Getting Started

The Getting Started video is 8 minutes well spent - it will show you everything you need to know to start exploring 1map, even if you're completely new to GIS.

 

Accessing 1map

Registration to 1map is free. After initial Registration you will automatically be on the Lite (“Free”) Subscription Plan whereby you can decide to upgrade at any given time.

  1. Open your web browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or iOS Safari)
  2. In the web address window, type in www.1map.co.za and press enter.
  3. In the top right hand corner of your screen, click on the “Sign Up” button.
  4. Enter your personal details, and click on the orange REGISTER button at the bottom of the page. Please note the following:
    Your password must be a minimum of 8 characters, and can contain any alphanumeric character.
    The default time zone selected is +2, which is the time zone in which South Africa falls.
  1. If you have already registered, click on the “Sign In” button in the top menu bar on the 1map landing page.
  2. Enter the email address that you registered with, along with your password that you chose when registering, and click the blue “Sign In” button.
  3. On the left menu bar, select “Applications” then “My Dashboard” and click on “1map 2105” to launch the 1map Online GIS application.
  4. If you have forgotten your password, click on the “Forgot Your Password?” link. Enter your email address, and we will send you a link where you can reset your password.

Basic use of 1map is free to all users. This includes viewing publicly available cadastre and aerial photography and 1map proprietary data such as the 1map Street Address Database, arguably the most reliable street address point database currently available in South Africa, as well as limited printing, exporting and editing functionality. However, in order to access more advanced functionality, such as full colour printing of up to A0, custom layer importing, extensive exporting, viewing and downloading SG diagrams, API access, etc. you would need to upgrade to a monthly subscription that suits your needs.

  1. Before you can upgrade, you first need to register and log in to 1map with your username. Register on 1map (Click here if you haven’t registered yet). After registering, log in. On the Home Page, to the left a menu appears. Click on the Subscriptions heading.
  2. This will take you to the subscription page, where you can view the various subscription options. Click on the blue Upgrade Now button for the appropriate option suited to your needs.
  3. A window pops up asking for you to for details that you would like to appear on your invoice, the day of the month on which you would like the monthly charge to be deducted, and confirmation that you accept our terms and conditions.
  4. Once you are happy and have completed all the fields, click on the “Upgrade Now” button in the bottom right.
  5. Upon clicking Continue, you will be taken to a secure screen managed by PayGate which will ask you for your credit card details. Enter the details and click Pay Now.
  6. If you have 3D Secure activated on your bank account, a screen might pop up from your bank or credit card vendor asking for additional verification.

The Interface

The 1map interface has been designed to be easy to use, with as few as possible clicks necessary to get to what you need to do. The basic elements are the map window, toolbars, property pane, layer pane, and data panel.

  • Pan (move around) the map by clicking anywhere on the map, holding down your left mouse button and dragging the map around.
  • Zoom in and out by clicking on the plus or minus buttons in the top left corner of the map window, or in the top horizontal toolbar.
  • Zoom in to a specific area by hovering over the area and scrolling the mouse wheel forward. To zoom out, scroll the mouse wheel towards you.
  • Another way of zooming into a specific area is to hold down the SHIFT button on your keyboard, click and hold down the left mouse button, and drag a box around the area you would like to zoom into. Release the mouse button to zoom to the area.
  • To zoom to the full extent (i.e. the whole of South Africa visible at once), click on the globe button in the top toolbar, next to the magnifying glasses.
  • To go back to a previous zoom state, or forward to a previously viewed zoom state, click on the arrows in the top toolbar.
  • On the left and right of the map window, are two accordion menus: “Search” and “Map Layers”. Open a section by clicking on the heading (e.g. “Property Info”). To close the accordion menus, click on the small arrow in the heading bar that points to the outside of the screen.
  • To open them back up, click on the arrows that now point to the inside of the screen.
  • To toggle between the various sections within the vertical menus, click the appropriate tag at the bottom of the menu.

Finding a Property

There are a variety of ways in which users can search for the property or area that they are interested in. In the Search accordion menu, under “Search Using”, select how you want to search.

