Views panel

Views panel

The views panel allows you to create and manage your Views.

Understanding 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 be made available to either Editors or Viewers. Views made available to Editors are only visible to project collaborators with edit or administrator permissions. Views set as available to Viewers 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.

Managing Views

  • 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 whether the view is available to Editors or Viewers.
  • 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 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.

Pinned isochrones

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 presence of the "Isochrone man" icon next to the view title.


Snapshot button

You can download a high-resolution snapshot of a view by clicking the Snapshot icon alongside the view. This feature requires a Paid account.

Embedding Views

You can embed views within your website. In order to do this, both your project and the view will need to be public.

  1. Click the Gear icon next to the view that you wish to embed. View Settings
  2. Name your view and make it available to 'Viewers' Update a View
  3. Controls can be enabled on your embedded view by appending ?showControls=true to the URL.
  4. Copy the automatically generated HTML code to use it within a webpage.

    Below is a live example of an embedded view with controls enabled.

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