The Mapping Toolbar

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

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

 

1. Table of Contents mceclip11.png

The Table of Contents dialog box is divided into five 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.

I. Areas
II. Locations 

III. Customers
IV. Licensed Data
V. Reference


I. Areas
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.
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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 Interestof the mapping process.


II. 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.

i. Select any of the locations in order to display them on the map.
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ii. To change the symbol style for a location, click the symbol next to its name. The Location Style Editor appears.

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iii. Select an option from the Symbol Shape drop-down list. You have the option to select a standard shape, choose from a repository of Symbols or import a Custom image.

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

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ii. Click on a category to expand it.
iii. Select the symbol you wish to use.

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iv. Once you have made your selection, click Select.

Custom
i. If you choose Custom, you can upload a custom image or logo to use. 

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ii. 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.

v. In the Location Style Editor, adjust your Symbol or Custom image as desired. 
vi. From the label list, choose On or Off.

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vii. If you choose to have labels On, adjust the Label Position, Label Color/Colour, Label Size, Halo Size, and Halo Color/Colour, as necessary.
viii. Click Save to close the Label Style Editor dialog box.

ix. Click Save again and the locations will appear on the map.


III. Customers
The Customers tab displays any customer files you have imported.

i. Select any of the customer files in order to display them on the map.

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ii. To change the display settings for a customer file, click the icon next to its name. The Customer Style Editor appears, where you can adjust Colors/Colours, Sizes, Cluster Threshold Count and Cluster Threshold Zoom

Note: 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 below, if you zoom out beyond the thirteenth level, and there are more than 50,000 customers to be displayed on the map, they will be shown as clusters.

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iii. Click Save.

iv. Click Save again and the customers will appear on the map.


IV. 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 Filtering & Querying Locations.

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

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

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iii. 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.

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iv. Change the Symbolization Field, Symbol Shape, Symbol Size, Symbol Outline With, Symbol Outline Color/Colour, Symbol Fill Color/Colour and Label as necessary.
v. Click Save Symbolization to save the settings for the future or click Done.

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vi. Click Save to save the settings for future use.


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

i. Select a reference layer to show on the map. 

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

ii. Click Save.
 
2. Search for Location mceclip6.png
Click to geocode a location on the map. The following pane will pop-up, where you can input your address fields. 
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3. Map Click mceclip7.png

Click to manually place a location on a map. 

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4. Zoom In mceclip2.png
Click to zoom in on the map. You can also use the scroll wheel on your mouse.

 

5. Zoom Out mceclip3.png
Click to zoom out on the map. You can also use the scroll wheel on your mouse.

 

6. Back/Previous View mceclip4.png
Click to go back to the last view of the map.

 

7Forward/Next View mceclip5.png
Click to go to the next view of your map. 

 

8. Annotations mceclip6.png
The annotations tab enables you to place text and shapes on the map.

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I. Text
i. Click the Text tool.
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.

II. Point
i. Click the Point tool. 
ii. Adjust the display settings as necessary.
iii. Click on the map to place the point. 

III-IV. Lines
i. Click either the Straight Line (III) or Curved Line (IV) tool. 
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.

V-X. Shapes
i. Click any of the Shape tools. 
ii. Adjust the outline and fill settings as necessary.
iii. Click on the map to draw the shape.

For the Arrow (V), Circle (VI), Triangle (VII), and Rectangle (VIII) tools, click and drag on the map. Release the mouse button to stop.

For the Polygon (IX) tool, click on the map where you want the outline of the polygon to change direction. Double-click to stop.

For the Freehand (X) tool, click and drag on the map. Release the mouse button to stop. 

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


9. 
Measurement mceclip7.png

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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I. Area
i. Click the Area tool. 

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ii. Select the appropriate unit of measurement from the drop-down list.

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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.

II. Distance
i. Click the Distance tool.

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ii. Select the appropriate unit of measurement from the drop-down list.

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

III. Longitude and Latitude
i. Click the Location

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ii. Select the appropriate unit of measurement from the drop-down list.

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ii. Move the mouse around the map and click if you wish.


10.
 
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You can create a bookmark of a specific map view to refer to at a later time.

i. Click the Bookmark tool.
ii. Click Add Bookmark. The Add a Map Bookmark dialog box appears.

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iii. Give the new bookmark a name and click Add Bookmark.

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

11. Save View mceclip9.png

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. 

 

12. Base Map mceclip12.png

Choose from one of the nine options for a base map.mceclip14.png

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