  1. This method uses the 1map National Address Dictionary (NAD) to process your query.
  2. Enter the street address that you wish to search for and press Enter on your keyboard
  3. Pro Tip: Refine your search by adding Province Codes: EC: Eastern Cape / FS: Free State / GT: Gauteng / KZ: KwaZulu Natal / LP: Limpopo / MP: Mpumalanga / NC: Northern Cape / NW: North Wes / WC: Western Cape
  1. Use this method to search for a specific erf by erf number in a given city or municipal area.
  2. Type in the name of the city or municipality in which the erf is situated that you are searching for.
  3. Type in the erf number. Typing the portion number is optional. Press Enter on your keyboard.
  1. Use this option to search for a building name.
  2. Type in the building name you want to search for.
  3. Type in the City, Municipality, or Province Code that the building is in (optional).
  4. Select the Building from the Search Results list.
  5. Take Note: Due to the fact that building names are constantly changing, it is exceedingly difficult to create and maintain an accurate building name database. If the building you are looking for does not appear on our database, please notify us by sending a MapBall of the location of the building and the name to jnk@1map.co.za, or send an email if you don’t know the exact location of the building.
  1. Use this option to search for a farm for which you have the farm name or number.
  2. Type in the name/number of the farm you wish to search for.
  3. Refine your search by typing the City, Municipality or Province Code of the farm you’re looking for (optional).
  4. Select the Farm from the Search Results list.
  5. Take Note: Many farm names have changed subsequent to initial registration, and as such it is exceedingly difficult to create and maintain an accurate farm name database. If the farm name you are looking for does not appear on our database, please notify us by sending a MapBall of the location of the farm and the name to jnk@1map.co.za.
  1. Use this option to go to the centre of a district.
  2. Type in the name of the city or town that you are searching for and press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Pro Tip: Searching by city or town will take you to the centre of the district, which may or may not be in an urban area. If you want to go to the centre of the city or town, search for the town name under “Suburb”.
  1. Use this option to go to the centre of a suburb.
  2. Type in the name of the suburb, city or town that you are searching for and press Enter on your keyboard.
  1. Use this option for points of interest, or if accuracy is not crucial.
  2. Type in an address or a point of interest and press Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Read through the results of the search, and click focus on the property that you would like to see. If your search returned a large number of results, it will span multiple pages. Navigate between pages of results at the bottom or the Address Search window.
  4. Pro Tip: The Google search algorithm works on interpolation for most address points in South Africa, so it produces approximate location results. It is therefore not sufficiently reliable for location searches that require a high degree of accuracy.
  1. Click on the “Zoom to Coordinates” button in the bottom right of the map window.
  2. Select the format of the coordinates you want to go to (Decimal Degrees or Degrees, Minutes, Seconds).
  3. Enter the Longitude and Latitude coordinates, and click on the “Go” button.

Property Info

What you see on 1map is not just a picture, but a visual representation of data. We make it easy to access the most frequently used property information.

  • Address
  • Photo of property (if available)
  • Allotment number
  • Stand number
  • Portion number (if applicable)
  • Size (m2 or hectares)
  1. Select a property. A small pop-up window will appear on the map window. The pop-up window shown is connected to the property selected for viewing. Six sub tabs will be visible, each tab representing different information of the property.
  2. To close the pop-up window, click on the small blue circle beneath the pop-up window.

The LPI code, also known as the "SG 21 key", is the unique reference number of a land parcel, almost like the ID number that every person is issued with.

The number is made up as follows:

  1. SG Office Code (C/T/V/N)
  2. Zero
  3. Farming Registration Division
  4. Farming Registration Division
  5. Township (incremental; zero for farms)
  6. Township (incremental; zero for farms)
  7. Township (incremental; zero for farms)
  8. Township (incremental; zero for farms)
  9. Stand number
  10. Stand number
  11. Stand number
  12. Stand number
  13. Stand number
  14. Stand number
  15. Stand number
  16. Stand number
  17. Portion number
  18. Portion number
  19. Portion number
  20. Portion number
  21. Portion number


SG Diagrams and General Plans

1map makes it easier and faster than ever before to gain access to the technical diagrams that you need.

  1. Select a property by searching or clicking on or near a property on the map.
  2. Open all SG Diagram information of the selected property on the pop-up window, by clicking on the third sub tab from the right. All SG Diagrams related to the selected property will be displayed in one (top left) of two windows. A preview window (bottom left) will show preview images of the available diagrams.
  3. Select the diagram that you want to open from the preview window.
  4. The selected diagram will be enlarged to full screen, and includes showing document number and diagram type.

