Navigating the LMA Dashboard
The Lifecycle Maturity Assessment (LMA) Dashboard displays the National Geospatial Digital Archive (NGDA) datasets and provides information on each dataset based on the LMA results. The assessment results were determined by the agencies responsible for each dataset.
Selecting a Survey
The LMA Dashboard can show the results for multiple surveys, make sure to pick the correct survey. To choose a survey, click the survey drop-down menu and select a survey.
Note the table alphabetically displays all datasets included in the specified survey.
Filtering datasets
To find a specific dataset faster and easier, use the drop-down menus to sort by the name of the theme and/or agency. (Multiple themes or agencies can be selected at once).
Note that when themes or agencies are selected the list of datasets will automatically only display the datasets associated with the selection.
Select any maturity box to see a bar chart for that stage.
If a dataset or maturity box is selected, you can return to the filtered results by using the browser’s back button.
Exporting survey results to PDF or CSV
At the top of the page there is an option to export the survey results to a CSV or PDF. Once the survey is exported, it can then be downloaded or printed.
Legend
By clicking on the “Legend” button to the right above the survey results, a key for the scoring of the survey will appear.
  • 5/5 Optimized; Established
  • 4/5 Mature; Consistent
  • 3/5 Managed; Predictable
  • 2/5 Transition; Transformation
  • 1/5 Planned; Initial Development
  • 0/5 No Activity
  • (nothing) Empty No Data
As the mouse hovers over each score in the legend, a description of each score will appear.
Tip: To make it easier and faster to quickly glance over the scores, notice that the lower the score is, the lighter the green is.
Columns
The scores shown in the LMA Dashboard are taken from the LMA survey. On the dashboard the questions are broken up into different stages, each column represents a stage. Stages: General, Define, Inventory Evaluation, Obtain, Access, Maintain, Use Evaluation, and Archive. The questions for each of these stages can be found by hovering the mouse at the top of each column.
LMA Column
Score Statistics
More information can be found on each score by clicking on the score itself. Clicking on the score will bring up a new page showing a chart with more details about the score.  These details include giving the answers to each one of the questions in the survey.  By hovering the mouse over each bar in the graph, the question that that bar represents will appear.  The x-axis of the graph shows the different stages of the lifecycle and the y-axis shows the scores.
LMA Chart
Rollup Row
The Rollup Row (top row), shows the average scores for each column. This gives the survey viewer a better idea of if a dataset falls above, below, or within the average for each stage.  The “Rollup Row” will adjust as keywords, themes, and/or agencies are added or taken away from the search.
Selecting a Dataset
By clicking on the title of a dataset, you will be directed to a new page containing more details on the dataset. The details include: a description of the dataset (taken from data.gov), the theme, the agency, keyword(s), identifiers, external links (data.gov information), and related services if the dataset has services attached to it.
Title – The title of the dataset listed, is the title that was used in the survey. If the dataset is updated and the title is changed, then the title for this survey on the LMA Dashboard will remain the same.  Once a new survey is taken, then the title in the new survey will be able to use the most up-to-date title.
Description – The descriptions are used to give more information on each dataset. Most of the descriptions for the LMA Dashboard are taken from data.gov.
Theme – The datasets are divided into 16 different themes.  The themes are: Biodiversity and Ecosystems, Cadastre, Climate and Weather, Cultural Resources, Elevation, Geodetic Control, Geology, Governmental Units, Imagery, Land Use – Land Cover, Real Property, Soils, Transportation, Utilities, Water – Inland, and Water – Oceans and Coasts.
Agency – The agency is who publishes and maintains the dataset. The agency is also responsible to taking the LMA survey.
Keywords – Keywords are words used to help identify the dataset.  Keywords can be added to help users find a certain dataset, or a dataset related to a specific topic.
NGDA Dataset ID – The National Geospatial Data Archive assigns specific NGDA identification numbers to each dataset.
External links – The external links are links to pages with more information about the dataset.  Many of the links lead to data.gov, where the description of the dataset came from.
Related resources – This shows the services associated with the dataset. By clicking on the related services, the page will be directed to a more detailed page on the selected service.
Service Statistics – Information on the service statistics can be found in the services dashboard section.
