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Layer Identify Settings

Layer identify settings are the main pillar of any mapping application; this section illustrates the way to configure how the map will view data from identify operations on the map.

If you go to map and identify any feature on the map (building, parcel, or land use area in urban master plan) by clicking in it, you will get no data, because you didn’t configured layer identification as shown below.

In the layer identification settings, there are four settings:

  • Enable Layer Features Identify Configuration Checkbox: This checkbox governs whether to identify the features of a certain layer when clicking on them or not; when checking it, GeoGATE will identify the features according to identification settings;  when un-checking it, GeoGATE will not identify the features.
  • Enable Layer Features Identify When Layer is Turned-off: When checking it; GeoGATE will identify the features of the layer if user’s click intersects with any feature of this layer even if this layer is off; when un-checking it; GeoGATE will identify the features only when the user clicks them and the layer is on.
  • Feature Label: This setting defines the field that will return data to the identify panel’s header
  • Feature Description: This dialog defines how GeoGATE will view the features’ attribute data when identifying it.

In the example below, you will set identification settings for each layer.

Now, in the map view, click on a building to identify it, you will see “Building” in the identify panel

Go back to identification settings, and follow the screenshots below to make the identify header read from the ID field dynamically

In the map when identifying a building, The ObjectID of this building will appear in the identify panel header.

When Identifying another building, the ObjectID of this building will appear which is different from the previous building.

Return to identification settings and type “Building ID: ” text to the left of the {OBJECTID} and save the setting.

Back to the map and identify a building to see how it’s header contains the text you added.

Right now, other attributes will be configured to appear in the identify panel.

Select “Building_Number” field from the fields list.

Press “Enter” in the text editor, to add another attribute in the next line

Again, press “Enter” to go to a new line

Again, press “Enter” to go to a new line

Now use the content editor tools to format the attributes, such coloring them, making them bold, underlined, sizing, …etc.

Save and go to map and identify buildings

Go back to identify settings and add some descriptive text before the fields, so that the end user can better read and understand the attributes

Now, do the same with the other layers: Parcels and Urban Master Plan.

Go to the previous building and identify it

Now, navigate to a building on a parcel that lies inside urban master plan boundaries


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