GIS Viewer 3.0 HELP

GIS Viewer 3.0 HELP
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Basic Map Functions: When the map initially loads, you can do the following:
  1. Pan: To move around the map, simply click-and-hold the left mouse button and drag to the new position and release the left mouse button.
  2. Zoom: You can zoom in and out of the map by:
    1. Zoom Buttons: Click on the Zoom In (+) button to zoom in once or click on the Zoom out (-) button to zoom out once. These buttons are on the left of the map below the title bar.
    2. Mouse Scroll Wheel: You can use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in or out on the map. Scrolling Up on the mouse scroll button will zoom into the map. Scrolling Down on the mouse scroll button will zoom out of the map.
  3. Map Pop-ups: small windows that pop-up on top of the map. These are NOT browser windows but pop-up created within the map. You can do these with pop-ups:
    1. Zoom To: You can zoom to a feature by clicking on "Zoom To" in the lower left corner of the popup.
    2. Resize: You can enlarge a pop-up by clicking on the box in the top right corner.
    3. Close: You can close the pop-up by clicking on the [X] on the top right of the title bar of the pop-up.
Layer list :
  1. The site operational layers are seperated into five categories. The list automatically opens, it can be toggled by the tab on the right side of it. The categories are:
    1. Health Nutrition Education
    2. Retail Food Channels
    3. Current Eligibility Layers
    4. Admin. Boundaries
    5. Demographics
    1. You can change the transparency by category, click on the three dots next to each category name. You can move the bar to change the visibilty of the entire group.
    2. Demographics layers are at the bottom of the layer list. You must only turn one on at a time, the highest layer on the list will display over the bottom ones.
    3. All layers have checkboxes, but they are not visible unless the main category title is checked..
    4. Each layer has data information or meta data about them. It is in the Data Info section.
    5. Layers on the map show up based on the extent, if it is gray it will not appear on the map.
      • e.g. if you turn on the Restaurants layer at the full California extent, it will not show. You will have to zoom in to city level for it to show features on the map.
      • e.g. if you turn on the Counties layer at full California extent, the counties features will show up on the map. But with the layer checked, if you zoom in to city level, the county features will not show.
  2. All layers can be viewed in the Attribute Table
    1. Click on the three dots next to any layer to view the layer in the attribute table.
    2. The icon at the very top of the layer list will toggle ALL layer categories on or off, and will expand or close all groups.
Legend:
  1. Contains a legend of all visible layers on the map
  2. The legend will change when you turn on/off a layer
Query Tool: Contains tools for working with layer features. This is an advanced tool and it is recommended that the tutorials in the help menu are viewed before using it.
  1. Main menu: This section displays all layers that can be used with the Query Tool:
    1. Tasks The following tasks are set in this menu
      • Spatial Filter: Obtain data within your custom boundary or an existing boundary
      • Drawing Type
      • Apply a Search Distance (Buffer)
      • Set the Distance
    2. Results: Displays a list of results, can be downloaded or cleared in the three dot menu in the upper right.
Attribute Table: This is the table that shows up displaying data fields from a chosen GIS layer.
  1. The attribute table is displayed on the bottom panel. The height of the bottom panel can be changed by simply dragging the edge up or down. Close it by clicking on the tab button above.
  2. The table has a tab for every layer, you can click on a tab to change to table to any active layer. You can also click the right and left arrows to move between them.
  3. The down arrow on the far right of the tabs, will display a list of all layers available.
  4. Click on the far left space in a row in the table will highlight that feature on the map in light blue. You can shift click for multiple.
  5. Clear Selection will remove the light blue highlight.
  6. Clicking on the column headers will let you sort the table by that column (ascending or descending).
  7. Filter: Advanced tool that allows you to set SQL filters to data layers. The filters set here can only be changed if the site is reloaded or the filter is manually turned off in this section.
  8. Export All as CSV: In the options, you can download a csv file of original table data.
  9. To close the attribute table, you have to click on Map Tools -> Clear Map Graphics.
Map Tools: Other map tools include:
  1. Measure Tool: This opens the measure tools popup. It includes 3 ways to measure:
    1. Area: Click on this button to draw a polygon on the map and get the results of what the area of the polygon is.
    2. Distance: Click on this button to draw a line on the map and get the length of the line as output.
    3. Location: Click on this location to draw a point on the map and get the Longitude, Latitude and Elevation of the point.
  2. Draw Graphics: This tool allows the user to draw points, lines and polygons on the map.
  3. Print Map This tool allows you to print the current map extent with all features and drawings, as you see on the map. The printout is in the form a new window and is an output file that you can use later. Includes the following settings:
    1. Map Scale: The map scale can be modified for the print out, it is recommened that you use default settings.
    2. Map Title: You may enter your own map title that you want displayed on the print out as the header.
    3. Author: You can name the author, this displays at the bottom right of the printout in small font.
    4. Copyright: You can type in the copyright information, this displays at the bottom right of the printout in small font.
    5. Layout: The print size of the output file. A3 is letter size.
    6. Format: You can select the format you want the output to be in. Some options are:
      • Image: jpeg format
      • Image: png format
      • PDF document
    7. Print button: Clicking this button will start the printing process where an output file is being generated based on the options you selected. When it is completed you can click on the picture icon and title to view it.
  4. Jump to Location: This opens the measure tools popup. It includes 3 ways to measure:
    1. Bookmarks: If you click on any of the premade you will zoom to that area.
    2. Create Your Own: If you click on the plus, you can save new bookmarks.
    3. Saved Bookmarks: The saved bookmarks are in your browser cache, and will not display anywhere else when viewing the map.
  5. Coordinates: The lower left corner displays XY Coordinates on the map. If you click the cross target on the left, you can then click on the map for a green pointer.
  6. Inset Map: You can open a small inset map by clicking in the lower right corner of the map viewer, you will see a small arrow.
Basemaps: This lists the options you have to display the basemap. To load a basemap you want to view, just click on it.
Data Info:
  1. Help and Tutorials: Clicking on this will load the help menu in a new browser window. There are three sections found in this menu:
    1. Help: This menu is what you are viewing right now. It lists information about NEOPB GIS Tools, Menus and the Map.
    2. Tutorials: Explains how to perform common tasks using tools on NEOPB GIS
    3. FAQS: List of common questions that users might ask about the site.
  2. About the Site: Displays information about the purpose and who created the website
  3. Contact Us: This will show you a form in a popup which you can fill in to send us an email. It also has our phone numbers so you can talk to us directly on the phone.
  4. Meta Data: List of all the data layers and links to information about them.