Within minutes, your first LEFT analysis can be processing.

Getting Started

Welcome to LEFT. After creating a free account, you will be able to view a sample analysis.

The LEFT Dashboard

The LEFT dashboard is your hub for keeping tabs of your LEFT analyses.

Map of local streets in left report

The dashboard gives you continuously up-to-date information about recent activity (completion of jobs etc.), and your credit balance. You can also browse all of your LEFT analyses using the analysis map.

Activity Log

The activity log displays actively updating information about changes to your account.

These include: job submissions, job status updates, and API access.

Map of local streets in left report

Your Analyses

From this section, you can access detailed information about your analysis, including search and sort capability.

Live updates are provided as to the current status of your analyses. An analysis proceeds through the following stages:

  1. Submitted. The analysis has been accepted by the Oxford University servers for processing, and is in the queue.
  2. Processing. The analysis is currently running, with data being computed. The report is also compiled during this process.
  3. Complete. Your analysis results are ready.

These include: job submissions, job status updates, credit purchases, and the spending of credits.

Map of local streets in left report

API Access

This section contains settings for accessing LEFT data programatically.

Viewing the Sample Analysis

We have provided a typical LEFT analysis result for free, which can be viewed on the analyses section of the LEFT dashboard.

Submitting an Analysis

To submit an analysis, all that is required is a name for the analysis, description and location. Using the drawing tool, you can select a rectangle on the map for analysis.

Please note that the maximum spatial extent for one analysis is 0.5 decimal degree squared.

Map of local streets in left report

Viewing and Downloading Results

Information about interpreting an analysis to go here.

Programmatic Access

Note: full API functionality is coming soon and not currently available.

You can access LEFT datasets using our application programming interface (API). The currently available functionality may be explored in the LEFT API interface.

Your Account

Your account

Email Preferences

LEFT will notify your when an analysis completes via email by default. Any notification that shows in the activity log, however can have email notifications enabled or disabled.