GIS Wizard

The GIS Wizard assist you to setup and/or edit the GIS settings in the GIS Explorer in edit mode.

The GIS Wizard consists of four parts.

The topmost part consists of the title of the step and brief description of the step and a “More Actions” icon. The icon when clicked displayed a list of options. By default, all options are unselected.

The options allows you to hide layers, tiles, legend and/or layer control in the GIS view. For example, as the GIS view is small, it may make sense to hide the Legend and Layer Control. Any selection in these option will not affect the GIS Explorer.

The second part consists of the fields for the step.

The third part consists of the GIS view, so that you can see the effect of your selection.

The fourth bottom-most part consists of the “Previous”, “Next”, “Finish” and/or “Cancel” buttons. The “Next” and “Cancel” buttons are always available. The “Previous” button will grey out if the current step is the first step and will be available if it is the second step onwards. The “Finish” button will only be available if the minimal settings are fulfilled and are able to create the GIS Explorer.

Initial Setup

When a GIS Explorer is added in the GIS Explorers module, an empty GIS Explorer is created. You can use the wizard to aid you set up the GIS Explorer.

Below is a simple example using the GIS wizard to set up a GIS Explorer with a pin layer:

The steps in the wizard vary for the different types of map layers. For example, to create a heatmap layer, only three steps are required; namely the Tile Layer, Map Type and Heatmap Layer Map. Skipping the tooltips, pop-ups and info items steps.

Unlike a pin layer which requires more steps as listed above.

Create Layer

Once a GIS Explorer is created in the management page, it goes to the GIS Explorer in Edit mode and the GIS Explorer Wizard is launched immediately.

You can exit the wizard mode anytime by clicking on the “Cancel” button at the bottom right of the dialog box.

The first step in the wizard requires you to select a tile layer and give it a name. In the “Name” field, key in a unique name for the tile layer. Select the desired tile layer from the drop-down list from the “layer” field. The selected tile layer will appear in the GIS view in the dialog box.

To continue, click on the “Next” button. Click on the “Finish” button to exit the dialog box with the current selection.

Select Map

The next step lets you choose the type of map.

Select one option from the drop-down list. The description and sample view will appear along with each option selected.

In this example, lets select Pin Layer Map and click on the “Next” button. The “Pin Layer Map” will appear.

Key in an unique name for the pin layer and select the desired geo datasource. After the geo datasource fields are selected, the “Pins” field and the pins on the GIS view will be displayed automatically.

Click on the “Next” button to continue or click on the “Finish” button to exit the wizard with the current settings.

Setup Pin Icons

The colour of the pin icons are defined automatically. You can change the colour in this step.

To do so, click on the pin icon that require change. The colour palette will appear.

Select the desired colour and the GIS view will change according to the selection. In this case, “Indonesian” pin icon is changed from grey to blue.

Click on the “Next” button to continue or click on the “Finish” button to exit the wizard with the current settings.

Create Pin Filter

This step allows you to add a pin filter onto the Filter panel in the GIS Explorer.

By default the “Add Pin Filter” field is unselected (i.e., no pin filter will be added). If you do not wish to add a pin filter, click on the “Next” button to go to the next step without adding any pin filter.

If you wish to add a pin filter, select the “Add Pin Filter” field and click on the “Next” button to continue. Clicking on the “Finish” button will exit the wizard with the current settings.

Create Tooltips

This step allows you to add tooltips for the map layer.

By default the “Add Tooltips” and “Tooltips Per Group” fields are unselected (i.e., no tooltip will be added). If you do not wish to add tooltips, click on the “Next” button to go to the next step without adding any tooltips.

To add tooltips, select the “Add Tooltips” field. The “Tooltips Per Group” field will be enabled (but unselected) and the “Tooltip” textbox will appear.

In this mode, a generalised tooltip can be created for the pin icons. Which means all pin icons will use the text keyed into the “Tooltip” textbox. To customise a tooltip for each group, select the “Tooltips Per Group” field. This will allow a different tooltip text for each group. To do so, select a group from the drop-down list and key in the desired text in the “Tooltip” textbox.

