Widgets Overview

Widgets are the building blocks of your report. You will see these grouped in the Toolbox tab on the left hand side of the page. The widgets available are shown here:

Widget Description
ArcGIS Online
Web Map
The webmap embeds an interactive map using data and base maps from ArcGIS Online into your report. It is possible to define whether the map should zoom to the selected feature or not and if all features or only the report feature should be displayed.
Bar Chart
Show your map data as a bar chart. With this widget you can choose which attributes / indicators you would like display in bar chart form. Plenty of widget properties allow you to customise the bar chart to suit your needs.
Line Chart
The line chart is most commonly used to show how a single indicator value changes over time e.g. monthly crime rates. Plenty of widget properties allow you to customise the line chart to suit your needs.
Bubble/Scatter Chart
The bubble/scatter chart allows you to plot one indicator against another. E.g. smoking vs lung cancer. Optionally a third indicator can be used to control the size of the point plotted. Plenty of widget properties allow you to customise the bubble/scatter chart to suit your needs.
Pie Chart
The pie chart is most commonly used to show how a collection of indicator values that represent a “whole” e.g. ethnicity within a population. Plenty of widget properties allow you to customise the pie chart to suit your needs.
Radar Chart
The radar chart is most commonly used to show the spread of indicator values for one area against another e.g. a single area compared against regional and national data. Values are plotted on a circular chart. Plenty of widget properties allow you to customise the radar chart to suit your needs.
Scaled Icon
The Scaled Icon allows the numeric indicators to be represented by icons/images. Here the sizes of the indicator values will be reflected by the sizes of the icons/images. And the scale of the image sizes is set by you.
Filled Icon
You can use the Filled Icon to tell your audience how your indicator performs for the selected area compared to that of all feature areas with the use of an icon/image. A proportion of the image is ‘filled’ with a set colour depending on its indicator value.
Repeating Icon
The Repeating Icon allows you to show the audience the sizes of the indicator values by the number of copies of the icon/image it displays.

Scaled Boxes

The Scaled Boxes widget is similar to the Scaled Icon widget but the sizes of the the indicator values are represented by boxes instead of icons. The scaled boxes can either be lined up next to each other or stacked on top of each other.
Often you will want to enhance your report with logos and imagery. This widget lets you do this. You can pick from an image already uploaded to your ArcGIS organisation or define a URL link to an image on the web.
Data Table
This widget allows you to display data from your map feature service in tabular form. By default the table will show the area being reported as a row and attribute fields for that feature service as columns, however plenty of widget properties allow you to customise the table to suit your needs.
Time Series Table
This widget is very similar to the data table one but is designed for displaying multiple time period values for a set of indicators. Plenty of widget properties allow you to customise the time series table to suit your needs.
This is how you add text to your report. By dragging in a text widget you can position it as required and enter the text using a WYSIWYG Editor panel. With this you can edit the text, change the styling, font, size, alignment, colour, background colour and insert hyperlinks. You can also copy and paste text from other applications.
Text Box
This widget is identical to the text widget but the text is contained within a box which you can style. You can add a title to the box, change the background colour, change box border colour, change the corner radius and add padding around the text. The text box is a useful way to make text stand out on your report page.
This allows you to add a horizontal line to your report. You can set the colour of the line and the thickness of the line. This can be a useful way of breaking up content on your page or under-lining page headings.
  • You add a widget to your page by simply dragging and dropping it onto the page.  The widget will try to automatically resize itself according to the space you drag it into on the page. You can then easily resize the widget by clicking on it and using the grab handles.
  • You can delete or copy a widget by right clicking on it.
  • To paste a copied widget right click on a blank part of the page and click paste.  This can be on a new page if required.