    To zoom in on the image, use the Stretch or Zoom button in the top right corner of the diagram. You can also use your mouse wheel to zoom in or out.

  5. Move between different diagrams associated with the selected property by clicking the arrows in the bottom left of the expanded preview window.
  6. To download the diagram, click the Download button in the top left of the expanded preview window. This will open the image up in a new browser window. Right click on the image, and select “Save Image/Picture As”. Select a name and location, and click save.
  7. When you have finished with the SG diagram preview, close button in the bottom right corner to return to the main map or press the Esc button on your keyboard.
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Layers

Spatial information is displayed as layers.

Spatial data is displayed visually as layers. Read more about layers in our article

Ogres, Onions, and GIS.
  1. In the Map Layers accordion menu on the right, select the Map Layers tab.
  2. You will see a tree structure with two main sections: Overlays and Base Layers.
  3. To make a layer viewable, i.e. it shows up on your map, click on the icon that looks like an eye.
  4. To make a layer active, i.e. it can be selected and edited, and attribute data will be displayed, click on the tick next to the layer. It will turn green to indicate that this is the selectable/editable layer.
  5. To change layer opacity (i.e. make it see-through in order to see what is below), click on the plus (“+”) button next to the active layer to make the opacity slider visible. Move the slider left and right to get the desired opacity.

    Take note:Only 1 base layer can be visible at any time. Also, only 1 layer can be active at any time.


Workspaces

The Active Workspace defines the layers that are available during your current session.You can choose a different set of layers, or create an alternative combination of layers using the Workspace feature.

 
  1. Click on the Plus button in the Active workspace panel
  2. Name your new workspace, and select whether you want it to be the start-up workspace (i.e. the workspace that is active when you log onto 1map).
  3. Click on the Add Layers icon (green +) and continue to add layers as you would to an existing workspace (see below).
  1. Click on the Add Layers icon.
  2. Select layers from any of the three tabs: Standard Layers available within 1map, your own Custom Private Layers, or Public Layers that users have created and shared. (For more information, see the topic on “Importing Layers”)
  3. Select layers from the Available Layers list on the left and move them to the Current Workspace Layers list on the right by dragging them, or clicking on the right arrow between the two lists.

    Take note:The Available Layers list contains all layers that the user is authorized to view. The Current Workspace Layers list contains all layers that will form part of the workspace currently being edited.

  4. Click accept.

Option 1:

  1. Click on the add layers button.
  2. Select layers that you would like to remove from the Current Workspace Layers list on the right and move them back to the Available Layers list on the left by dragging them, or by clicking on the left arrow between the two lists.

Option 2:

  1. Select the layer that you would like to remove.
  2. Click on the Remove Layers button.

Option 3:

  1. Right click directly on the layer in the Map Layers Panel,that you would like to remove, and click on “Remove This Layer”.

Take note: Workspaces automatically revert back to their last saved state when you log out or select a different workspace. To keep any changes that you have made to your workspace, you must save the workspace. The default workspace can however not be changed, as it is a generic workspace created for all users.

  1. When you are happy with the changes, click on the Save button to save the changes to your current workspace.
  2. If you would like to save your changes as a new workspace, click the Save New button, enter a name, and click save.
  1. Click on the active workspace dropdown list, and select the workspace that you would like to delete.
  2. Click on the minus button, and confirm.

In the top right corner of the workspace panel, there is a star. If the star is filled with grey, the current workspace is already the startup workspace.

  1. Select the workspace that you would like to make your startup workspace.
  2. In the top right corner, click on the star. It should be a solid grey colour.
  1. Click on the Refresh button.

Bookmarks

Open the bookmarks tab next to the Map Layers tab in the Map Layers accordion menu on the right of the screen by clicking on it.

  1. If you want to bookmark your current view, click on the Add Bookmark button.
  1. Click on the bookmark that you want to navigate to. This changes the view-able and active layers to those bookmarked, as well as navigating to the viewing position bookmarked.
  1. Click on the minus button next to the bookmark that you would like to delete.

