Geospatial Portal - Consumer is a simplified, lightweight, and easy-to-use Web client application, providing fundamental functionalities for users consuming geospatial data. It provides the functions for viewing predefined maps and searching for geographical points of interest.
Workflows presented in this article will help you to familiarize yourself with the key functionalities of Geospatial Portal - Consumer.
To run fully working Geospatial Portal - Consumer demo open a Web browser and go to http://demo.hexagongeospatial.com/consumerportal/
The entire Web application screen is essentially a map window. All available tools have been simplified to make work with the map data easy, comfortable, and intuitive.
Let's start the review of key functionalities!
Map compositions are predefined by the administrator of the Geospatial Portal - Consumer. Predefined map compositions allow users to quickly display prepared geospatial datasets.
To navigate the map, move the mouse cursor with the left mouse button pressed.To zoom in or zoom out, use the mouse scroll button or click the (+) and (-) buttons located in the bottom-left corner of the map window. You can also zoom in by rectangle by pressing the SHIFT key and drawing a rectangle on the map with the left mouse button being pressed.
To manage layers:
Measurement is one of the basic functionalities in Geospatial Portal - Consumer. To perform measurements on the map use the commands on the Measurements panel. You can measure distances and areas on the map, as well as obtain geographic coordinates of any given point.
The measurement results are displayed in the Measurements (right) panel.
The Geospatial Portal - Consumer gives you the ability to search for geographical objects from defined search sources (defined by the administrator).
Geospatial Portal - Consumer can easily display not only maps in raster format (served by WMS, WMTS services or Open Street Map tiles) but also vector map data (WFS, WMPS) which are often large datasets. The Rome map on the Geospatial Portal - Consumer demo is a good example of a map composition containing a large set of vector data.
The Geospatial Portal - Consumer demo (http://demo.hexagongeospatial.com/consumerportal) is a fully-working instance, feel free to explore and use all of the commands and features available.
Attributes, parameters, used services and screenshots shown in this document may vary slightly from those displayed on the running demo server.