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Configure GIS

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Create a new GIS

To set up a new GIS map, open the left-hand side menu in VDV and navigate to Setup -> GIS.

Click on the icon in the top right corner to add a new GIS.

Each GIS map needs a license that is downloaded through the store. For information regarding licensing, please get in touch with vdv-sales@bentley.com.

Give the GIS map a name, choose an Installed License, and select the owner.

If Auto Bonds are selected, it automatically zooms and centers the map. For manual setup, uncheck the checkbox.

Projection

Add a custom projection to a GIS map in the GIS setup. Use project-specific projections for all coordinates in the GIS setup.

To find a specific project configuration for VDV, use the http://epsg.io/ website. Enter the projection name (e.g., UTM Zone 15N (NAD83)), and look at the result set. Select the listing matching the projection: http://epsg.io/26915

At the bottom of the page under Export, select the PROJ.4 option and use the Definition string in the VDV GIS setup:

+proj=utm +zone=15 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs

It is also possible to include grid shifting in the projection configuration.

Grid shifting can be enabled by adding the following parameter at the end of the projection configuration:

+nadgrids=ntv2

Currently, only the NTv2 grid shift is supported.

Add Markers

Click on the Marker icon and create a new Marker. There are a few different options available.

Prism: Link directly to Prism data; the marker will display as the vector sum of the Prism.

Burst Data: Link directly to a burst project; the project will open when the marker is clicked in a popup box.

Variable: Create a Marker with 1 or more variables; they will be displayed as a graph when clicked on.

Dashboard: Link to a Dashboard; the Dashboard will open in a popup box when Marker is clicked.

Displacement Graph: Link to a Displacement graph; the Graph will open in a popup box when Marker is clicked.

Real Time Display: Link to a Real Time Display; the RTD will open in a popup box when Marker is clicked.

Webcam: Link to a webcam, displayed in a popup box when Marker is clicked.

Import: Mass import markers to the GIS.

Prism

Under Marker, select Prism from the drop-down list.

Click Select to get a list of all Prisms in the VDV system (the name will automatically be used as the GIS marker but can be manually changed after the Prism is selected).

Chose an Icon for the Prism.

Click Add/Remove to Add the Prism manually to the GIS map.

It is also possible to Auto place the Prism on the map. If this option is selected, VDV will automatically place the Prism on the map according to the information in the data.

Burst Data

Under Marker, select Burst Data from the drop-down list.

Give the Marker a name, select the Project, the Unit, and the Default Page to display when the marker is selected.

Chose an Icon for the Burst Data.

Click Add/Remove to Add Burst Data to the GIS map.

Variable

Under Markers, select Variable in the drop-down menu.

Click the Icon to choose the icon for the Marker.

Click the + icon to add a Variable to the GIS map. 

Click Add and click on the map to place the Marker.

Dashboard

Select the Dashboard to use from the drop-down list. 

Give the Dashboard a name (if you wish, change from the one currently assigned).

Select an existing Dashboard from the drop-down list.

Choose an Icon for the Dashboard.

Click Add/Remove to add it to the GIS map.

Displacement Graph

Select Displacement Graph from the drop-down list.

Give the Displacement graph a name (if you wish, change from the one currently assigned)

Select an existing Displacement graph from the drop-down list.

Chose an Icon for the displacement graph marker.

Click Add/Remove to add or remove it to the GIS map (or click on the pin to make it a dynamic marker)

Real Time Display

Select RTD from the drop-down list.

Give the RTD a name (if you wish, change from the one currently assigned).

Select an existing RTD from the drop-down menu.

Chose an Icon for the RTD marker.

Click Add/Remove to add or remove it to the GIS map (or click on the pin to make it a dynamic marker).

Dynamic Markers

Markers on GIS maps can be either manually assigned or so-called dynamic markers. Dynamic markers have variables that are designated as lat/long variables.

The Lat/long variables are imported as data files under Data Source File Import.

Click on the pin icon to assign fixed or dynamic markers from a variable.

Click select Variable to open up the same Variable selector users are familiar with throughout VDV.

Layers

Open the layers menu furthest to the right and click  to add a new layer.

  • Start by choosing the layer file.
  • Choose Border Color, Border Width, and Style.
  • Background can be Solid or Scale. 
    • With Scale, the layer can have different background colors depending on Layer information values.
  • Choose Background Color and Opacity (transparency).

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