The Mapping Toolbar

There are ten tools available through the Mapping Toolbar in ENVISION.

1. Table of Contents: add additional layers of areas, locations, customers, licensed data and reference points. 
2. Zoom In
3. Zoom Out
4. Back/Previous View
5. Forward/Next View
6. Annotations: add text, point, lines, and shapes. 
7. Measurement: measure distance and area, as well as see the Longitude and Latitude of a specific location. 
8. Bookmark: create a bookmark of a specific map view to refer to at a later time. 
9. Save View: save your current view as the default view map view.
10. Base Map: choose from one of the nine options for a base map. 

 

1. Table of Contents
The Table of Contents dialog box is divided into different tabs. Layers you turn on or off here will be saved to your workspace as a preference. For example, if you always want to have your customer layer turned on, turn it on in the Table of Contents and it will be consistent across any mapping you do, within the current workspace.

Note: Reference layers should typically only be used for thematic mapping. If you turn any Reference layers on without having a thematic map created, they may interfere with the labeling of your existing base layer.

The Areas tab allows you to show more of your trade areas on the map, as well as change the style settings for them by clicking on the paintbrush.mceclip0.png

You can turn on one of the trade areas by selecting the check box next to its name. You can adjust the settings for both the outline and label for all selected trade areas. When you are finished, click Done and they will appear on the map.

Note: The map will not automatically zoom to any trade areas selected in the Table of Contents, only to the trade area selected in Step 1 - Select an Area of Interest of the mapping process.

Locations
The Locations tab lists any locations you have imported.  The locations are listed by the column that you specified for the Map Group field when importing the file.

Select any of the locations in order to display them on the map.mceclip1.png

1. To change the symbol style for a location, click the symbol next to its name. The Location Style Editor appears.

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2. Select an option from the Symbol Shape

Symbols
i. If you choose Symbols, you have the option to choose from an extensive library of common symbols.mceclip3.png

ii. Click on a category to expand it.

iii. Select the symbol you wish to use.mceclip4.png

iv. Click Select.

Custom
i. If you choose Custom, you can upload a custom image or logo to use. mceclip5.pngii. Click Upload and browse to find the file. You should use either .JPG or .PNG files.

iii. Select it and click Open.

iv. Select it in the list and click Select.

Tip: For best results, use an image that is around 10-12 pixels in width and height.

3. Adjust the Symbol Color/Colour, Symbol Size, Outline Color/Colour and Outline Width, as necessary.

4. From the label list, choose On or Off.

5. If you choose to have labels, adjust the Label Position, Label Color/Colour, Label Size, Halo Size and Halo Color/Colour, as necessary.

6. Click Done to close the Label Style Editor dialog box.

7. Click Done again and the locations will appear on the map.

Customers
The Customers tab displays any customer files you have imported. Select any of the customer files in order to display them on the map.mceclip22.png

1. To change the display settings for a customer file, click the icon next to its name. The Customer Style Editor appears. mceclip7.png

2. Change the color/colour as necessary.

3. Change the size as necessary.

Customer clustering refers to grouping the customer points together when there is a large number of them to show on the map. The clusters are based on an invisible grid drawn on the map, and the number of customer points that fall within each cell of the grid.  Whether or not the customers show as clusters is determined by the combination of the Customer Cluster Threshold Count as well as the Customer Cluster Threshold Zoom. There are 19 zoom levels in ENVISION. In the screenshot above, if you zoom out beyond the thirteenth level, and there are more than 5,000 customers to be displayed on the map, they will be shown as clusters.

4. Add the Customer Cluster Threshold Count as necessary.

5. Adjust the Customer Cluster Threshold Zoom as necessary.

6. Click Done.

7. Click Done again and the customers will appear on the map.

Licensed Data
The Licensed Data tab displays any Location filters you have set up for any licensed business point data. For more information about filters, please see Using Location Lists Tool and Creating Filters.

Select any of the location filters in order to display them on the map.mceclip8.png

1. To change the symbol, click the symbol next to its name. The Licensed Point Data Style Editor appears.

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2. You can change the Symbolization Field to have ENVISION use unique symbols on the map based on the unique values found in the chosen field.mceclip10.pngi. Change the Symbolization Field, Symbol Shape, Symbol Size and Label as necessary.

ii. Click Save Symbolization to save the settings for the future or click Done.mceclip11.png

3. Change the other settings as necessary.

4. Click Save Symbolization to save the settings for future use, or just click Done.

5. Click Done again and the filtered data will appear on the map.

Reference
The Reference tab contains additional reference layers you may wish to overlay on top of your thematic map.mceclip12.png

Tip: The reference layers are designed to be used with thematic maps.  The standard base maps already include this data.

1. Select a reference layer to show it on the map.

2. Click Done.

2. Zoom In
Click to zoom in on the map. You can also use the scroll wheel on your mouse.

3. Zoom Out
Click to zoom out on the map. You can also use the scroll wheel on your mouse.

4. Back/Previous View
Click to go back to the last view of the map.

5. Forward/Next View
Click to go to the next view of your map. 

6. Annotations
The annotations tab enables you to place text and shapes on the map.mceclip20.png

Text
i. Click the Text tool.mceclip4.png

ii. In the text field, type in your desired text.

iii. Adjust the font settings as necessary.

iv. Click on the map to place the text.

 Point
i. Click the Point tool. mceclip1.png

ii. Adjust the display settings as necessary.

iii. Click on the map to place the point. 

Lines
i. Click either the Straight Line or Curved Line tool. mceclip2.png

ii. Adjust the display settings as necessary.

iii. Click on the map to draw a line.

  •  For the Straight Line, click on the map where you want the line to change directions. Double-click to stop.
  • For the Curved Line, click and drag on the map. Release the mouse button to stop.

 Shapes
i. Click any of the Shape tools. mceclip3.png

ii. Adjust the outline and fill settings as necessary.

iii. Click on the map to draw the shape.

  •  For the Arrow, Circle, Triangle, and Rectangle tools, click and drag on the map. Release the mouse button to stop.
  •  For the Polygon tool, click on the map where you want the outline of the polygon to change direction. Double-click to stop.
  •  For the Freehand tool, click and drag on the map. Release the mouse button to stop.

For all the tools, you can click Clear All to delete all the annotations you have drawn.

7. Measurement
You can use the Measurement Tool to measure distance and area, as well as see the Longitude and Latitude of a specific location.

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Area
i. Click the Area tool. 

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ii. Select the appropriate unit of measurement.

iii. Click on the map to start measuring and click again where you want the outline of the area to change direction Double-click to stop.

Distance
i. Click the Distance tool.

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ii. Select the appropriate unit of measurement.

iii. Click on the map to start measuring and click again if you wish to measure a multi-segment distance. Double-click to stop.

Longitude and Latitude
i. Click the Location

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ii. Move the mouse around the map. Click if you wish.

8. Bookmark
You can create a bookmark of a specific map view to refer to at a later time.

1. Click the Bookmark tool.

2. Click Add Bookmark. The Add a Map Bookmark dialog box appears.

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The new bookmark is now available as an option in the list.

Caution: These are saved to your browser. If you need to clear your cache for whatever reason, they will be lost.

9. Save View
The Save View tool allows you to save your current view as the default view map view. Click it to save your current map view as the default view across all your workspaces.

10. Base Map
Choose from one of the nine options for a base map.

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