Huge Dataset

The data set was Census of Land Use and Employment (CLUE). It had lot of data related land-use trends, spatial data for blocks in Melbourne, Parking areas,  cafes/restaurants and aggregated land use data.

Today’s task was a pressure test. We had lesser time than usual as it was a fun Friday with a presentation at 3 pm. We were asked to create a dashboard and write a blog by that time.

I decided to take the spatial data route to showcase my dashboard. This helped in 2 ways.Firstly, I could still build a story around a particular use case of the usage of the dashboard as a tool.  Secondly, this would help me plan well and reduce my time on data cleaning.


I used Alteryx to get analyst the spatial files. First, I joined the block-level data and get restaurant data together. Second, I also joined the parking lots to be shown. Since there was not much time left and I wanted to leave the interface clean with less crowded locations. I just showed the restaurants in a suburb selected. The workflow can be seen below.


I chose a simple layout based to focus on ease of use. Since in a corporate booking, major considerations are the no. of people attending the event and location (suburb). I started with a question to select the no. of people attending and then gave the user the option to select the suburb. To aid the decision on parking spaces, I coloured the suburbs based on the availability of parking spaces (using CLUE aggregated data).

You can view the dashboard below here.