LMA Dataset
Navigating the Services Dashboard
A primary goal of GeoPlatform is to provide high-performance online services for National Geospatial Data Assets (NGDA). In this environment, NGDA and other geospatial data may be deployed using cloud-based online Services. As more online services are deployed a new GeoPlatform capability, the Services Dashboard, is required for Theme Leads, Dataset Managers and other users to monitor their performance, reliability and availability. The Services Dashboard will also help track the overall progress from static NGDA Datasets to online NGDA Services.
Min (<= Reliability) Max (Reliability <) Grade
97A+
9397A
9093A-
8790B+
8387B
8083B-
7780C+
7377C
7073C-
6770D+
6367D
6063D-
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Services Overview
Grade – In the Services Dashboard, the overall ‘Grade’ is simply a letter representation of the average Reliability of all monitored services.
Trend – Service ‘trend’ indicates how well a service is (or set of services are) doing now compared to the previous 7 days. Trend is calculated by determining the percentage increase or decrease of a particular statistic(s) for the last seven days versus the previous seven days. Currently, Trend is calculated for: 1) all monitored services based on the percentage increase or decrease in Reliability, and 2) individual Services based on Online and Compliant
Pie Charts
Speed – A service’s ‘Speed’ is the time taken in seconds to do a single test, i.e. the time it takes for a service to respond to a received request (response time). This value is reported by the FGDC Status Checker.
Average Speed (7 days) is the calculated average of the Speed measurements over the most recent 7 day period.
Average Speed (lifetime) is the calculated average speed over the entire period during which the GeoPlatform has recorded Speed measurements for a service.
Score – Calculated as a factor of the Speed and the correctness of the response.  Scored tests will vary by service type. For example, for WMS the test is for the ‘GetMap’ operation. For ArcGIS Map Server the test is for the ‘mapExport’ operation. The Score statistic is reported by the FGDC Service Status Checker. The GeoPlatform tests all Services at least four times each day. All scored tests for a Service get aggregated into a single-day score for historical tracking.
Note: As the mouse hovers over each pie chart, the statistics for each individual pie chart will appear.
LMA Service Pie Charts
At a glance
At a Glance shows the current day’s overall service statistics.
The statistics will change between the average score and the average speed. To change between the two, use the “Scores” and “Speeds” buttons located to the left above the pie charts.
LMA Service Glance
View All
By clicking the blue “View All” button in the top right of the “Under-performing Services (based on reliability)” box, the page will change to showing all services, instead of only the underperforming services.
Filtered Searches
Like the LMA Dashboard datasets, the services are able to be filtered by keywords, themes, and agencies.  Use the search bar above the list of services to search keyword(s) and the drop down-menus to select one or more themes and/or agencies.
Changing sort order
The list of services can be ordered in various ways. By clicking the drop-down menu to the right above the list of services, there is an option to choose a feature to sort by.
Title, Reliability, Days Online, Score, Speed, Online, Compliant, Theme, and Agency.
The order of the services can be reversed from ascending to descending or descending to ascending by clicking the arrow to the right of the feature drop-down menu.
Page through lists
There are over three hundred monitored services, all of which cannot fit on one page.  In the “Monitored Services” box there is a drop-down menu that says “xx per page”, by clicking on this menu the number of services per page can be changed.
The pages can be changed by clicking the forwards or backwards arrows to the right of the “xx per page” menu.
Statistics and Information Presented in Table
Titles – The unique name used to identify the service.
Type – Every service has a type, there are seven different types a service can be.
  • Service types are: ArcGIS Map Service, ArcGIS Feature Service, ArcGIS Image Service, Catalog Service, Web Coverage Service, Web Feature Service, and Web Map Service.
Reliability – Service ‘reliability’ is a calculated, composite statistic that factors a service’s availability (uptime), durability (days online), and performance (speed) and into a numeric rating. The Reliability statistic is given a total value of 100% and is composed of Percent Uptime (weighted 70% of total value), Days Online (15% of total value), and Average Speed (lifetime) (15% of total value).
The Days Online portion (15 points) is based on a percentage of uptime during “days of service” so as to not punish services that have only been online for a relatively short period of time.  For example, if a service is up 100% of the time in a 3-day life it will score the full 15 points, as opposed to 0 points.
