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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, 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 licenses contact support@vistadatavision.com

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

If Auto Bonds are selected it automatically select the zoom and center of the map. It is possible to manually choose the setup by removing 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 in the projection name, for example, 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

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 burst project, the project will open up in a popup box when the marker is clicked.

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 which will be 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 projection and the Unit along with 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 Dropdown list. 

Give the Dashboard a name (if you wish you change from the one currently assigned to it)

Select an existing Dashboard from the drop-down list.

Choose Icon for the Dashboard.

Click Add/Remove to add it to the GIS map

Displacement Graph

Select Displacement Graph from the Dropdown list.

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

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

Chose Icon for the displacement graph marker.

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

Real Time Display

Select RTD from the Drop-down list.

Give the RTD a name (if you wish you change from the one currently assigned to it)

Select an existing RTD from the drop-down menu.

Chose Icon for the RTD marker.

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

Dynamic Markers

Markers on GIS maps can be either manually assigned or os called dynamic markers, dynamic markers have variables that are assigned 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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