Overview
  • 04 Jan 2024
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Logging In

When you login to MetroMap, you will get the login screen:

  1. Enter your username or email1
  2. Enter your password2
  3. Click LOGIN
    Login1

1 This is the username you have received in the E-mail from us.
2 If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it here by following the instructions from Forgot Password? link on the screen.


MetroMap Browser 2D Interface

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The MetroMap Browser 2D Interface is constructed by the following elements:

  1. Menu
  2. Tool Bar
  3. Date Slider
  4. Navigation

1. Menu

IconsToolDescriptions
search-btnSearchThe Search button toggles the Search bar which allows for location searching via either address or coordinates.
 download-btnDownloadThe Download button allows you to download imagery data through your browser for offline usage.
clipit-btnClip it!The Clip it! tool allows you to download larger, full resolution imagery, for offline usage. You will receive a link to download the imagery via email.
swipe-btnSwipeThe Swipe button allows you to compare two different datasets at the same time but swiping between them.
layers-btnLayersThe Layers button opens the menu that allows you to manage your vector data layers.
3d-btn3D ViewToggle the 3D Viewer Interface
tutorials-btnDocumentationThe Documentation button brings you into our documentation site, containing explanations and guides for all aspects of MetroMap.
preference-btnMap PreferencesThe Map Preferences button allows the configuration of map settings.
logout-btnLogoutThe Logout button logs you out.

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2. Tool Bar

IconsDescriptions
image.pngLineStringThe LineString tool allows the user to create and accurately measure a line. Once selected left clicking creates new points and double clicking finishes the line. You can then export the line as a KML file. Video demonstration.
image.pngPolygonThe Polygon tool allows users to accurately calculate areas using polygon shapes. Once selected left clicking creates new points and double clicking finishes the area. You can then export the area as a KML file. Video demonstration.
circle.pngCircleFor Enterprise Plans: The Circle tool allows users to create and calculate circular areas with a circle shape. Left-clicking first places the centre-point and a second click places a point of the outer ring with the straight-line distance between being the radius of the circle. Information available includes circle area, radius, and circumference. After saving, you can export the area as a KML file.
marker_btn2MarkerThe Marker tool allows users to pin point a location and get its coordinates. Once selected left clicking creates new marker on the map. You can then export the marker as a KML file.
label_largeText LabelThe Text Label tool allows users to add a text label onto the map.
image.pngScreenshotThe Screenshot tool allows the user to download a georeferenced or non-georeferenced JPG screen shot of the current view. Video demonstration.
image.pngToggle RoadsThe Toggle Roads button toggles the display of roads. Video demonstration.
image.pngToggle ImageryThe Toggle Imagery button allows you to toggle MetroMap Imagery on and off. Video demonstration.
bounds_tool_buttonToggle BoundsThe Toggle Bounds button allows you to toggle MetroMap Bounds on and off. Video demonstration.
image.pngAdjust ColourThe Adjust Colour Button allows you to change the colour, contrast, or sharpening amounts as desired. Video demonstration.

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3. Date Slider

Metromap shows the Australia Latest Layer by default. The current imagery’s date is shown at the bottom right.

LatestLayer_DateSlider2.png

When you move your mouse cursor, the text updates to the latest capture date of the area under your cursor.

To turn off the latest layer, click the "Latest Layer" button and select another date. When the latest layer is off, you'll see the date slider.

The Date Slider allows you to select different imagery for the current location.

You can change the date by :

  • Dragging the green slider horizontally.
  • Clicking the left or right arrows.
  • Clicking the displayed date in the list.

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A black line indicates high resolution imagery captured by Aerometrex.
A red line indicates the imagery on that date is a near infrared layer (NIR).
A blue line indicates the imagery was captured by Eagleview.

MetroMap will only show a single map at a time

Apart from dragging the slider, you can also select the date from the drop list. Simply click the displayed date you will be presented with a dropdown box listing all available dates for the current area.

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4. Navigation

IconsDescriptions
image.pngStreet ViewThe Street view button can be dragged onto a street to display the Google Street View of that location. Video demonstration.
image.pngimage.pngZoom In
Zoom Out
The Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons allow the user to view a specific zoom layer, from an entire city to a single building.
image.pngNorth ArrowThe North Arrow can be dragged to rotate and shift the perspective of the imagery. The perspective can also be rotated by holding right click and dragging the mouse. If you want to reset back to the default simply click the button.

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