This information system enables the user to browse the published data
by means of on-line navigation mechanisms.
The system enables the user to access the required information, without
predefined access paths, by autonomously identifying the information
of interest and by visualising aggregate data statistical tables.
The selection of the tables of interest can be accomplished by setting all (or a part of) the basic
table parameters: the statistic object, the classifications, the territory
(in terms of territorial partitioning, area and detail), and the year of interest.
The statistic object represents the focus of the analysis. Objects are grouped
according to thematic areas, hierarchically organised and displayed using a common tree
visualisation. In this way, the user can select generic object (in the higher part of the
hierarchy) or more detailed ones.
The classifications represent the statistical characters that can be used to classify
the data. Similar to objects, classifications can also be selected at several distinct levels
of detail and generic classifications are those in the higher part of the hierarchy.
The year represents the temporal reference of data, while the territorial partitioning
identifes the system used to partition the territory. For example the "administrative" territorial
partitioning subdivides the Bosnia and Herzegovina territory in (with increasing level of detail) nation,
geographical areas and cantons/regions. Data are territorially aggregated according to such partitionings.
Once the territorial partitioning has been selected, the user can select the specific territory
of interest inside that partitioning, in terms of both area and level o detail of the data.
For example the user may choose Bosnia and Herzegovina with geographical area detail, and consequently view the data for
the whole nation (area) up to the geographical area level (territorial detail).
The selection parameters are synchronised and interdependent and the tables proposed for
visualisation correspond to the combination of all selected parameters, according to
the level of detail expressed by the user.
If no classification has been selected, the user may also select more objects and then
proceed to a combined view of data belonging to different thematic areas (e.g.
"number of households" and "resident population aged less than 6 years".
The tables obtained may also be downloaded, saved and further processed on the user's
PC in a common spreadsheet format.
In order to support the user in the navigation of this data warehouse, a
Quick guide, as well as a more comprehensive
Help is available to the users.
The Glossary secction contains some definitions
about terms, classifications and corresponding modalities used by the system.
Some methodological notes can be found in the