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Geographical View

Visualization Controls

Main Controls

  • Dropdown list - Displays all pools containing devices and links. Selecting one causes all devices and links defined in the selected pool to be displayed.
  • Buttons (From left to right).
    • Edit Pool: Change criteria for what entities will be included in the defined pool. Refer to the Inventory / Pools section of documentation for information on pool creation.
    • Device Filtering: Opens a dialog to provide criteria for selecting a subset of pool devices currently displayed. Enter criteria, close the dialog and hit the Refresh button to update the display.
    • Link Filtering: Opens a dialog to provide criteria for selecting a subset of links currently displayed. Enter criteria, close the dialog and hit the Refresh button to update the display.
    • Refresh: This button is used to refresh the display and is required to apply any filtering changes.
    • Clear Search - Removes all filtering criteria and refreshes the map.
    • Run Service: Opens a dialog box to select and run a service on all devices currently displayed on the map.
    • Previous View: View previously selected pool/filtering data on the map.
    • Next View: View pool/filtering data on map that is more recent than data currently being displayed. This option is only available if you have clicked the Previous View button.

3D Visualization

When the 3D rendering option is set, additional icons appear in the upper right corner of the Geographical View panel. These control how the network data is displayed.

Secondary Controls

From left to right:

  • View Home: Returns the view to a default view based on the mode (See below)
  • Mode: Select from the three viewing modes
    • 2D: Data is presented on a flat scrollable image.
    • 3D: Data is presented on a three dimensional model of a globe.
    • Columbus View: Data is presented in 3D as a flat surface that slants away as if displayed on a table. The image can be scrolled left/right and up/down but cannot be rotated like the 3D image.
  • Map Type: A selection of satellite and street map imagery that can be selected for the display.
  • Navigation Instructions: Displays instructions for how to use the mouse for navigating the map display (Zoom, Pan, etc).

Also in the 3D mode, the bottom right corner of the display will have an icon with 4 arrows. Click it to put the application into full-screen mode. Hit Esc to exit full-screen mode.

3D Visualization - 3D Mode - Satellite Imagery

3D Network Map

Network Data

Network device images are controlled by the Icon property of a device. The image type can be set by editing a device in Inventory / Devices or by clicking on a device in the display to open the Edit Device dialog and setting the Icon property to the desired image type.

Links appear as lines between two devices on the map. Links have a Color property that can be set to customize the color of the line drawn for a Link. This value can be set by editing a link in Inventory / Links or by clicking a link in the display and setting the Color property with the desired color code. Color format is #RRGGBB where RR is a hex value for red level, GG is a hex value for green level, and BB is a hex value for blue level.

Colocated Devices

The geographical view displays all devices at their GPS coordinates. If several devices are colocated (i.e. in the same building), they are grouped together on the map. The Colocated Devices Image image is used to identify when multiple devices are at the same location. All colocated devices can be viewed by clicking on this image on the map. A dialog will open showing all devices that are at the selected location.

Colocated Devices

2D Visualization

All data in this visualization mode is rendered in 2D in the display. There are options that are only available in the 2D visualization setting. For example, there are + and - icons in the upper left that can be used to zoom in or out respectively.

Device Markers

In 2D mode, there are additional markers available for showing devices on the map. Marker type is selected by right-clicking the map and selecting Type of Marker. The options are:

  • Image - (Default) The images associated with the Icon property of a device. See the Network Data section above for how to set this property.
  • Circle - A small blue dot. Recommended for large inventory.
  • Circle Marker - A circle with a bold border and translucent fill centered on the location of the device.

Tile Layers

There are two types of tiles available in 2D mode:

  • Open Street Map - The imagery used to draw the map is from the Open Street Map project.
  • Google Maps - The imagery is from Google Maps.

To set the desired tile layer, right-click the map and select Tile layer and then click the desired option.

Clustered View

In this view devices are grouped together on the map based on their proximity to each other. To access the clustered view, right-click on the map and select Type of View > Clustered. Zooming in or out triggers a recalculation of clusters. Hovering over a cluster indicator shows which locations are included in the cluster by drawing a polygon connecting the outer sites of those included in the entire cluster. The image below uses the Circle Marker to indicate device locations on the Open Street Map tile layer.

Clustered View