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In this week’s Geocortex Tech Tip, we walk you through how to use the Station Locator tools in Geocortex Inline to add points of interest to your linear referencing views, which will allow you to manage your begin and end measure points in a much more efficient and intuitive fashion. These tools work both in Esri’s Web AppBuilder and Geocortex Web.
“Hi everyone. My name is Patrick Fingler and in this Tech Tip, we are going to look at how you can leverage the Station Locator tools to create points of interests in Geocortex Inline. Let’s dive in!
So, in this Tech Tip video, we are going to walk through how to use the Station Locator tools that are built-in Geocortex Inline to add points of interest to your linear referencing views.
Here you can see I’m using Geocortex Essentials and I’m working with a transportation network data set provided by a DOT. With the new version of Geocortex Inline, you can see that we’ve made the user experience really easy for your end-users who need to identify linear referencing assets along a particular network.
We’ve got a little tooltip that will actually walk the end-user through how to use the Geocortex Inline tool.
The first thing here is our Station Locator tool, which will allow you to select a network on the map and then select your begin and end measure points in a really intuitive fashion.
Additionally, though, you can also enter the route ID, or the route name automatically and then specify the start and end measures if you happen to know those. As always, you can always step this range up and down, your particular segment to query new information along your pipeline, or in this scenario, I’m working with some highlight data.
Last, but not least, we are going to be taking a look at the point of interest or POI tool. It allows you to dynamically add points of interest into your linear referencing views.
You can multiple views. In this scenario, we have two views configured, we’ve got ‘Safety’ view and a ‘Maintenance’ view that we are going to be working with.
To begin, I’m going to use the Station Locator tool here to select a network on the map. So here, I’ve selected a point and here you can see that we’ve got measurement values being displayed right here. I want to select a segment right here.
Immediately, you can see that we are starting to pull in information such as the mile points, the intersections, as well as the underlying speed limits. I could manually increase my start and end measure points. So here, I can use this tool to increase the start measure if I wanted to. This will dynamically pull in new data and you can see here as we are approaching the city, the speed limit is being reduced to 45 miles per hour compared to 55 miles per hour.
Now, say I want to add a point of interest at a particular intersection or location along this particular segment. To do so, I can launch our POI Selector tool, and this is going to immediately – if I select ‘Add New’ – allow me to select a location on the map that I might want to plot as a point of interest.
Let’s plot a point of interest at this location, and you can see here that we’ve got that bidirectional integration between the map and where I selected that point of interest. So, here is the point of interest, I selected it over here, but it dynamically found the nearest measure value based on my coordinate.
One method is that you can use our Station Locator tool to select points of interests, you can also select points of interests by just clicking on a feature using the right-click option and clicking ‘Add Point of Interest’ and you can do that throughout any of the bands on here as well.
So, I can select this asset and add a point of interest, or I can add dynamically within the point of interest tool to add a point of interest as well. We also have options here that allow you to remove them as necessary.
Additionally, you can specify the underlying measure or add points of interest by a coordinate. Here, you can see these are all the associated points of interest added onto the map. I can add more either by measure. Let’s add one at mile nine, and here we can see that just got added and that’s over here.
I can also add it by coordinate as well. Let’s again add some more, change this to ‘Coordinate’, and let’s add a point of interest at 39.75473 and Longitude -87.20242 and add that. Here, you can see that this is the underlying coordinate that I just entered and it’s again snapping me to the nearest underlying measure along our particular network of interest.
So, that’s kind of a quick summary of the points of interests tools and how it works with Inline. Again, I just wanted to highlight that this also works in both Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS as well as Geocortex Web. Bye for now!”
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