Utilities & Tools

The toolbar is full of useful features to make your life easier, and your work more productive.

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  1. In the horizontal menu bar, click on the button that looks like a grid. This will turn on a grid overlay on your map, with coordinates.
  1. In the horizontal menu bar, click on the button that looks like a ruler.
  2. Click to place down the first point that you want to measure from, and click to place intermediate measurement points.
  3. To end off the line being measured, double click on the end point of the line that you want to measure.
  4. Each line segment’s measurement will be displayed on the line, and the total is displayed in the measurement panel in the bottom of your screen.
  1. In the horizontal menu bar, click on the button that looks like a measurement triangle.
  2. Click to place down the first point that you want to measure from, and click to place intermediate measurement points.
  3. To close off the area being measured, double click on the last point in the polygon that you want to measure.
  4. The total area is displayed in the centre of the polygon, as well as in the measurement panel in the bottom of your screen.
  1. In the top menu bar, click on the Google Street View button in the right corner.

    Take note: If you do not see the Google Street View icon on the right of your menu bar, but a button with three horizontal stripes, click the button to open up more options and select the Street View icon.

  2. Pan the display by clicking and dragging the display and by clicking on the white arrows displayed on the screen. Alternatively, move by using the arrow keys on the keyboard. You can see your position relative to the map by looking at the position of the Street View arrow, displaying location and bearing.

The MapShot function allows you to save your current map view as an image file.

  1. Setup your map viewing pane so that it displays a screen that you would like to capture.
  2. Click on the Camera Icon in the bottom of your map window.
  3. Select where you would like to save the file to, and give it a name.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Open it up to see whether you are satisfied.
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PDF Export

1map lets users create and download PDF copies of maps, perfect for reports, large-format printing, etc.

 
  1. In the top menu bar, click on the Print PDF button, which looks like a small page. This opens up the Print PDF Map wizard.
  2. To open up a list of all completed or current print jobs, click on the Print Jobs icon in the bottom left corner of the wizard screen.
  3. To proceed to the Print Setup Menu and print your map, click next.
  4. Complete the following fields:
    1. Type in a descriptive name such as the name of the area that you are printing. This will enable you to find and download the print file again in future if you wish to.
    2. Select the paper size that you want the map to be generated and printed on. This will depend on your printer capacity, and your specific needs.
    3. Select the resolution that you would like to print. 75dpi conserves ink levels, but reduces the quality of the print. 150dpi is the recommended setting for printing maps up to A0 size. 300dpi can be made available depending on your subscription level, but is only really beneficial when producing high quality publications.
    4. Select the scale of the map that you would like to produce. This will depend on how large an area you would like to print, and the size at which the individual features will display on the printout. This will affect the number of pages that will be printed.
    5. Select whether you would like to print an index page. This is only useful when a large area is being printed that spans multiple pages. The index page will then indicate the entire area with a matrix of the pages that are printed to cover the entire area.
    6. Select whether you want to print only urban areas, or the entire selected area. This would be useful if an entire district is to be printed, but if you don’t want to print all the farms and rural areas as well.
  5. Choose the area that should be printed. There are three options for choosing the print area:
  6. The print area is determined by specifying criteria within a selected spatial layer.

    1. Choose a feature in which you will specify criteria.
    2. Select criteria by which your selection will be made. Pro Tip: Start typing in the selection box to search for results.
    3. To select an area made up of more than one criteria specification, click on the blue plus button. Select additional criteria. To delete a selection, click on the blue minus button next to the selection.

    Print area is determined by the current view on the pc screen.

    1. Select the radio button next to the Visible Extent option, and the menu will roll up and turn green.
    2. Move the view on your screen until you are satisfied. This can be done by panning, zooming, or even resizing the accordion menus.
    3. Click the down arrow on the green Print Map bar to roll down the print menu.

    Print area is determined by a selection area drawn on the screen.

    1. Select the radio button next to the Selected Extent option, and the menu will roll up and turn green. A yellow block will appear, with darker yellow lines that divide the block to indicate the number of pages that the area covers at the selected paper size and print scale.
    2. Resize the block by clicking on the light blue circles on the edges of the block, and dragging until satisfied.
    3. Click the down arrow on the green Print Map bar to roll down the print menu.
  7. Click the Next  button.
  8. Review the layers that you would like to be printed. Add or remove layers if you want.

