Maps

Create maps

Switch to MAPS section in the main menu at the top of the screen. Your maps dashboard enables you to create and manage maps in EOS Vision. In the centre of the screen click + Create new map, fill in Map name field, select a dataset or use bulk loading option, selecting several datasets and click Create from № datasets in the bottom right of the menu box. Please note, that you are able to add up to 3 vector layers if you have a Free account and upp to 8 layers, if you have a Pro account.

You can also Create a map from one dataset, selecting it from the All datasets list in the DATASETS section as well as use any of the options (Add to Favorites/Save to Storage/Remove) from the drop-down menu. Once everything is done, your dataset will be imposed on the map automatically and will appear as the first map layer. The layers will be reflected on the map in the order in which they were added. You can also view the details, add tags and description on the far right of the screen, selecting the target Map on the left.

 

Demo Maps

Demo Maps contain different types of attributive and geometry data and are employed as the test maps for users to try out all the instrument features available. The demo data is processed and visualized respectively.

Demo maps don’t show up in All maps list as well as they don’t take up the user’s storage space. Searching and Sorting out options work precisely the same way as for Public and Favorites

To get started with the feature, go to MAPS section and select Demo in the upper menu along with All Maps, Favorites and PublicOnce you double-click the file, it opens in a Read-only mode, meaning you can View, not Edit it.

To start working with Demo map, you should add it your account.  For this purpose right-click the demo map, push Add to my maps button and confirm Add in the pop-up Add to my maps box. Once it’s done you will get the notification message Map has been copied to your account in the bottom right of the screen.

NB Demo Map that is added to your account, with all its datasets and settings,  will use the storage capacity.

To View the added map, click a redirect link Click here to view it, that shows up along with the notification at once the map is copied.

The copied maps and datasets are displayed in All maps and All datasets lists with the same names as of original demo maps and datasets respectively.  In case you have copied the same demo map several times, it is added and named as duplicated data. In case your storage space is used up or/and you hit the limit of your Free account, the corresponding notification shows up immediately.

Adding WMS layer

WMS (Web Map Service) – is a standard protocol, that is used for transmitting spatial data in shape of raster tiles.

WMS layer is based on data from an OGS – an OpenGIS standard specification for interactive mapping based on requesting map images from a server over the Internet. In EOS Vision it’s employed as additional source of imaging information; satellite imagery, processed and distributed, using LandViewer, in particular.

NB To add the data to WMS you should have a client with WMS 1.1./WMS 1.1.1/WMS 1.3 protocol support only.

*How to create WMS link in LandViewer

Set the AOI, select add to WMS layer, choose WMS in Profile setting, customize the setting in the special WMS box, that is:

  • set the Band combination
  • set the Date

  • check the specifications and click Add to confirm

and get a wms url link. You can check, edit and copy the list of your WMS links, stored in the section as well as use it for further processing whenever you need.

WMS layer is not displayed as data source for SQL interface and Analysis.

To add the WMS layer to EOS Vision, open the map, click + Add new layer, select WMS and  insert the url link in the corresponding field of Add new layer box. Once the wms layer is added, left-click to open it and choose the one in the drop-down list of the layers. You can open the wms layers one by one and use Zoom to source  option to view them on the map.

Legend

 Map uses different visualization tools, that is symbols, colors, etc., to stylize objects, and the Legend displays the detailed information of the customized objects and the explanation of the symbols, used to represent them on the map.

The Layer Legend is displayed when the layer is on. Depending on the layer Style settings it contains the following information:

  • The Layer Name
  • Point/Line/Polygon/Grid Color – depending on the type of geometry and approach to visualization
  • Name of the Column (or “Point Count”)
  • Colored icon/group of icons
  • Styling by qualitative data/by quantitative data
  • Others

Legend is a box in the left upper corner of the map. Click the Minimize/Maximize button to display or hide the Legend whenever you need.

Managing datasets on the map

Click the context menu on the right of the target dataset to expand the additional options available – Zoom to layer, Rename, Duplicate, Remove. Please note, that you are able to duplicate a layer, provided that the number of layers added is less than three. You can also Hide layer, clicking the eye icon left to the three dots menu if you don’t need it at the moment. 

To publish the map, click Publish in the top right hand-side of the dashboard to copy the link to the clipboard and then press Publish in the Map sharing setting box to get the sharable link with a view access. You can stop the process at any moment, clicking Stop sharing  below the link. Anyone who has a direct link can view, zoom in/out, move and hide the layers.

 

Map sharing

To publish the map, click Publish in the top right hand-side of the dashboard to copy the link to the clipboard and then press Publish in the Map sharing setting box to get the sharable link with a view access. You can stop the process at any moment, clicking Stop sharing  below the link. Anyone who has a direct link can view, zoom in/out, move and hide the layers.