Click on one of the Map links on your workspace home page or in the left-hand sidebar to view a map. Maps are best viewed when they’re large, so use the menu button in the top left to hide the sidebar and maximise the visible area:
Selecting a Colour Scheme
The left-hand panel on the map page is called the inspector. It shows you information about visible markers and lets you browse the data they represent.
Click on a circular radio button to select a colour coding, and click an
> icon to see a legend describing the symbology:
Some maps have multiple layers. If you’re looking at one of these, the inspector will start off with the heading “Layers” at the top. Click on one of the layers to see the list of attributes described above. You can also toggle layers on/off with the checkboxes provided:
Panning and Zooming
Click and drag on the background to pan around the map. Use the buttons in the top right and bottom left provide additional navigation options:
- Click the
–buttons to zoom in and out. You can also zoom using the scroll wheel and zoom in by double clicking the map background.
- Drag the compass button to orient the map. Left/right rotates, and up/down switches to a 3D view. Click the button to reset the view.
- Click the target button to zoom to your current location.
- Click the globe button to switch between normal and satellite views.
Xbutton in the top right of the inspector hides it, revealing a button to bring it back again.
Viewing Data at a Particular Location
The inspector panel shows a list of attributes displayed on the map. An attribute is a piece of data or a calculation, such as temperature, pH, or species spotted.
Click an attribute to colour the map accordingly. The inspector will change to show some charts and a legend that describes the colour coding. You may have to use the scroll bar to see all the available information:
The coloured lines under each entry in the legend show the distribution of values. Each bar shows the proportion of visible surveys with the corresponding value (or range of values). The numbers of surveys are listed on the right.
Click on a feature on the map to select it. The inspector will switch to show the values of each attribute, and a feature table will appear across the bottom of the screen. Click anywhere on the map background to clear your selection:
If you click on a location that has multiple overlapping or coincident markers, the inspector and feature table will summarise all of the nearby data:
With a set of markers selected, click on the
> button next to an attribute to see a timeline of the attribute value alongside the legend:
Filtering by Date/Time
Many maps show data recorded over a range of time. You can use the Date Filter controls at the top of the inspector to filter by the date/time recorded:
Filtering by Workspace (Temporarily Unavailable)
Some maps are built collaboratively by people in different workspaces. These collaborative maps are indicated by a small globe icon in the sidebar.
We have temporarily disabled the ability to filter by workspace while we finalise the launch of projects and teams. Expect this feature to return in the coming weeks.
If the map you’re browsing has associated photographs, you can view them by  clicking a marker to select it, and  clicking the “View Gallery” link in the inspector or on the feature table:
Downloading/Exporting Map Data