Release notes covering all releases of the Foursquare Studio platform, including:
- Foursquare Studio
- Foursquare Data Catalog
- Foursquare Studio Map SDK (See Change log for details)
- Foursquare Studio Data SDK (See Change log for details)
Released March 22nd, 2023
Projects are spaces for teams to organize maps and datasets. Offering folder support, Projects allow you to structure your assets in a way that makes sense to your team.
Raster Layer: Single Band Support
The Raster Layer now offers single band support. With single band image selection enabled, users may choose to view any individual raster band available in a STAC collection.
Hex Tiles: Dynamic Color Scale
The new Dynamic Color Scale option for Hex Tiles updates the color scale domain based on the area visible in the viewport.
Data Connectors: Multi-Selection Query Dropdown
Data connectors now support multi-selection via the query parameter dropdown feature.
Released February 22nd, 2023
A host of chart enhancements has landed to Studio. Users may now add custom labels to the Y axis, toggle grid lines, and apply padding between bars and groups.
Editing annotations is now easier with a number of bug fixes and quality-of-life changes. All annotations on a map can now be toggled on or off from the Interactions tab, and the rich text editor now supports vertical alignment.
Released February 9th, 2023
Charts: Hex Tile Support
Charts can now display data from Hex Tiles within the viewport. Summarize massive datasets using bar, line, and big number charts.
You may now designate a group from a column to serve as a benchmark for line and bar charts. Use benchmarks to evaluate how a business stacks up to competitors, if a franchise is meeting its goals, and much more.
Released January 25th, 2023
(Contains features from 1.53)
Studio's new Annotation feature lets you place text and callouts on the map. Equipped with a rich text editor, annotations are highly customizable, supporting fonts, colors, hyperlinks, and more.
Save and Share Base Maps
Add base maps to your workspace for future reuse. Saved base maps can also be shared with all members of your organization, allowing any member of your team to use a custom base map.
Expressions: New Aggregation Functions
Aggregate data from columns using a new suite of aggregation expressions, including
quantile, and more. Big number charts support these expressions, letting you compute and display aggregated metrics in a matter of seconds.
Data Connectors: Test Connection
Before adding a data connector, the new Test Connection feature communicates with your database to verify your connection prior to adding the connector. If your connection fails or is rejected, an error message will be relayed from your data provider.
New Asset Tile Cards
Assets are now represented with new compact, responsive title cards. This is only a sneak peek of our upcoming dashboard improvement that further enables team collaboration on Foursquare Studio.
Released December 14th, 2022
Dashboard Improvement: Workspace
Your maps, datasets, queries, and data connectors can now be found in the Workspace tab. Spend less time searching for assets with this new easy-to-navigate interface.
New Expression Editor
Our expression editor has been redesigned to expedite column creation. Find our library of built-in functions on the left panel, then view function definitions and expected parameters in the editor window.
Released November 23rd, 2022
H3 Layer Improvements
The H3 layer now supports text labels, stroke outline customization, and fill transparency.
Flow Layer: H3 Support
You may now use H3 indexes as source/target locations in the Flow Layer.
Guide: Geospatial Data Operations
Visit our new guide to learn about geospatial data operations available in Studio. Follow along with the examples to see how common use cases are met completely within a Studio map project.
Map Month: Last Week for Submissions!
There's only 1 week left to enter our 2022 Map Month Competition! Don't forget to submit your best #30daymapchallenge creations using Foursquare Studio for the chance to win one of three $500 prizes 🏆!
Released November 16th, 2022
Hex Tiles: Custom Color Scale
Users may now apply a custom color scale in the Hex Tile layer. Create a custom color scale to highlight areas that are above or below a certain value, or select the exact colors to represent your data.
Query Parameters: Dynamic Dropdown
Use the new dynamic dropdown feature to select a specific column to use as a source for unique values. This option streamlines populating a dropdown list for a query parameter.
Time Series: Group By
Temporal data can now be grouped and displayed as multiple lines on the histogram, providing your audience with a categorical comparison alongside an animated visualization.
Data Connectors: Redshift
You can connect the Studio platform to your Amazon Redshift cluster using the Redshift data connector. Read our guide to get started.
H3 Presto Bindings
Presto bindings are now available for the H3 Core Library via the new H3-Presto plugin.
Released November 1st, 2022
Unfolded Studio is now Foursquare Studio
The move from Unfolded to Foursquare Studio is both a symbolic and practical investment in our product and its users. Continuing into 2023, expect to see more new integrations, powerful analytic features, and other exciting tools. Read last month's blog post and the accompanying FAQ.
New Documentation Hub
Our documentation has moved to https://location.foursquare.com/studio/docs. This transition creates a one-stop-shop for customers that use Studio along with other Foursquare offerings. As with Studio, we are eager to hear your feedback in our community Slack channel.
