After reading this page:
- you've learned what a Project is.
- you've learned how to best regard Project data in the Tygron Platform.
A project in general terms is an undertaking or collection of processes and activities intended to complete some predetermined goal. In computing, "project" is additionally often used to refer to a type of collection(s) of data, brought together to perform actions such as the creation of new data, or the analysis and correlation of existing data.
In the Tygron Platform, a Project refers to the collection of data relevant to a specific area and use-case. Each project consists of data such as:
- Geographical location
- Spatial features, such as anelevation model, Terrain Types, and Constructions.
- Relevant stakeholders, and their available Actions.
- Calculation models such as Indicators, as well as Overlays, calculated or otherwise
In most Projects, this data would mirror a real-world situation, and as such would represent the conditions and constraints of all simulations and interactions which a user may perform.
Inert Project data and live Sessions
All Projects are stored by the Tygron Platform as static data. As a user, it is possible to interact with a Project through a Session. When a Session of any kind is started, the Tygron Platform reads the Project data and uses it to create a live environment, accessible to the user. In a Session, the user can interact with the data. When the Session is closed, all the data in the Session is discarded. If the data has not explicitly been saved, the original Project is unaffected, and again starting a Session based on the same Project will yield the same initial data as the previous Session started with.
- Main article: Project Template
Projects can be designated as "Template". Templates can be used as a blueprint to create new Projects. This is done by creating a copy of the Template Project, removing all geographical data from it, and allowing the user to select a new location for the new Project.