    Take Note:Google layers are proprietary and may not be printed.

  9. Click done to start generating your print job. You will receive an email when the print job is ready for download. The email contains a link where the PDF can be downloaded, and this email can even be forwarded to other persons to download the PDF document.
  10. After clicking on Download and Save, the download should appear in the bottom of your browser window. To open it, click on the small black arrow next to the download and select “Open with System Viewer.”
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Exporting data

The 1map portal allows users to download spatial features for use in desktop GIS applications such as QGIS or ArcGIS.

 
  1. Click on the Export button in the top menu bar to open up the Export Data wizard.
  2. To open up a list of all completed or current export jobs, click on the Export Jobs icon in the bottom left corner of the wizard screen.
  3. To proceed to the Export Setup Menu, click next.
  4. Select the layer from which you would like to export features.
  5. Choose the area that should be exported. There are three options for choosing the export extent:
  6. The export area is determined by specifying criteria within a selected spatial layer.

    1. Choose a feature in which you will specify criteria.
    2. Select criteria by which your selection will be made. Pro Tip: Start typing in the selection box to search for results.
    3. To select an area made up of more than one criteria specification, click on the blue plus button. Select additional criteria. To delete a selection, click on the blue minus button next to the selection.

    Export area is determined by the current view on the pc screen.

    1. Select the radio button next to the Visible Extent option, and the menu will roll up and turn green.
    2. Move the view on your screen until you are satisfied. This can be done by panning, zooming, or even resizing the accordion menus.
    3. Click the down arrow on the green Print Map bar to roll down the print menu.

    Export area is determined by a selection area drawn on the screen.

    1. Select the radio button next to the Selected Extent option, and the menu will roll up and turn green. A yellow block will appear, with darker yellow lines that divide the block to indicate the number of pages that the area covers at the selected paper size and print scale.
    2. Resize the block by clicking on the light blue circles on the edges of the block, and dragging until satisfied.
    3. Click the down arrow on the green Print Map bar to roll down the print menu.
  7. Click the Next  button.
  8. Complete the following fields and click next.
    1. Type in a title for the export file to be generated. Pro Tip: Type in a descriptive name such as the name of the area and the layer that you are exporting. This will enable you to find and download the export file again in future if you wish to.
    2. The format that you wish to export. The following formats are available: ESRI Shapefile, MapInfo TAB file, DXF and KML. When selecting DXF, the user has the option of including a vector label in the object that gets exported. Select DXF, then select the font in which the label should appear, the size of the label, as well as the field that you would like displayed, e.g. erf number.
    3. Select the projection that dyou wish to export the file in. This will depend on the application for which you require the export. The default projection is EPSG:4326 - WGS84, which is the projection used by the Global Positioning System (GPS).
  9. Click Done to start your export job. A popup window tells you that your export job has started. You will receive an email with the download link to your export job once the server has finished preparing it. Alternatively, track the progress of your job or download it from the Export Jobs screen, as discussed in point 2 above.
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Uploading your own data

The 1map portal allows users to import spatial data and display it as a private or shared layer. This data can also be edited and viewed just like any other 1map layers.

  1. Click on the Import button in the top menu bar to open up the Import Layer wizard.
  2. To open up a list of all completed or current import jobs, click on the Import Jobs icon in the bottom left corner of the wizard screen.
  3. To proceed to the Import Layer Menu and print your map, click next.
  4. Select the file which you would like to import as a new layer by clicking on browse, and selecting the file from the explorer.

    Take Note: The file to be imported should be compressed as a Zip file, contain only one layer, and contain only files (not folders). It is important to remember that “a spatial file” actually consists of multiple files. All the files that make up the spatial file to be imported should be included in the zip file. For the following spatial files, the following files should all be included:
      -  ESRI Shape File: (*.shp, *.shx, *.dbf, *.prj)
      -  MapInfo TAB: (*.tab, *.dat, *.map, *.id, *.ind)
      -  MapInfo MID/MIF: (*.mid, *.mif)

    Example: Go to the file location of an ESRI Shape file (e.g. “My_Layer) that you would like to import. Select My_Layer.shp, My_Layer.shx, My_Layer.dbf, and My_Layer.prj. Right click, and select “Add to Zip”. You now have a Shape File that you can import.

