Sharing Visualizations Outside of FieldScope
In the FieldScope visualization tool, you can filter data sets and add data to a range of data display types that can be organized into data stories. Read more about the options for visualizing data in FieldScope.
Anytime a user saves a visualization to their FieldScope account, they have the option to share that visualization with others. Each saved visualization gets assigned a unique URL that can be emailed, shared to social media, or linked from another website. Users can also get an embed code to add a FieldScope visualization to another website. In this article, we cover both options.
Sharing Your Visualization URL with Others
If you want to share your visualization with others, access it from your list of My visualizations and click on the three dots on the right-hand side to select the Copy link option. Then you can paste the link anywhere you want to share it. Others will be able to load the visualization and interact with it.
You can also access the Copy link option when you are editing the visualization.
Embedding a Visualization in Another Website
You can also get an embed code for any visualization you save and plug the code into an external website. This can be helpful for organizations that host citizen science projects on FieldScope in addition to having their own external website, or for educators who would like to add a visualization created in FieldScope to an online curriculum or other educational website.
Once you save any visualization from the edit mode to your own account, an option to copy the embed code is available. See the animation below demonstrating this.
This embed code can be shared in any website where embedded HTML can be used. Many websites are managed with platforms like Wix or SquareSpace, which do not require specific website building or HTML skills to utilize embedded interactives. Alternatively, if your organization has a trained webmaster, provide this code to them.
Anyone can use the buttons at the bottom of a shared visualization to scroll through all of the displays included in it. Users can click also on the “more info” option above the visualization to access a description of the visualization and make a copy they can edit to make further meaning of the data.
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