USER’S GUIDE

FOR THE EGTC-DATA BANK

  • NAVIGATION ON THE MAP

    In order to move in the map, press and hold down the left mouse button and move the cursor, similarly to the drag-and-drop method. To end the movement, let go of the left mouse button. After clicking on the map, you can move on the map view with the cursor (arrow) keys.

    To zoom and zoom out, you can use the + (zoom) or (zoom out) buttons at the upper left corner of the map, or move the scroll wheel forward (zoom) or backward (zoom out).

  • SIDEBAR

    The sidebar on the right side of the map contains the functions related to the mapping application. By clicking the arrow at the top of the icon bar, the sidebar can be minimized, collapsed, or opened when it is already collapsed. In the sidebar, you can click on the name and icon of the function you want to open.

  • DATA BANK

    A function enabling the loading and examining of the thematic map layers.

    1. Click on the ‘Select an indicator’ button and choose the indicator you are interested in from the list.
    2. If the ‘Select a territorial level’ button appears, click on it and choose the territorial level you are interested in from the list.

    The thematic layer appears on the map, and if data for the selected indicator is available for several dates at the selected territorial level, a time slider will appear below the map. In the Data bank menu, an EGTC selection button appears and if the layer has alphanumeric descriptive data, an Attribute table button appears as well.

  • TIME SLIDER

    On the time slider, you can switch between the displayed dates by moving the button. Both the map and the attribute table (if it is visible) will highlight the data corresponding to the selected date.  You can also use the icons next to the time slider to scroll between times (first, previous, next, last). You can scroll through the dates automatically by clicking the play button. If the repeat button is active, when the animation reaches the last year, it will go back to the first year and starts playing from the beginning. You can stop the animation by clicking any button.

  • SELECTING AN EGTC

    You can select EGTCs by selecting the EGTCs you are interested in from the list after clicking the ‘Select an EGTC’ button. Click ‘Filter EGTCs’ button at the top of the list to shorten the list by typing a few characters from the name of the EGTC you are looking for.

    The map puts the selected EGTCs in the centre of the view and displays their boundaries, and a partially transparent, grey layer mask covers the areas outside the EGTCs in order to easily identify the EGTCs that interest you. The names of the selected EGTCs will appear in the sidebar, in the information menu as well.

    You can select EGTCs by selecting the EGTCs you are interested in from the list after clicking the ‘Select an EGTC’ button. Click ‘Filter EGTCs’ button at the top of the list to shorten the list by typing a few characters from the name of the EGTC you are looking for.

    The map puts the selected EGTCs in the centre of the view and displays their boundaries, and a partially transparent, grey layer mask covers the areas outside the EGTCs in order to easily identify the EGTCs that interest you. The names of the selected EGTCs will appear in the sidebar, in the information menu as well.

    If you navigate to another area on the map, you can quickly return to the view showing the EGTCs by clicking the ‘Zoom in on the selected items‘ button.

    If you want to decrease the number of selected EGTCs

    • you can uncheck the box in the list of EGTCs,
    • you can click of the name of the EGTC you want to remove in the list of selected EGTCs
    • or click on the ‘Remove selection‘ button, in which case none of the EGTCs will remain selected.

    The text will also be unselected if you switch to a different menu option.

  • ATTRIBUTE TABLE

    After displaying the thematic layer, the table containing the values of the selected indicator, broken down by the selected territorial unit, will appear by clicking the Attribute table icon. The rows of the table show the territorial units, the columns of the table show the different dates, and the cells show the values of the selected indicator for the given territorial unit at a given time.

    Out of the columns, the active year on the time slider is always highlighted.

    The table can be arranged in a row by clicking on the column headers. An icon next to the column header and a blue bar below the column indicates the orderliness.

    In the input field below the column headers, you can filter based on the contents of the column. As a result of the filter, the table will only show the rows in which the values in the filter column contain the search phrase.