  5. Click on the “Upload” button in the bottom right corner of the window.
  6. Type in a Layer Caption to name your layer.Pro Tip: Give a descriptive title in order to quickly and easily find this layer in future. Also type in a Description for your layer, if this is not clear from the Layer Caption or if you plan to share this layer with others.
  7. Click on Done to start importing your custom layer. You will receive an email once your layer has been finished importing.
  8. Remember to add your layer to your active workspace with the Layer Selector, under the “Your Layers” tab.

Collaborate

One of the most powerful features of the 1map Online GIS for organisations is the fact that multiple users collaborate on the same central database, which means you never have to walk to your colleagues again with a flash drive to share data - it's all available at your fingertips!

1map Collaborate empowers teams and organizations to effectively communicate and work together with GIS as the foundation of the discussion. This allows for communication on spatial data issues, incident reporting, etc.

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  1. Open the MapBall window by clicking on the MapBall icon on the top horizontal toolbar on the Main Map window.
  2. To send a MapBall of your current map view, click on the “New MapMall” button.
  3. Enter the email addresses of recipients that you would like to send the MapBall to.
  4. Select the layer which you want to flag for the recipients’ attention.
  5. Enter a subject and description.

    Pro Tip: To ensure that the recipient is able to accurately, appropriately and efficiently respond to your MapBall, enter a description detailing all information that the recipient needs to address the issue raised in the MapBall.

  6. Hold the Ctrl button and drag to set the problem area by means of a red square in the map view. This red square will be seen by the recipient.
  7. Click on Send.
  8. To view previously sent MapBalls, click on the “Sent” button.
  1. Click on the MapBall Icon in the horizontal menu bar at the top of the Map window to open up the 1map Collaborate interface.
  2. The screen open up with a list of all MapBalls received. To view one, click on the item you wish to view.
  3. A window expands at the bottom with a preview of the MapBall, along with all comments relating to the specific MapBall. A red square will highlight the issue being communicated. Note that clicking on a MapBall acts as though clicking on a bookmark. This means that your current view will navigate to the layer configuration and location of the MapBall. Close the MapBall window to continue working on the map view received in the MapBall.
  4. To add a comment or reply to the user who sent you the MapBall, click the “Add Comment/Reply” button. A window pops up. Enter your comment, and click Send.
  5. To forward a MapBall to another user, click on the “Forward” button. Enter a valid email address, and a comment that the user will see, and click “Forward”.
  6. If you have addressed a query that was raised for your attention in a MapBall, you can mark the MapBall as completed. Select the relevant MapBall, and click on the “Complete” button. This item will then be removed from your list of Received MapBalls. To view your completed items, click on the Filter dropdown box in the top right corner of the screen and select Completed Topics, or All Topics. A completed topic can also be reopened by selecting the topic and clicking on the “Reopen” button.

    Take Note: The default filter is set to only view Non-Completed Topics. This allows users to manage their workflows without being distracted by items already addressed.

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Editing

1map enables users to create and edit their spatial and attribute information online, streamlining your workflow and improving the data currency of your organisational GIS.

 

Take Note:Editing is only available in certain layers, and only for authorized users. To experiment with 1map’s online editing functionality, the 1map Sandbox layers have been made available for all users.

