How To Use Our Web Mapping Portal

1 Find a Place

  • Click inside the window and type the initial letters of the place
  • A list of places with those letters will be shown
  • Select the relevant one and click Apply
  • Multiple places can be selected

2 Deselect Features

  • To deselect All Features click on this circular arrows on the top right of the window
  • To deselect One or Multiple features click on Remove next to each one

3 Zoom to Extent     

  • Click on the Zoom to Extent button to zoom to selected features
  • If no features are selected then button zooms to Full Extent or all features

Zoom to Rectangle

  • To zoom to a specific area, hold down your Shift key on your keyboard and hold down the left mouse button and create a rectangle around the area to zoom to
  • When you let go of the left mouse button it will zoom to that area

Zoom In & Out       

  • To Zoom in or out on the map click on the + or buttons
  • To Zoom in & out, use your mouse’s middle scroll button

4 Search for a Place

  • Allows subsets of features to be selected
  • Click on the drop down arrow and select a Province and click Apply
  • Click on the drop down arrow and select a Municipality and click Apply
  • Click on the drop down arrow and select a Place and click Apply

5 Filtering

  • Click on single piece of the Donut chart to see only those spatial features
  • Click on a second piece of the Donut chart to see spatial features for the two pieces
  • Multiple pieces can be selected in different charts to filter the spatial data
  • To deselect a piece of the Donut chart just click on it again

6 Summary statistics

  • As you select a piece of any of the Donut charts, only spatial features associated with those pieces are shown
  • Multiple pieces can be selected in different charts to filter the spatial data
    All the Donut charts change automatically to show you summary statistics on the selected features
  • By hovering your cursor over the pieces of the Donut chart the number or percentage spatial features in that class are shown
    • For example: select in the Channel chart, House Shop/Spaza/Kiosk then hover over the Trading Environment chart. It shows that in Tembisa there are 14 Spaza shops in residential areas and 2 near hospitals
    • The percentages associated with the selected features is given next to the names in the chart legend
    • The number of selected features are always shown at the top of the window

7 View Secondary Chart & Table Window

  • Click on the C button on the right of the window and a new window will open showing charts and tables OR scroll down to the Dashboard page
  • To view data linked to tables click on the Maximize button to open & to close the view of the table
  • To view data linked to charts click on the Maximize button to open & to close the view of the chart
  • NB if features have been selected only data of selected features will show

Making Text Larger

  • To make text larger on the screen hold down the Ctrl key and press the ‘+’ button as many times as you need to be able to read the text
  • To make text smaller on the screen hold down the Ctrl key and press the ‘-‘ button as many times as you need to be able to make the text smaller