  • Legend

    The legend contains the signal keys of the map layers on the map in the same order as the layers appear on the map. The type of icon before the name of the map layer refers to the dimension of the geometries in the layer. For surface-type (2D) geometries, a square, for line-type (1D) geometries, a horizontal section, and for point-like (0D) geometries, a dot appears in the key to used signs.

    If the layer is categorized based on the linked alphanumeric data (e.g. thematic layers), an icon indicating a tree structure will appear in front of the name of the layer and the categories will be listed below the name of the layer.

  • LAYER MANAGER

    The layer manager enables you to change and manage the visibility and some other properties of the map layers. With the two icons at the top of the layer manager, you can turn on the visibility of all layers simultaneously (icon: + sign next to the eye) or you can turn them off (icon: – sign next to the eye).

    With the icon before the name of the layer, resembling an eye, you can turn the visibility of the given layer on and off. By clicking the arrow icon next to the name of the layer, the second icon bar can be shown or hidden.

    The icon resembling a half-filled, half-empty circle displays the slide controlling the transparency of the layer, and you can change the transparency degree of the layer on the slide by moving the button.

    The icon with the + sign in the magnifying glass displays a map view including all the geometries of the layer.

    By clicking the data sheet icon (if it is active), the browser will navigate to the data sheet related to the given layer.

  • BASE MAP

    It enables the change of the global base map layer helping navigation. Clicking on the icon or name of the selected base map changes the base map below the map layers and a base map in the style of the icon emerges instead.

  • INFORMATION TOOL

    The function enabling information retrieval relevant to EGTCs. You can select EGTCs by selecting the EGTCs you are interested in from the list after clicking on the map or clicking the ‘Select an EGTC’ button, or you can combine the two methods above in any way. Click ‘Filter EGTCs’ button at the top of the list to shorten the list by typing a few characters from the name of the EGTC you are looking for.

    The map puts the selected EGTCs in the centre of the view, and a partially transparent, grey layer mask covers the areas outside the EGTCs in order to easily identify the EGTCs that interest you. The names of the selected EGTCs will appear in the sidebar, in the information menu as well.

    If you navigate to another area on the map, you can quickly return to the view showing the EGTCs by clicking the ‘Zoom in on the selected items‘ button.

    If you want to decrease the number of selected EGTCs

    • you can click on the map on the EGTC you want to remove,
    • you can uncheck the box in the list of EGTCs,
    • you can click of the name of the EGTC you want to remove in the list of selected EGTCs
    • or click on the ‘Remove selection‘ button, in which case none of the EGTCs will remain selected.

    The text will also be unselected if you switch to a different menu option.

    You can view the information of the selected EGTCs on the information cards by scrolling down the sidebar. Each EGTC is on a separate card.

    You can also view the data of the selected EGTCs in a table layout by clicking on the table icon.

    1. Select the map item you want to search for and click on the corresponding button.
    2. Start typing the name of the searched item into the input field.
    3. When typing, search suggestions similar will automatically appear that are similar to the already typed in phrase. If the search suggestions include the phrase you are looking for, click on it and it will appear in the input field.
    4. To start running a search, click Enter or click the ‘Search‘ button.
    5. If an item matching the search phrase is found in our database, the map view puts the selected EGTCs in the centre and its surroundings are covered by a partially transparent, grey layer mask. No layer mask will appear when searching for titles.

    When searching for a title, more than one title might match the search item. This case will be indicated by the search engine. Please clarify the search phrase to improve search results.

    The layer mask can be removed by clicking the ‘Remove selection‘ button.

    The text will also be unselected if you switch to a different menu option.

  • MAP EXPORT

    In order to export the crop from the map view

    • choose the suitable paper size and orientation by clicking the ‘Select layout’ button,
    • select the output format by clicking the ‘Select format’ button,
    • if you want to give a title to the map, enter the title of the map in the ‘Enter the title of the map’ input field below the button,
    • and click on the ‘Print’ button!

    Printing takes a little time. When the exported file is ready, it will appear under the ‘Printing’ button, at the top of the list. By clicking the name of the exported file, you can download the outcome of the exportation onto your computer.