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Consumer Portal - Demo Instructions

by Technical Evangelist on ‎03-23-2020 05:16 AM (157 Views)


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.


How to start?

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!


Predefined map compositions

Map compositions are predefined by the administrator of the Geospatial Portal - Consumer. Predefined map compositions allow users to quickly display prepared geospatial datasets.


  1. Click on the map composition button CompositionsBTN.png (located at the top left window corner).
  2. The Map Compositions sidebar opens.
  3. Click on the selected map composition. The selected composition will be displayed immediately.
  4. 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.



Layer properties


You can:

  • change the layer order
  • turn on/off the display of a layer
  • set the layer transparency

To manage layers:

  1. Click the Layers button LayersBTN.png
  2. Change the layer transparency, click the layerTransparencyBTN.pngbutton. The transparency slider is displayed under the selected layer, which allows you to set the desired transparency for the selected layer. 
  3. Click the TurnOnLayerBTN.pngbutton to turn on the display of the selected layer. Click the TurnOffLayerBTN.pngbutton to turn off the display of the selected layer. The entry for layers that are not currently displayed is greyed out.
  4. Drag the selected layer entry on the Layers sidebar and drop on the new position. The layer order will be changed.





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).

  1. Click the magnifying glass button searchBTN.png. The search field is shown: searchField.png .
  2. Start typing the name of an object(s) you are looking for. For example type “Hotel”
  3. The list of objects that match your search criteria will be displayed, and pins showing the locations for all found objects are displayed on the map.search.png
  4. Click on the selected entry, and the map view will be centred on the selected object.


Vector Data Display & Feature Info

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. 


  1. Display Rome (default) map composition.
  2. The Buildings (vector) layer and the Open Street Map base layer are displayed.
  3. Move a mouse over Buildings layer to see the highlight of the selected vector objects.
  4. Pause a mouse on a selected vector feature to see a tooltip showing the value of one selected feature attribute (in this demo it is a name).vectorDataInConsumer.png
  5. Click the Feature Info button FeatureInfoBTN.png in the bottom-left toolbar.
  6. Next, click on a selected feature.
  7. A floating Feature Info window showing feature details is displayed. You can keep it continuously open while simultaneously navigating map layers, performing measurements, and so forth.FeatureInfo.png

Final note

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.