Halloween’s coming up! Many of you are preparing to pass out treats to kids, friends and coworkers. We in Ruekert & Mielke’s GIS department just couldn’t wait until Oct 31–we’re dishing out some delicious new features today you can find in your HTML5 map.(If you don’t yet have an HTML5 map or don’t know what we’re talking about, reach out and we’ll talk you through it.)
Selecting any identify tools on the first tab will open a new extension with additional menu items (shown in the darker box). These are the new features available. This week, we’ll talk a little bit about Buffering.
Imagine that you’re planning on doing road work and want a list of utilities underneath. By choosing the Line Identify tool and clicking the “Enable Buffering” menu item we can get a Buffer Options panel to show up.
For this example, I’ve decided that we want to see all utilities within 50 feet of the street centerline, so I input that into the Buffer Options.
After turning on the utilities to identify, we can trace the centerline of road using the previously selected Line Identify tool.
The shaded red shape shows that the 50 foot buffer area resulting from using the Line Identify tool. Everything inside the area is identified on the left in the “Identify Results” pane.
The identified data can then be exported to XLSX or CSV and opened in Excel using the button on the upper-right of “Identify Results.”
Stay tuned for the following weeks as we showcase more functionality that’s been added to your HTML5 viewer.