This tutorial video covers how to:
- Navigate through the interface
- Change your views
- Navigate the layer panel
- Create a project
- Upload, edit and delete folders, layers or files
- and more
- On the right-hand side, you'll see a description of what the different tools do. To look around, you can left-click and drag to move the Earth.
- To zoom in, you can use the mouse wheel or the zoom buttons.
- If you want to rotate your view, you can hold down the center mouse button or hold down the control key and left-click.
Top Menu Bar:
- On the right side at the top, you'll see the home button, which takes you back to the main map.
- If you have a free account, it will give you the option to upgrade for more storage and more users.
- There's also the help button, which takes you to the support site, and the "My Team" button, which enables sharing if you create a team.
- You can edit/view your profile by click in on your user name located to the farthest right.
- The search button allows you to search for addresses or landmarks, and the home button resets your view.
- view setup, where you can switch between globe view and planar view.
- The map icon shows you the available base maps.
- The navigation controls button shows you the navigation controls again, and the zoom controls are located here.
- The north compass rose/arrow indicates the north direction. You can click and drag in the area next to it to rotate your view like a joystick.
- To the right of that is the draw / edit button, which allows you to draw points, paths, or polygons. Paths and polygons have associated measurements.
- The view menu is the eye icon that is located at the bottom right. Click on it shows additional options.
- 3D view, switches from spherical earth to world terrain to show heights.
- Transparency button - makes the globe transparent for viewing underground data sets
- 3D buildings – turns on Open Street Map 3D buildings
- VR mode – turns into a split screen for using via mobile with Google Cardboard or similar VR headset. (only works with Android currently)
Left Menu – Layer Panel:
- On the left side, we have the left menu with layers, uploads, and support.
- Clicking layers shows all the files, folders, and projects. If there's no project, you can create one by clicking the plus button.
- You can name the project and add additional folders as needed. The project acts as your library book, containing all your files and folders. You can share or archive the project as required.
- To upload files, click the action button (three dots) and select the upload option. You can either click to upload or drag and drop files. Supported file formats are listed.
- Once the files are uploaded, they appear in the layers folder. You may need to wait for processing depending on the file size.
- To zoom in on a layer, double-clicking on it, or use the tricolon “” action button which provides options like zooming in. Clicking on a layer on the globe opens the info panel on the right-hand side.
Right Menu – Info Panel
The info panel provides information about the layer, allows you to add descriptions, tags, and media attachments.
- It has the following sections
- Adjust altitude mode - adjust altitude by choosing absolute, clamp to ground or a custom altitude
- Style - change colors, transparency, and more
- Attributes - this is all of the metadata and information associated with this layer
- Make sure to save any changes made.
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