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New map tools allow greater flexibility when interrogating data

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We’ve recently introduced a number of new map tools here on EMODnet Human Activities, so thought we would give you a quick overview to show you how they work.

Custom Data Download

You’ve always been able to download whole datasets in a GIS format, but it is now possible to draw a rectangle over the visible map layers and download the data selected as tabular data only. This is particularly useful for non-GIS users.

Toggle on the map layers you wish to see and zoom into your area of interest. Press the download button on the main toolbar and draw a rectangle over the visible map layers. You will then be forwarded to the download page where the captured data can be downloaded in a tab delimited text format which can be imported into Microsoft Excel or similar.

Note: Vessel density, ship wrecks and submerged prehistoric archaeology and landscapes data is not available for tabular download.

Print and Annotate

A new print template allows the user to create a print page which includes a map and legend of currently displayed data layers. The user can also add a custom title and there is a free text box for adding comments.

Toggle on the map layers you wish to see and zoom into your area of interest. Use the print button on the main toolbar to open the template.

Transparency

Displaying a large number of map layers, particularly areas, can lead to a confusing map. By using the settings button by each individual area layer, you can set a transparency using a sliding scale. This allows the user to fine-tune their map display as required.

Marine Map

Search

A place name search is now available to enable a user to quickly find and zoom to a location.

We hope our new tools are useful!

The information and views set out in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Commission. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on the European Commission's behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information therein.

October 10th, 2019 | Written by

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