To verify, hover over a pin icon in the GIS view. The tooltip will appear.

Click on the “Next” button to continue or click on the “Finish” button to exit the wizard with the current settings.

Create Popups

This step allows you to create pop-ups for the pin icons.

By default the “Add Popups” and “Popups Per Group” fields are unselected (i.e., no pop-up will be added). If you do not wish to add pop-ups, click on the “Next” button to go to the next step without adding any pop-ups.

To add pop-ups, select the “Add Popups” field. The “Popups Per Group” field will be enabled (but unselected) and the “Popup” textbox will appear.

In this mode, a generalised pop-up can be created for the pin icons. Which means all pin icons will use the text keyed into the “Popup” textbox. To customise a pop-up for each group, select the “Popup Per Group” field. This will allow a different pop-up text for each group. To do so, select a group from the drop-down list and key in the desired text in the “Popup” textbox.

To verify, hover over a pin icon in the GIS view. The pop-up will appear.

Create Info Items

This final step allows you to create info items for the pin icons.

By default the “Add Info Items” and “Info Items Per Group” fields are unselected (i.e., no info item will be added). If you do not wish to add info items, click on the “Next” button to go to the next step without adding any info items.

To add info items, select the “Add Info Items” field. The “Info Items Per Group” field will be enabled (but unselected) and the other fields will appear.

The “Enable Filters” field is selected enables using the info items to filter the pin icons. It is enabled by default.

The “Column No.” field defines the number of columns the info items are to be displayed.

The “Items” field allows you to add info items from the drop-down list. One or more items can be added. To add an item, click on the below the field. A new item field will be added. Select the desired item from the drop-down list.

To edit the item, click on the corresponding the desired item.

Change the label of the selected item and click on the “OK” button to save the change.

Hiding Layers

You can hide certain layers, legend and/or layer control on the GIS view of the wizard. For example, it may be helpful to hide the legend in the wizard as it obstructs the map in the GIS view.

To do so, in the GIS Wizard, click on the icon to display the list of options.

Select the desired option. If you wish to hide the legend, select the “Hide Legend” option and the in the GIS view will disappear.

Save Settings

Click the “Finish” button to complete the wizard. The GIS Explorer will appear with the settings set in the wizard.

Click on the “Save” button at the upper right corner of the page to save the GIS Explorer.

Edit GIS Explorer

After a GIS Explorer has been set up, you can edit or add new layers or maps onto the GIS Explorer. That can be done using the GIS Wizard or editing the properties through the icon in the GIS Explorer.

To use the wizard, click on the icon at the upper right corner of the page in edit mode. The list of available options will appear.

The options can be divided into two option types. The first five maps/tile layer options allows you to add new map/tile layers. The last three options (i.e., tooltip, popup and info items) allows you to delete or update existing selected option.

Below are examples of one of each option type.

Add Tile Layer

To add a tile layer, click on the icon and select “Tile” from the list of options. The “Tile Wizard” will appear.

Key in a name for the new tile in the “Name” field. Select the desired layer from the drop-down list in the “Layer” field. The GIS view will display the new layer in the Layer Control Content (if present). You can view the new tile layer in the GIS view by clicking in the radio button next to it.

Click on the “Finish” button to save the change.

Edit Tooltip

You can edit the tooltip using the wizard. Click on the icon and select the “Tooltip” option. The “Tooltip Wizard” will appear.

Select the desired layer that need to edit the tooltip from the drop-down list in the “Layer Selection” field. Click on the “Next” button that appear at the bottom right of the wizard.

In the next screen, select the desired option. By default, “None” is selected, which means no action is taken. Thus only “Previous” and “Cancel” buttons are available. Select “Delete All” will remove all tooltip previously created. Select “Update Existing” allows you to update existing tooltip. The “Next” button will appear if either one of these two options is selected.

In this example, select the “Update Existing” option. Click on the “Next” button.

Edit the tooltip as required and click on the “Finish” button to save the changes. Click on the “Previous” button to go back to the previous page or the “Cancel” button to abort the action.