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  • Working with workspaces plus-icon minus-icon

    Workspaces are the building blocks of Terra - a dedicated space where you and your collaborators can access and organize the same data and tools and run analyses together. This article explains how to set up and collaborate in a project workspace...
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  • Curated template and tutorial workspaces plus-icon minus-icon

    One of the best ways to get started in Terra is to explore Featured Workspaces, curated templates that span a variety of use cases. Standardized for completeness and ease of use, they're great as templates or to help reproduce instructive results ...
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  • Reader, writer or owner? Workspace access controls plus-icon minus-icon

    Learn how to control who can access and incur costs in your workspace.  Terra workspaces have three access levels: READER, WRITER, and OWNER. Each access level represents an expanded set of permissions. You select a colleague's access level (aka p...
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  • How to clone a workspace plus-icon minus-icon

    Cloning a workspace makes another copy of the workspace under your own billing. Cloning creates a completely independent copy of the workspace in which you are the owner and sole user (until you choose to "share" your copy with someone else). You ...
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  • How to share a workspace plus-icon minus-icon

    "Sharing" a workspace allows collaborators to actively work together in the same project workspace. You can see what sorts of changes your colleagues are implementing, troubleshoot a workspace efficiently as a team, and delegate work. You can shar...
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  • Documentation best practices (dashboards and notebooks) plus-icon minus-icon

    Learn how to make your work on Terra understandable and reproducible - for yourself, your team, and others - with clear and complete documentation. Read on for best practice guidelines - developed by the UX and User Ed teams - to help improve docu...
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  • Feature Your Workspace plus-icon minus-icon

    Have a well crafted workspace you'd like to share with the Terra community? Sign up to feature your workspace! Featuring a workspace means it will be made publicly readable to all Terra users and be listed in the Showcases and Tutorials page under...
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