Using the FieldScope map data display is an excellent way to visualize and make meaning of a data set. Participants and project organizers can apply a particular filtered data set to a map, change the way data are displayed, and save maps for future reference and use in visualizations. Use the steps below to create your own map data display.
|In the New visualization view, click on Add a new data display.
Select the Map data display.
On the New data display page, you will see options to (1) use a filter set and (2) configure data. You may use the preconfigured “Recent observations” filter set or you may select a filter set you create. Use the configuration option to change how the symbologies on your map look.
Your map data display will update to reflect your changes. You can edit or re-edit the name of your map by clicking on the edit pencil icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
|Change the base map and add map overlays using the scroll icon in the upper right corner of the map. You can change the opacity of overlays by using the scroll bar below the overlay name.
|Display the legend for your selected symbology by clicking on the icon with three lines in the upper right corner of the map.
Once you have configured your map, click on Save.
Saving the map data display will add it to your visualization display where you can combine it with other data displays. If you want to preserve and save a visualization to your user account (if you are logged in), click on the edit pencil icon in the upper left corner to edit the name of your visualization and then click on Save.
|When you are done setting up your map, you can further explore data by clicking on any data point. This will open a Data Summary card on the right side of the map. Click Show in table to see data from that location in a table view.
Learn more about customizing different data displays here: