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A tool tailored to configure simplified and secured live telemetry maps from your full data sets.
Configured maps are available in form of a link or in form of short HTML code which can be simply added to your web presentation or published on Facebook.
Map output can be created:
  • on top of single organization data
  • on top of "project" (i.e. accross more complex data ownership structure)
Map editor with a live preview is used to configure the map
Publish map configuration groups.JPG
Two map modes can be configured:
  • map showing the simplified Tracks
  • map showing the Last positions only
For the mode of "Tracks" an Animation can be anabled
The map configuration includes:
  • animal selection
  • language localisations (alternative language variants)
  • map mode (tracks vs. last position), grouping options, ordering, data filtering (e.g. track simplified to one position a day)
  • security features (security delay, zoom restriction, position "rounding")
  • presentation and visualization presets (a default map selection, icon/track styles, choice of icons, logos with links, foto gallery, animation enabling)

Creating and managing your public maps

Public maps can be created using telemetry data owned by the Customer/Organization or data attached to a particular Project with a more complex ownership structure.
Because of this the map creation and managing functionality is accessible in two distinct places in Anitra
Depending on the context the Customer or Project admins respectively can manage (create, edit, remove) particular Organization or Project maps
In both locations, the list of existing published maps is shown with the following properties and options available
  • create new map using the "Add map" button
  • modify existing map using the "EDIT" button.
    Note editing of the map definition later on does not affect the actual URL/HTML of it. Any changes apply to the existing map definition are reflected into all the online instances right away.
  • remove existing map using the "DELETE" button.
    Note that once removed any previously published map references will stop working ! Make sure you maintain control over where your links were previously used.
    Publish map projects maplist.JPG
The map list shows the URL links and HTML code strings ready to be used for map publication
  • URL links: for quick link sharing and opening the map in browser or e.g. posting it to your Facebook presentation
  • HTML code: a code ready to be easily embedded into your WEB page or in particular formatted online articles
You can switch between existing language variants (if you defined those in map configuration - see below) and pick the link variant which suits your publication best. Note the distinct URL/HTML while switching "LANGUAGE".
  • URL for particular language variant (e.g. "Spanish"): to be used in language variant of your website (e.g. Spanish page)
  • "CHOICE": a map with the language switching control in legend - the public map will show language swithing control in legend (the flag symbol)
    Publish map languageSwitchingx.jpg

Editing map definition

Map editing screen contains these main components:
  • map filter (top left, red)
  • map definition panel (left, yellow)
  • interactive preview of the final map (right, green)
    Publish map layout.JPG
In the map filter a selection of Animals can be done using a simplified filter functionality
Publish map filter.jpg
Note that any time you modify the filter the whole map definition is saved and preview reloaded

The map definition itself covers these areas/steps:
  • Name and Description
    • Name and Description are visible in the "map legend" (top left corner of the final map)
      Note the "Name" from the default language also defines the map name (shown top left in map definition and used in the list of maps)
    • a basic text formatting available (italics, bold, underline, and link)
  • Language options
    • the language specified first is consider to be a "default"
    • you can add and define more language versions of your map using "Add language" button
    • Note more alternative map links are generated (swithing language in the list of maps) - also mentioned in the the mep creation section above
      Publish map nameDescr.jpg
  • Visibility settings: this section defines the structure and the look of the final map.
    • The "mode" setting represented by the "Tracks"/"Last positions" switch modifies available settings down in the section.
      • "Tracks" (mode) - a simplified track or animation of it is shown in the final map
      • "Last Positions" (mode) - only last positions are shown
    • The "Group by" setting: adds an extra hierarchy structure to the data displayed
      • in the "Tracks" mode the hierarcy is applied only in the map legend

  • Selection of titles to the legend (Tracking based settings)
    • You can select whether to use “TO name” and/or “TO code”
    • It is possible to define a color for each Tracking/Animal

Some more general remarks:
modifying - refresh not saved

  • Security settings
    • GPS rounding level
    • Maximum zoom
    • Option to enable/disable photo gallery
  • Logos
    • Possibility of uploading logos, including a click through to the organization's website
  • On the screen "Edit"
    • Adjusting settings on the left
    • On the right, a preview of the final iframe form is displayed dynamically
    • All changes can then be saved by clicking on the button "Save changes"

Other functions of the final iframe

  • Fullscreen
  • Option to turn on / off only selected trackings in the legend
    • The selection in the legend also filters the enabled photo gallery
    • Browser remembers your tracking selection
  • The legend also shows species, age, and gender
  • The legend shows the icon for the death of an individual (if the date of death is filled) and after the mouse movement, the reason for the death (from the field "Mortality reason" - if it is filled in)

Sample published maps

these sample maps are showing some of the features