FieldScope includes tools for creating map symbologies, allowing users to generate maps and visualize data in different ways. For instance, project users can use symbologies to make sense of dissolved oxygen or species occurrence data. Depending on the project, various symbologies might be useful, including: basic circles in various colors, triangles, and other color- and size-based symbologies. The FieldScope team is able to create symbologies customized for different projects.
In short, symbologies allow FieldScope users to understand the spatial distribution of values on maps. Some examples of this are shown below.
Color by average water temperature
Color by logged plant group
Size by average phosphate
To find the symbologies available in your project, create a new visualization.
Select Add new display and then select the Map display.
Select the filter set you would like to use–or create a filter set–and then set the configuration for your display’s symbology.
Your display will automatically update as you select different symbologies. Once you have the symbology you would like to use, save your data display.
For example, in the visualization below, the color by average nitrate symbology is used.
You can add further context to your display by selecting a particular basemap or map layer. Applying a land type map layer to this visualization can provide context about how potential land uses may be affecting nitrate levels.
By clicking any point on the map, a marker will appear and a data summary card will provide more information about the data associated with that location.
Learn more about map layers and basemaps in the Explore and Change Maps article.