzzah! You're ready to use Slickgrid.
Click the red "X" to delete rows of data. Click "Add Row" to add a row of data. Click "Save" to save your dataset.
Our contact page got a facelift, AND we’ve added the newest iSENSE members. We are pleased to welcome Samantha Michalka, Anthony Salani, Jason Downing, Jeremy Daigneau, and Tyler Puleo to the team! Visit the contact page to meet our team or get in touch if you're interested in working with us.
Have you ever discovered a bug using iSENSE? Maybe a button wasn’t working or a page didn’t load. Or have you ever thought, “I wish could do _______ on iSENSE...”? If the answer to either (or both) of those questions is yes, you’re in luck.
You can now report bugs or suggest features using our new bug reporting feature. The link to report a bug is in the footer as shown below. Simply click this link to begin the bug reporting process.
All bug reports will be posted to our public issue repository on GitHub.com. Don't have a GitHub account? No problem! You can still report bugs. However, we advise you not to include personal information, e.g. your name or email, in your bug report because this information will publicly be available on GitHub.com. We encourage you to be as specific as possible when filling on the bug reporting form, though.
You now have the option to select all y-axis fields by simply checking the "Select-All" checkbox on visualizations.
We've added a new function to our API that enables you to add a contributor key to a project. Please see the documentation for more information.