Mastering geometry editing with Geocortex Mobile [Geocortex Tech Tip] -

Mastering geometry editing with Geocortex Mobile [Geocortex Tech Tip]

Patrick Fingler
Patrick Fingler
Technical Marketing Specialist
January 8, 2021

Mastering geometry editing with Geocortex Mobile [Geocortex Tech Tip]

Mastering geometry editing with Geocortex Mobile [Geocortex Tech Tip]

With the list of spatial requirements constantly growing for field crews and those responsible for managing their activities, developing a collection process to not only meet those existing requirements, but ones that may materialize in the future can be a pretty daunting project to try and take on.

Fortunately, Geocortex Mobile gives you the ability to bring your mobile processes to life by equipping you with the tools you need to develop simple but powerful field data collection apps, which can be run in both online and offline environments.
In the first Tech Tip of 2021, Patrick will show you the out-of-the-box editing capabilities inside of Geocortex Mobile and how you can both create new features as well as edit existing features, whether you’re online or offline.

Watch on YouTube.

Video Transcript

“Hi. My name is Patrick Fingler and in this Tech Tip video, I’m going to show you the out-of-the-box editing capabilities inside of Geocortex Mobile, and how you can both create new features as well as edit existing features whether you’re online or offline.

Here you can see I’m using Geocortex Go. I’m referencing a web map that has some point features, some line features, and some polygon features. So, Work Orders, Water Mains, and Buildings.

In Geocortex Mobile, there’s a variety of ways that you can edit and create these features.

We’ll start off with creating a new feature. So, let’s click ‘Add Feature’ here. Again here, this is kind of our default tool, but you could also add this to the ‘I want to’ menu if you wanted to as well. Here I’m going to select the option to create a new work order, and this work order is a point feature, so instantly you’re going to see there’s this kind of green dot that gets added to the center of the map and here you can see as I hover over individual features, I’ve got snapping enabled, so I could snap it to a particular point and if you click, it’ll add that. If you don’t want snapping enabled, you can just unselect it there and then you can pick and choose where exactly you want it and let’s just turn snapping on.

We also do have this crosshair selector as well. So, if you wanted to, you can really snap to specific features of interest if you wanted to. So, you can kind of pan the map and this will show the center of it.
Maybe we want to create a new point at that location.

Additionally, the last thing that you can do here with point features is you can set a point at your geolocation. You can select this option, or you can simply click this button here to record the point at your current location.

So, we’ll just give this an ID, enter in my name as the inspector specify the inspection date if we wanted to and then click save and then here you can see I’ve created a work order, I’m at my geolocation which you can see. It’s kind of right beside it, so that’s creating a point feature.

You can also create new features as well. So, let me create a new building just so you can see what the
experience for a polygon looks like. So maybe, there’s a new building that’s getting constructed along this plot of land here so I’m going to instead of using the crosshair indicator, I’m going to instead just select my begin vertices here and then here you can see you can continue to snap along and select your vertices as you digitize this out.

If you wanted to, you can have snapping enabled, so you might want to snap it to a particular line and so on, and then, if you double click it’ll finish.

Now you’ll see also here, this uses the same measurement module that’s built into Geocortex Mobile so we can also toggle measurements for each of these segments and we can also toggle bearings as well if you need to visualize that information.

Additionally, what you can do is you can select individual vertices; maybe I want to instead move this over here, I can select that individual vertices if I wanted to. I think if I toggle move on and if I click on that vertices there, you can see now I’ve moved it.

Again you could always snap individual vertices to your geolocation. So, if I wanted to click on this and did ‘Record Current Location’, it would snap that point to my current location. You can turn off move and if I click stop, it’ll save those edits. Here I’m online, we’ll save it and then here you can see there’s a new building feature, which I’ll eventually want to delete.

Now let’s go offline because this also works the same if you’re online or offline.

Here I’ve got some features offline as well. We’ve got again some buildings and some water lines and work orders and here I’ll select a building layer and let’s edit the building, and here you can see I can adjust it right now, it by default when you edit a feature, it’s going to toggle on this ‘Move’ option. So, if I wanted to, I could you know adjust the vertices of this point and move it a little bit further out. You could really zoom in and adjust it if we wanted to.

Again, you could select an individual vertices and snap it to your geolocation if you needed to use this Record Current Location option and then when you’re happy with it, again you can click save and then here it’s going to essentially say we’ve made one offline edit, and again it’s that same process if I was to select this work order here or a polyline or something like that.

If I click edit, it’s going to give me the option here to record it at my current location if I wanted to, or again I can continue to use these tools as well.

So, that’s geometry editing in Geocortex Mobile. Again, you can use this new geometry experience for both editing new features as well as editing existing features and creating new features.

I hope you found that yeah that valuable and have fun creating and editing new features. Bye for now!”

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