Introducing TileDriver Visualize

Overview

TileDriver Visualize is where you view and analyze geospatial data and imagery that you upload to and manage from TileDriver Manage. Here's what it looks like:

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The sidebar on the left is where you access all of the features that Visualize provides. Here's a look at the various sections:

This is the Toolbox. It provides access to different areas of functionality in Visualize (like switching basemaps or selecting layers to view).

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This is the Layers pane. You'll probably spend most of your time working with data layers listed here.

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You can sort, search and filter available data layers using the Search bar shown below.

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Let's look at each of these areas in depth.

Toolbox

The far-left side of the sidebar contains the Toolbox. Here's a quick rundown of the buttons.

Toolbox Description
toolbox Layers
This is where you can select which data layers to view, plus alter the way some layers display.
toolbox Basemaps
You can select which basemap to use to provide context to your data layers. See the basemaps documentation for more info.
toolbox Profile
You can view your TileDriver profile information and link over to TileDriver Manage to make changes if you wish.
toolbox Sign Out
This button logs you out of TileDriver Visualize.

When you log in to TileDriver, the first item on the Toolbox (Layers) will be highlighted.

Layers

The Layers part of the sidebar lists the data layers you have uploaded into TileDriver Manage. You will see the name of the layer, a thumbnail image representing the type of layer, and a switch that allows you to display the layer on the map.

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Once you've turned on a layer for display, in addition to seeing the layer on the map you will see some additional tools available:

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The switch is now in the "on" position. You can turn it off, which will remove the layer from the map. The airplane icon will change the map view to be zoomed in to wherever in the world the layer exists. The gear icon presents a drop-down menu where you can get more information about the layer, change the way it displays, and download the layer file if one exists.

NOTE: TileDriver Basic accounts do not have the download option.

Finally, the slider allows you to change the opacity of the layer as its displayed on the map.

To learn more about uploading and managing data layers in TileDriver Manage, go to the layers management documentation. If you want to learn more about visualizing layers in TileDriver Visualize, check out the visualizing data layers documentation.

Basemaps

The Basemaps part of the sidebar lists the basemaps you have access to. Clicking the radio button next to the name of the basemap activates it.

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Profile

The Profile part of the sidebar displays your TileDriver profile information along with a button to allow you to edit your info.

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The search bar really comes in handy when you have many layers set up. TileDriver gives you lots of ways to sort and filter data layers. Here's what the search bar looks like:

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Searching for layers

The first field on the search bar provides a way to search for layers:

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As you type in this box, the layers list will automatically filter out layers that don't match your search term.

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Sorting layers

The next button provides a way to sort layers in the list:

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The default sort order is by date, from oldest to newest. You can alternatively sort by layer name, or the reverse of either option.

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Groups and categories

If you have set up groups or categories in TileDriver Manage, these will be available via the next button:

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Select a group from the list to filter by that group. You can also check the box next to which layer categories you want in the list.

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Date filter

Finally, you can filter the list of layers by date range:

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Click the date filter button and enter the range of dates to search within.

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