How to Manage Maps
First let’s look at managing maps. If you have ever wanted to delete a map but were not sure how then like everything in Mapsimise, to enhance the user experience we’ve made sure it’s easy to do.
First go to the maps section and from the drop down select the map that you want to either rename or that you want to delete.
Select the map you want to work with and new options will appear on the tool bar. If you want to go ahead and delete a map, then select the “Map Details” button and the right navigation screen will be displayed where you can delete your map.
If you just want to rename a map, select 'Rename Map' from the tool bar and the rename screen is displayed. You can then change the name and save.
Managing Associated Map Views
Each of the map views that are associated with a map are managed through the map and view window. First open a map view from Mapsimise and navigate to the file menu [top left]. From here you will have the options to ‘Save a Copy’, ‘Rename’ and ‘Delete’ a given map view. (Please note this does not delete the map, just the associated view).
Managing Data Tables
With each subscription of Mapsimise you can have a number of associated data tables to upload data. You can also manage data into tables and delete the tables when they are no longer needed.
📌Remember that all associated maps for any data table need to be deleted first
First let us look at managing and editing a table. From Mapsimise navigate to ‘Data tables’ on the left navigation. From the drop down select the table you want to edit, then select ‘Edit Table’
Next a table edit screen will appear and from there you can set the data types for the data that has been uploaded.
Each field in your data table has an associated field type that enables you to format data correctly. As a quick tip, if you want to use quick filters on your map and have a field that displays type you can set that field to be an option set from the list.
And finally for this week, if you want to delete a complete table just select the table from the drop down as before and select the delete from the tool bar. Just remember to delete all associated maps and views.
As we progress to the release of version 4.0 of Mapsimise, here is a quick sneak preview of coloured filters.
Not only are we adding colouring to the KML files, but if colouring exists and the KML is converted to a filter then the colours of the boundary are highlighted.
Colours can also be set on native filters so that areas on a map can be easily highlighted enabling visibility of your data.
If you would like to find out more about Mapsimise, we have an active blog site and knowledgebase. If you missed any of our previous Tips and Tricks, you can also find them on our blog.
Please contact us or book an online meeting if you would like any support. We can take you through the steps to changing the way you view your data!
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