The Percent Uptime portion (70 points) forms the majority of the Reliability rating, and recognizes the importance of service availability. Services with Percent Uptime of 100% will score a full 70 points and Percent Uptime of 70% (or less) will score 0. All other scores are distributed on a linear scale between 0 and 70.
The Average Speed (lifetime) portion (15 points) is distributed on a linear scale.
Days Online – The count of consecutive days the Service has been Online and Compliant (i.e., days since it was last not Online and Compliant).
Score – Refer to the pie chart section under Services Dashboard.
Speed – Refer to the pie chart section under Services Dashboard.
Online – A service is ‘Online’ when it successfully passes the FGDC SSC ‘httpServer’ status test. The httpServer test indicates that the specified geospatial web service is up and functioning (i.e. online). This test is executed for every type of service to indicate whether a service responds to a valid HTTP request, thereby indicating whether the service is online (or not). This value is reported by the FGDC Service Status Checker (SSC).
Compliant – A service is ‘Compliant’ when it passes tests that assess whether key geospatial web service operations are functioning.  The tests vary by service type, and are pass or fail. For example, for WMS compliance, tests are for ‘httpServer’, ‘GetCapabilities’ and ‘GetMap’ operations. For ArcGIS Map Server compliance, tests are for ‘httpServer’, ‘catalogServer’ and ‘mapExport’ operations. This value is reported by the FGDC Service Status Checker.
Theme –  Each service is associated with one of the sixteen listed themes.
Agency – The people responsible for publishing and maintaining the service.
Service Details
For more information on each service, click on the title of the service. LMA Service Details (For more information understanding the details refer back to section “Dataset Details”under “Selecting a Dataset”.  For more information on the statistics, refer back to “Services Dashboard” under “View All” and “Statistics and Information Presented in Table”.)

Red Text
In the Monitored Services box some text showing the service statistics is written in red. The color represents that the service is poorly performing. The scores in each column  are  red for these reasons:
  • Reliability –  a score of less than 80/100
  • Days online – less than 10 days online
  • Score – less than 70/100
  • Speed – greater than 10 seconds
  • Compliant – not compliant
Navigating the Datasets Dashboard
The Datasets dashboard lists all the datasets on GeoPlatfom, including both the datasets that were and were not part of the Lifecycle Maturity Assessment Dashboard.
Selecting a Dataset
In the listed datasets box, to select a dataset, click on the title of the dataset (blue). This will open to a new page showing more information of the selected dataset. This information i ncludes: details, service statistics if applicable, external links, and links to related services. To return to the list of datasets, click either the “Datasets” button at the top right of the screen or the browser’s back button at the top left of the screen.
LMA Dataset
Search by Keyword
To find a dataset faster, type a keyword into the search box. The datasets listed should automatically be adjusted.
To search multiple keywords at once, put a space between each word (do not add a comma)
To clear the search results, click the “X” on the right side of the search bar.
Filtering Datasets
To find a specific dataset faster and easier, use the drop-down menus to sort by the name of the theme and/or agency. (Multiple themes or agencies can be selected at once).
Note that as themes or agencies are selected, the list of datasets will automatically adjust to only displaying the datasets associated with the selection.
If a dataset is selected, to return to the filtered results, click the browser’s back button at the top left of the screen.  Clicking the “Datasets” button in the top right of the screen will bring back the original unfiltered page of datasets.
Sorting Datasets
The list of datasets can be ordered in various ways. By clicking the feature drop-down menu below the keyword search and filters, there is an option to choose a feature to sort by.
Agency, Service Enabled, Modified, Reliability, Theme, and Title.
The order of the services can be reversed from ascending to descending or descending to ascending by clicking the arrow to the right of the feature drop-down menu.
Page through list
There are nearly two hundred listed datasets, all of which cannot fit on one page.  In the “Datasets” box there is a drop-down menu that says “xx per page”, to the left of the sort feature box, by clicking on this menu the number of datasets per page can be changed.
The pages can be changed by clicking the forwards and backwards arrows to the right of the “xx per page” menu.
At a glance
In the Datasets Dashboard there is a section called “At a glance…”. The pie chart shows the number of datasets that have reliable services, poor services, and no related services.
In the listed datasets, each dataset has a or an unchecked box next to the title of the dataset.
Means the dataset has one or more related services.
Means the dataset does not have related services.
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