Our step-by-step guide to create an occupancy dashboard for physical spaces using Kibana.
Learn how to combine visualisations to effectively tell the story of how physical spaces are occupied and used.
A source of data and an instance of the Elastic Stack.
reelyActive infrastructure or standard devices such as a Raspberry Pi can provide a source of data. Our Pareto Anywhere open source software can collect and forward the data to Elasticsearch.
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Create a dashboard in Kibana in a few simple clicks.
Open Kibana and then:
You should be able to visualize the default dashboard as below:
The next step is to include visualizations that highlight the space utilization.
Create and add individual visualisations to the dashboard in any layout.
From the dashboard tab, click the Add button and select or create the visualizations.
A visual builder visualization that highlights occupancy patterns in order to correctly assess areas needs.
Follow the tutorial below to create a TSVB visualization:
A heatmap of zones that visualizes all busy areas within the space.
Follow the tutorial below to create a heatmap of zones:
A pie chart visualization that compares zone performance.
Follow the tutorial below to create a pie chart:
A visual builder visualization that measures rooms occupancy.
Follow the tutorial below to create a TSVB bar visualization:
Save the dashboard. You should be able to view the dashboard composed of the added visualizations as below:
Customise the dashboard with filters for time periods, proximity and more.
From the dashboard tab, click the + Add filter from the top toolbar and then:
In Kibana it is possible to define a period of time specific to each visualization.
You should be able to choose a specific time range for each visualization that makes up the dashboard.
RSSI is used to approximate distance between the device and the sensor. By applying a RSSI filter you can adjust the dashboard and display only tags within a certain distance.
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