Navigator 2 brings significant design improvements for loading data and configuring the visualization. We have redesigned the Loading Wizard and Setting Panels from the ground up to enhance the user experience. Loading options like choosing data types and setting options like choosing graph colors have been given more space, and we've improved the navigation between them so they are easier to find.
We've also added numerous features for customizing the appearance of the visualization itself. See more below!
Enhanced visualization features
We've allowed for greater visual differentiation between node types and edge types. There are new options for choosing from a variety of shapes for node halos, dashed edge patterns, tag icons, and colors by attribute. We've also added support for multiple parallel edges, so one can see if multiple relationships exist between a pair of nodes.
Redesigned Loading Wizard.
The redesigned Loading Wizard makes it easy to transform raw data into a graph structure. Information from multiple excel worksheets or database tables can be combined into a single schema which maintains the identities of people, organizations, and other entities. The new wizard menu lets one go back and change the configuration even after data has been loaded.
Graph Appearance Settings
We have expanded the graph appearance setting panels to give more space to each option. For instance, the new node colors settings let one select the colors for each node type, relationship, and node attribute value. The hierarchical navigation menu at the left of the setting panel makes it easy to switch between the different graph appearance options, such as halo size/shape, edge width/pattern, and node tag icons.
Flexible filters controls
Filters can be added to the graph on a case by case basis. Numerical threshold filters allow showing nodes/edges with an attribute value greater than or less than a specified attribute value. Multiple value filters allow including or excluding nodes/edges a specific set of values for any attribute.
APIs for connecting to Databases, Google data feeds, etc.
Navigator comes with a database API, which is a script that can be placed on the server to allow Navigator to connect to a database over the web. It also includes code for a script that converts data from web based APIs such as the Google API to Navigator's native Mcsv format.
Screen by screen context sensitive help manual.
Help buttons at the bottom of the Loading Wizard and Settings Dialog open up context sensitive help pages in this help manual.