Thursday, June 28, 2018

Easy Public Web Maps

Many conservation organizations have or would like an interactive map of their properties on their website. Usually creating and maintaining such a map requires a lot of time and technical expertise. Since all of the data that you'd likely want on such a map is already in LANDSCAPE, wouldn't it be great if LANDSCAPE could generate that map and keep it updated for you? It can!

There is now a Public Map section under Settings. From there you can create an HTML widget that you add to your website that will display a map right from the data in LANDSCAPE. You can choose which properties get displayed and can control their styling and popup window content.

The beauty is that there is no longer anything you need to do to add newly protected properties to your map - just complete them in LANDSCAPE and it happens automatically.

Here's a Knowledge Base article that explains the settings.

I hope some of you find it useful.

1 comment:

  1. This could be useful. We already have a similar map on our website. Being able to update that map from our stewardship data would be great. The only problem is that we don't always want to publicize the boundaries of all the properties, we prefer with some properties to respond to requests for that information one on one. One option for your current configuration would be to set opacity for the polygon to 0% but the marker still disappears when zooming in to a reasonable scale. It would be nice to be able to have an option of place-marker only in the map generation.