Exploring Maps

From the Explore Maps link of the navigation bar you can reach the Maps List page (see Maps). Select a map you are interested in and click on it, the Map Page will open.

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The View Map button

Click on the View Map button to open the Map Viewer.

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The Map View

The Map Viewer (based on MapStore) provides the following tools:

  • the Table of Contents (TOC) to manage the map contents;
  • the Basemap Switcher to change the basemap (see the next paragraphs);
  • the Search Bar to search by location, name and coordinates (see the paragraph below);
  • the Options Menu Tools which contains the link to the Print tool, to the layers Catalog and to the Measure tool;
  • the Sidebar and its tools such as the Zoom tools and the Get Features Info tool;
  • the Footer Tools to manage the scale of the map, to track the mouse coordinates and change the CRS (Coordinates Reference System).

Basemap Switcher

By default, GeoNode allows to enrich maps with many world backgrounds:

  • OpenStreetMap
  • OpenTopoMap
  • Sentinel-2-cloudless
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The Basemap Switcher Tool

You can also decide to have an Empty Background.

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Switching the Basemap