Projects and users

CleverMaps is a multitenant cloud application, which means that a single instance of the application serves multiple users at the same time. Registered users have access to various projects. There can be more than one user in a project, and one user can have access to one or more projects. In the scope of a project, users can also have different user roles. So, each project consists of data, metadata, and users.

Project page of a Retail Solution Demo project

Project lifecycle

In the lifecycle of a project, data comes first. When building a project from scratch, the data has to be transformed in a way that allows you to apply various location intelligence concepts. Some of the data must contain a geospatial information, so it can be visualised on a map. Then, datasets corresponding with the data are created. As a next step, metrics are created. Metrics define the actual computations that will be performed on the project's data. Metrics are used in indicators, which represent a phenomena that can be visualised on a map. Indicators can be drilled down on for more detailed analysis, as defined in indicator drills. Indicators and indicator drills are then paired in a dashboard, and displayed as an initial state of the infopanel. A project is usually divided in a set of views. Dashboard is the main content of a view. View essentially is a group of indicators that represent a common business goal (market potential, catchment area analysis, customer intelligence...). There are also physical points, related to the data and which may represent the actual locations related to the business (e.g. stores, warehouses, ATMs...). They are defined in marker objects, and grouped in marker selectors.

User roles

There are 4 user roles in CleverMaps - Viewer, Editor, Load data and Admin and 19 permissions assigned to them:

Category

Permission

Viewer

Editor

Load data

Admin

Category

Permission

Viewer

Editor

Load data

Admin

project permissions

access a project



get project detail

delete a project







update a project







project membership

add project membership







list project membership







update project membership







delete project membership







project invitations

invite to project







list project invitations







update project invitation







project data

load project data





dump project data







validate project data



project metadata

update metadata





delete metadata





can update bookmarks

can update data permissions







project audit

can get audit log







Viewer is the lowest user role available. After accepting an invitation to a project, you become a Viewer. A Viewer can open map views in a project, filter data and create a personal bookmarks.

The Editor role is able to edit project metadata, and validate the data.

The Load data user role is able to load and validate the project data only. Users with this role may be used for automated data upload, as an account used in a Shell script.

As an Admin, you have all the rights of the lower user roles, plus you are able to load/dump project data, invite other users into the project, and manage existing memberships. User management interface is available in the application by hovering the Account icon on the bottom left of the Project page, and selecting User management.