Released Oct 12, 2022
Dropdown Query Templates
Bookmarked query templates now support dropdown lists. Specify a set of values to appear in the list, allowing for easy query re-execution from Studio's side panel.
Shared Datasets: Create Map
Users can now select any number of shared datasets, then click Create Map to initialize a new project with the selected datasets.
Shared Datasets: Copy to Account
Users may now copy shared datasets to their personal account. This allows users to privately tag and modify datasets without impacting other members of their organization.
Data SDK: Command Line Authentication
We have enabled easier Data SDK authentication via the command line, removing the need to manually copy tokens from our website.
Data SDK: Non-rotating Refresh Token
The Data SDK now supports non-rotating refresh tokens. This makes it easier to authenticate with the Data SDK from environments with read-only secrets like Databricks.
Released Sep 26, 2022
This update brings a host of improvements across Studio's charts, aligning functionality across the platform.
- Horizontal layout
- Sorting options for values on the x-axis
- Sorting options for groups
- Coloring options: color by groups, x-axis, or apply no coloring
- Use filtered data toggle
- Format x-axis and y-axis values
- Support for integer values on the x-axis
- Sorting options for groups
- Coloring options: color by groups
- Format categorical breakdown values (supports only numerical values)
- Format y-axis values (supports only time series)
- Color options: y-axis, or apply no coloring
3D Layer Improvements
The 3D layer now allows users to select from a library of models or specify a custom model (which must be provided via URL). Additionally, models in the 3D layer now support full rotation and tilting via fields accepting roll, pitch, and yaw data.
Raster Use Case Examples
Interested in exploring remote data in Foursquare Studio? Our new use case article breaks down the features of our Raster Layer This article includes examples showing the Raster Layer used in several use case examples, including agriculture and emergency management.
Released Sep 15, 2022
The long-awaited Layer Group feature has made its way to Studio. Create a new group, then drag and drop your project's layers into labeled folders. Users may also click the visibility toggle the display of all layers in the group.
Chart UI Improvement
Chart options have been organized into intuitive sections that collapse and expand, streamlining chart configuration. The chart panel is now larger, dedicating more screen space to the chart itself.
Grafana Studio Plugin
The official Foursquare Studio Panel plugin is now available as a direct download on Grafana, providing the power of Studio to build location intelligence on your dashboards. Add it to Grafana Cloud with a single click, or install it via the CLI for local Grafana instances. Read our blog post for more information.
Map SDK Updates
Map SDK version 1.2.0 features new APIs for layer groups as well as support for Databricks notebooks. Learn how to set up the Map SDK on your environment.
Allow Data Export in Published Maps
As a new pro feature for published projects, allow users to export data on the map. With this option enabled, users are free to extract both data imported to Studio as well as data generated in Studio, including the output of analysis modules such as Cluster-Outlier Analysis or Suitability Analysis.
Released Sep 1, 2022
Map SDK v1.0
We have released version 1.0 of the Map SDK, providing far more control over Studio's map, layer, dataset, and filter elements.
Plot and display your datasets with Studio's new bar chart. Our implementation pays special attention to your data's context, inferring its statistical type (e.g. continuous, categorical, or temporal), then applying automatic binning and other preset configurations. While powerful out of the box, the bar chart is equipped with a large set of aggregation, binning, and grouping options.
Dashboard: Dataset Selection Improvement
It is now easier to organize your datasets and queries, find and delete stale items, or select datasets in bulk to share or download. Use the new Select All button to select or unselect everything, and use shift-click to select ranges of datasets. From the query and dataset tabs, click on column headings to sort your data in ascending or descending order.
Released Aug 16, 2022
Dashboard: Queries Section
All previously defined queries can now be found in the Data Tab under a new Queries section. In the Queries section, you may sort, share, and delete any query.
Custom Color Scale for Aggregated Layers
You may now apply a custom color scale to aggregated layers, such as the Grid, Hexagon, and Cluster layer.
Improved Data Formatting
From the data table, select a formatting style for a column data type. Changes made here will be reflected across the Studio platform.
When using a time filter, use the new timezone dropdown to display your project's temporal data formatted in the appropriate time zone.
Released Jul 25, 2022
Suitability Analysis: Color Palettes
You may now customize the color palette of the suitability analysis layer during its initial set-up.
Data Catalog: New OpenStreetMap Hex Tile Datasets
Unfolded's Data Catalog now offers Hex Tile datasets from OpenStreetMap, including global railways, US buildings, and US highways. Bring these datasets into your analytics to discover spatial relationships with infrastructure.
Time Filter: Custom Intervals
You may now apply custom x-axis intervals to temporal data with a time filter.
Format Values in Data Table
In the Data Table viewer, apply formatting to values in a column to better match a dataset's context.
Shapify can now be accessed from the dataset action menu, opening a dedicated sidebar with settings and parameters.
Updated 5 days ago