  1. Ensure that the layer that you want to create in is active (The checkmark next to the layer name should be green).
  2. Enter Spatial Edit Mode by clicking on the button in the left vertical menu bar.
  1. Enter Spatial Edit Mode.
  2. Click on the “Add a Point” button.
  3. Click on the location where you want a point created.
  4. A window pops up. Complete the relevant attribute information fields, and click Save.
  5. Once you are finished editing, save your spatial edits by clicking on the “Save Changes” button. To discard your spatial edits, click on the “Cancel Spatial Edit Mode” button. This will exit spatial edit mode and discard all changes.
  1. Enter Spatial Edit Mode.
  2. Click on the “Add a Line” button.
  3. Draw the line by clicking to place nodes on the line. To end off the line, double click on the last node that you want to place.
  4. A window pops up. Complete the relevant attribute information fields, and click Save.
  5. Once you are finished editing, save your spatial edits by clicking on the “Save Changes” button. To discard your spatial edits, click on the “Cancel Spatial Edit Mode” button. This will exit spatial edit mode and discard all changes.
  1. Enter Spatial Edit Mode.
  2. Click on the “Add a Polygon” button.
  3. Draw a polygon by clicking to place nodes where the corners of the polygon are to be. Double click on the last node to complete the polygon.
  4. A window pops up. Complete the relevant attribute information fields, and click Save.
  5. Once you are finished editing, save your spatial edits by clicking on the “Save Changes” button. To discard your spatial edits, click on the “Cancel Spatial Edit Mode” button. This will exit spatial edit mode and discard all changes.
  1. Enter Spatial Edit Mode.
  2. Click on the Edit button, the one that looks like a pencil.
  3. To move a node, click and drag the node to where you want it.
  4. Once you are finished editing, save your spatial edits by clicking on the “Save Changes” button. To discard your spatial edits, click on the “Cancel Spatial Edit Mode” button. This will exit spatial edit mode and discard all changes.
  1. Enter Spatial Edit Mode.
  2. Click on the “Move Feature” button.
  3. Select the feature you want to move, and move by clicking and dragging the feature to the desired location.
  4. Once you are finished editing, save your spatial edits by clicking on the “Save Changes” button. To discard your spatial edits, click on the “Cancel Spatial Edit Mode” button. This will exit spatial edit mode and discard all changes.
  1. Enter Spatial Edit Mode.
  2. Click on the “Reshape/Rotate Feature” button.
  3. Select the feature that you wish to resize, rotate or reshape. A red outline box appears around the shape, with small yellow circles at the corners and side, and one large red circle on one of the corners.
  4. To resize or alter the overall shape of the feature, click and drag the small yellow circles.
  5. To rotate the feature, click and drag the larger red circle clockwise or anti-clockwise.
  6. Once you are finished editing, save your spatial edits by clicking on the “Save Changes” button. To discard your spatial edits, click on the “Cancel Spatial Edit Mode” button. This will exit spatial edit mode and discard all changes.
  1. Enter Spatial Edit Mode.
  2. Click on the “Delete Feature” button.
  3. Select the feature that you want to delete. A dialogue box pops up to ask you to confirm whether you want to delete the feature. Click “Yes” to delete the feature, or “No” to cancel.
  4. Once you are finished editing, save your spatial edits by clicking on the “Save Changes” button. To discard your spatial edits, click on the “Cancel Spatial Edit Mode” button. This will exit spatial edit mode and discard all changes.
  1. Ensure that the layer that you want to edit is active (The checkmark next to the layer name should be green).
  2. Click on the feature for which you want to edit attributes, and open the Active Layer attribute data window by clicking on the dropdown arrow or the Attribute Grid button.
  3. Click on the pencil in the Action field. This opens up the attribute grid, and allows you to edit attributes. Click save when you are finished.
  4. Editable attributes are indicated by a small pencil in the attribute field. Attributes can also be edited by clicking on this pencil and changing the value directly in the field.

Use this when correcting street name data, where you want to assign certain attribute information to multiple features.

  1. Ensure that the layer that you want to edit is active (The checkmark next to the layer name should be green).
  2. Select the feature that’s attribute data you want to copy to other features. Press ALT+G on your keyboard to “Get” the attribute data or click the Copy button at the bottom of the map window.
  3. Select the feature(s) for which you wish to update the attribute data, and press ALT+R to “Replace” the attribute data or click the Paste button at the bottom of the map window.
  4. Pro Tip: Select multiple items by holding down CTRL  on your keyboard while selecting, or perform a radial select by holding down the CTRL  button on your keyboard and clicking and dragging a circle radius on your screen.

  1. Ensure that the layer that you want to edit is active (The checkmark next to the layer name should be green).
  2. Click on the feature for which you want to edit attributes, and open the Active Layer attribute data window by clicking on the dropdown arrow or the Attribute Grid button.
  3. Click on the Clock in the Action field. This opens up a window detailing all changes made to the feature, the user who makes the change, the date, and the ability to roll back changes to a certain version.
  4. Roll-back by clicking on the revolving arrows next to the record version.

Attachments

Users can attach multi-media attachments such as documents and images to their spatial objects, and manage them in the GIS.

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