The views panel allows you to create and manage your Views.
Views are ways of saving planning scenarios for easy recall and presentation. In addition to saving the visibility status of each Layer, views record the location and display settings of the current viewport, allowing you to greatly customise the appearance of each scenario.
Views can can be set to Internal or External. Internal views are only visible to fellow planners with edit or administrator permissions. External views are also visible to anyone using Podaris:Engage. In this way, views can be used to present scenarios to a wider stakeholder group.
When creating Comments, they are posted to a specific view, so that the context they are referring to can be clearly understood. Views with comments on them are indicated by the presence of a Comment icon next to the view title, along with the number of comments in the view.
The base view is a special type of view which every project has. It always shows all layers, and is always zoomed to the full extent of the project.
- Create a new view by clicking New. This will save the current layer-state, map style, location, and display settings.
- Single-click on a view to make it active.
- Double-click a view or click on the Gear icon to change its External / Internal settings.
- To update a view to a new configuration, select its checkbox, and then click on the menu in the upper-right and choose Update to current display settings. This will override the saved view with whatever you currently see on the screen.
- The number of comments for each each view is indicated in an icon next to its title. Click on this icon to be taken directly to the comments for the view.
- Views are presented as tabs in Podaris:Engage. The order of these tabs can be changed by dragging and dropping the views in the view panel.
Isochrones are a powerful way to convey spatial accessibility. You can pin an isochrone to a view using the Isochrone pinning function. This makes the isochrone visible to stakeholders using Podaris:Engage, and also allows isochrones to be captured by Snapshots. Views with isochrones next to them are indicated by the presnence of the "Isochrone man" icon next to the view title.
You can download a high-resolution snapshot of a view by clicking the Snapshot icon alongside the view. This feature requires a Paid account.