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Resources are shared assets used by automations and widgets. Resources can be file-based, with an uploaded file that infrequently changes, or automation-based, with a dynamically generated resource. For instance, an automation-based resource can fetch live data from any HTTP endpoint, transform it, and output the expected JSON format.

For instance, map widgets require resources that can be several megabytes large. This would be cumbersome and redundant to include within an automation. Instead, a map widget refers to a resource by name, like or mapPoints.worldCapitalCities, which is then loaded directly by a client’s browser and cached.

Similarly, resources can provide logo images and stylesheets for portals, and datasets for charts and sheets on dashboards.

Resource Types

Resources have a type that determines where they are available.

Type Description
Dataset (.csv) A precomputed dataset in the comma-separated values (CSV) format.
Dataset (.jsonl) A precomputed dataset in the JSON Lines format.
Font TrueType fonts (TTF) for use in image generation.
Image An image file (e.g. PNG, JPEG, GIF, SVG).
Map Features that describe regions in GeoJSON (e.g. countries, states, counties). These are base maps that other features are drawn on top of.
Map Points Points of interest to display on a base map (e.g. cities, business locations).
Map Properties Additional datasets that can be merged into a base map (e.g. election results by state/county, COVID-19 cases per country).