Usage




The main user interface for FacilitiesMap is composed of the following:
  1. Search Features Panel

    Clicking on the "Search Features" title will expand the section and show feature searches for layers that have been previously defined in FacilitiesMap. Each layer can have one or more searches which allow searching of features on that layer by various properties of that layer. Note that if no searches for the current map exist, the "Search Features" section will not exist. More >>


  2. Feature Details Panel

    Clicking on the "Feature Details" title will expand the section and show current result set of a current search or map selection. This section will automatically expand when a search is performed or map features are selected.  More >>


  3. Manage Redlines Panel

    Clicking on the "Manage Redlines" title will expand the section and allow the user to create redline markup that is visible only to themselves. The ability to draw redlines is set by administrators and will not appear if disabled. More >>


  4. File Resources Panel

    Clicking on the "File Resources" title will expand the section and allow the user to view and download files on the server in a specific directory. The ability to view file resources is set by administrators and will not appear if not configured.


  5. Map Tab

    Clicking on the "Map" tab will show the map. This is typically the default tab that is shown when a user first logs in, although this behavior can be changed if there is an embedded application (see "Application Tab").

  6. Application Tab

    Clicking on the "Application" tab will show any embedded custom application. This tab is optional, and will not be shown if there is no embedded application defined. Shown here is an example of an embedded application called "Work Orders":


  7. Map Selector

    Selecting a map from the map selector dropdown will allow users to view different maps (if they exist). Changing maps will clear existing any searches, map selection, and zoom. Clicking on the map refresh icon will force the current map to refresh.


  8. User Settings

    A user may change their first name, last name, email address, and password by selecting "Edit User Settings" when hovering over their username.


  9. Help

    Hovering over the help shows the current build of FacilitiesMap and also shows any help links that may have been set up by administrators.


  10. Map Legend

    The map legend shows all visible layers on the current map view. Checking and unchecking a layer group or layer will show or hide that layer group or layers on the current map. Note that layers will not show up in the legend if they are not visible at the current map zoom scale.


  11. Map

    The map viewport shows features that are visible at the current zoom scale. Left clicking on the map or left clicking and dragging will create a bounding box which will select any selectable features on the map that intersect with the bounding box. If an administrator has configured the layer to show data, then information about the selected feature(s) will appear in the Feature Details panel.


    Right clicking on the map will bring up the following menu (note that additional options may appear and some options may be missing depending on administrative configuration of the map).



  12. Map Zoom Scale & Pan

    Left clicking and dragging on the scale bar will allow the user to quickly zoom in and out to all available scales on the map. Left clicking on each of the cardinal direction arrows will pan the map in the appropriate direction.


  13. Overview Map

    The overview map shows a version of the current map and is used to show the current bounding viewport of the map in relation to the entire map. This bounding box is marked as a yellow rectange with a red bounding box.


  14. Map Toolbar Controls

    The map toolbar allows the user to manipulate the map and the viewport. Note that additional icons may exit or missing depending on the administrative configuration of the map toolbar. More >>


  15. X/Y Unit Details

    The X/Y unit details shows the coordinates of the mouse pointer when hovering over the map in either LAT/LON or MCS. Additionally, the unit scale of the map is shown in parenthesis.


  16. Feature Selection Count

    The feature selection count is shown below the map, which shows the total number of selected features on the map.


  17. Map Zoom Scale


    The map zoom scale shows the current map view scale. Left clicking on the view scale will allow a user to enter a desired zoom scale and automatically zoom to that view scale.


  18. Map Dimensions


    The map dimensions shows the current width and height of the current viewport, and is determined by the current map scale, browser dimensions and map units.


    [Last updated for version 2306 (12/2012)]