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Main Page

The main features of the GAP Map are indicated in Figure 1. To be able to upload your own data and set up models you will need to Register or Login (1).

In case you require any help on the site you can always click Help in the top bar which will direct you to the Help page where all parts of the site are explained.

When you click on the Toolbar (3), the different features of the site appear (see inset in Figure 1). The different sections are explained in detail on the following sites: Public Layers, Private Layers (or My layers), Statistical Analysis, Manage Communities, Manage your Account, Print Map.

The box Map Layers (4) will always show you all layers you have currently selected. You can change opacity and view the legend here. Layers (5) provides you an overview of all available layers.

In the lower right corner (6) you find the zoom function as well as the Info Cursor which lets you identify the data of a certain pixel.

Clicking Question.png anywhere on the page will always direct you to the corresponding Help site.

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Register

You can add a new account with your email address. Make sure to read the 'Legal notice and disclaimer' before you click on Register.

Map Layers Panel

The Map Layers panel lists all layers that have been added to the map previously. By right-clicking on the layers you can rearrange layers, remove layers and zoom to the extent of a certain layer (Figure 2)

Figure 2: Map Layers panel collapsed (left), Map Layers panel expanded (center) and Tools (right). File:MapLayers.JPG File:MapLayersTools.PNG File:MapLayerTools.PNG

Data public.png GAP Database

Here all available GAP Layers (categorized based on geology, climate, soil, etc) are listed as depicted in Figure 3.

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Table 1: Data Types
Data Type Icon
Coverage Raster.png
Polygon Polygon.png
Point Bullet blue.png

To add a layer to the map, double click on the layer name. To see the layer Information (source and description), press Info.png next to the layer.

Data private.png Private Data

The window My Layers shows all layers uploaded by the user. Additionally it includes functions to add, remove, share, visualize and manipulate the symbology of layers.

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Add Layer (upload layer)

Provides functions (tools) for uploading spatial layers (data). Click here to get to the site describing all necessary details.

Remove Layer

To remove a layer, select it in the table and click Remove.

Share Layer

Provides tools to share/un-share a layer publicly and/or with an individual user or a community. Click here to get to the site describing all necessary details.

Visualize Layer

To visualize a layer (add layer to map) either double click on the layer name in the table, or select layer in the table and click Visualize.

Layer Symbology (style)

Provides functions (tools) for changing the layer symbology. Click here to get to the site describing all necessary details.

Sum.png Statistical Modelling

Provides tools/functions for developing a statistical model and generate probability maps. Click here to get to the sites describing all necessary details.

Users relation.png Community Data

The Community window lists all communities of which the user is a member. The layers are categorized by community names. Clicking Create will open a window where you can initiate a new community. Selecting one community and clicking Remove will remove the community. This is only possible if you have administrator rights. You can see the details on user rights by clicking Details and if you have administrator rights change details by clicking Edit. When you click Layers a separate window will open that lists all communities you are part of and the respective layers that are accesible to this community. You can such a layer to the map by double clicking on the layer name.

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User monitor.png Manage your Account

This site first has to be finished!

Print.png Print Map

This function first has to be finished with openstreetmaps!

Question.png Help

To get help througout the site press Question.png.