GeoVIEW.WA User Guide - Department of Mines and Petroleum

GeoVIEW.WA User Guide - Department of Mines and Petroleum
GeoVIEW.WA
User Guide
Version 1.4 — November 2015
Table of Contents
Welcome ............................................................................................................................................. 1
Using this Guide ............................................................................................................................... 1
The Main Screen .................................................................................................................................. 2
Get Started ......................................................................................................................................... 4
Get Around ...................................................................................................................................... 4
Find Stuff ........................................................................................................................................ 4
Change What You See....................................................................................................................... 5
Different Views ............................................................................................................................. 5
Orientation .................................................................................................................................. 6
Navigate Around The Map.................................................................................................................. 7
About the Toolbar ............................................................................................................................. 7
Getting Around Tab .............................................................................................................................. 8
Use the Pan and Zoom Tools .............................................................................................................. 9
Pan Tool .....................................................................................................................................10
Zoom Tools .................................................................................................................................10
Zoom In and Out .........................................................................................................................10
Full Extent Tool ...........................................................................................................................10
Initial, Previous, and Next Extent Tools ..........................................................................................10
Map Scale Box and Scale Bar ........................................................................................................11
Jump to a Map Bookmark .................................................................................................................11
Identify Tools Tab ...............................................................................................................................12
Use the Identify Tools ......................................................................................................................13
Exclude layers from the Identify process ............................................................................................16
Add a buffer around an identify area ..................................................................................................17
Coordinate & Measure Tools Tab ...........................................................................................................19
Measure Distance and Area on the Map ..............................................................................................20
Maps & Data Sources Tab .....................................................................................................................23
Add a WMS Layer ............................................................................................................................24
Share a Map ...................................................................................................................................25
Drawing Tools Tab ...............................................................................................................................27
Add Markup ....................................................................................................................................29
Edit a Drawing ................................................................................................................................31
Save and Open Projects .......................................................................................................................34
Printing & Reports Tab .........................................................................................................................36
Print a Map .....................................................................................................................................36
About Reports .................................................................................................................................38
Create a Report ...........................................................................................................................38
Search tab .........................................................................................................................................41
Use the Advanced Query Builder .......................................................................................................42
Use the Simple Query Builder ...........................................................................................................44
Use the Advanced Filter builder .........................................................................................................47
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GSWA Catalogue .............................................................................................................................48
WAMEX Search ...............................................................................................................................51
Drillholes search..............................................................................................................................52
Geochemistry search .......................................................................................................................53
Explanatory Notes System(ENS) search .............................................................................................56
GSWA Geochronology ......................................................................................................................61
Tenements by holder .......................................................................................................................62
Mines, Deposits and Prospects by region ............................................................................................62
Historical Mining Tenement Map ........................................................................................................64
Global Search .................................................................................................................................65
Clear Selection ................................................................................................................................66
Extract Data ...................................................................................................................................66
Use the Results List .............................................................................................................................69
National Virtual Core Library (NVCL) data ...........................................................................................72
How to download Airborne Geophysics Surveys ...................................................................................74
Help & Feedback Tab ...........................................................................................................................76
The Information Pane ..........................................................................................................................77
The Results List ...............................................................................................................................77
Map Layers/Layer List ......................................................................................................................77
Use Layers .........................................................................................................................................79
I want to… Menu .................................................................................................................................81
The Context Menu ...............................................................................................................................82
The Overview Map ...............................................................................................................................83
Open and Close the Information Panel ...................................................................................................84
View Features and Attributes ................................................................................................................85
View the Map Legend ...........................................................................................................................86
Appendix ......................................................................................................................................... 88
About GIS and Computerized Maps ....................................................................................................88
What is GIS? ...............................................................................................................................88
Information in Computerized Maps ................................................................................................88
Layers, Features and Attributes .....................................................................................................88
About Web-Based Maps....................................................................................................................90
About Layers ..................................................................................................................................91
Vector Layers ..............................................................................................................................91
Raster layers...............................................................................................................................91
About Map Themes ..........................................................................................................................92
About Map Features .........................................................................................................................93
About Map Scales ............................................................................................................................94
How Scale Works .........................................................................................................................94
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Welcome
Welcome to GeoVIEW.WA, an interactive (GIS-based) mapping system. You can construct and print your own
geological map (your chosen area and scale) and incorporate other mineral and petroleum exploration datasets
including mines and mineral deposits, petroleum wells, active leases, and much more.
Using this Guide
This User Guide explains how to navigate and use the application. You can open the User Guide in the
application by doing any of the following:
 To open the User Guide: On the Help & Feedback tab of the toolbar, click the User Guide tool.
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User Guide tool
To open the Toolbar Quick Reference: On the Help & Feedback tab of the toolbar, click the Quick
Reference tool or click the Quick Reference button on the right hand side of the Title Bar.

Quick Reference tool
Press the F1 key anywhere in the application to open a help topic about that feature.
Not every feature has a help topic.
or
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The Main Screen
When you will open GeoVIEW.WA, you see a screen similar to the one below. It may contain a different map
and some extra features, but it is likely t have most of the features described. In the example below, all the
navigation elements like the toolbar, the information panel, the I want to… menu and the Overview Map are
visible so that they can be described. Normally, at least some of these elements would be hidden.
Navigation features in the main screen of the Viewer
Number
Screen Element
Viewer title bar: Displays the title of the application.
Toolbar: The toolbar contains numerous tools that are grouped into tabs by function.
Toolbar tabs: The toolbar consists of tabs that categorize the tools into high-level groups:
Getting Around, Identify tools, Coordinate & Measure Tools, Maps and Data Sources, Drawing
Tools, Printing & Reports, Analysis and Help & Feedback.
Map Theme: Select from a list of predefined Map Themes (i.e. Geoscience) or All Available
Layers (default).
Information panel: This panel lists different kinds of information when you interact with the
map. For example, it displays Map Layers where you can select different layers to hide or show on
the map or it displays a list of map features in the Results List when you perform a search or use
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Number
Screen Element
the Identify tool.
The filter and icons at the bottom of the panel allow you to control what information to display in
the panel.
Zoom Slider: Use this slider to zoom in or out on the map by clicking the + or - or by dragging
the marker up and down.
I want to...: A menu of shortcuts to frequently-used tools. This menu tries to anticipate what you
will want to do most often.
Map: The map window where you interact with the map by zooming, panning, annotating, or
right-clicking to get more information.
Map Tip: Map tips appear when you hover over a feature in the map window. To enable map tips
click in the Maps & Data Sources tab and check the Enable Map Tips box. To find more
information about the feature in the map tip, you can click View Additional Details. Click Add To
Selected to add this feature to the Selected list. You can then find the feature later by clicking
the Selected icon
in the Information Panel toolbar.
Show User Guide: Shows the help documentation.
Information Panel Toolbar: Contains icons and a filter that you can use to control the
information listed in the Information Panel. Clicking different icons changes the information to
Map Layers, Results and any other options configured for the map. The Information Panel opens
when you click the Show Layers button or when you run a search. To open it manually, click the
arrow to the left of the I want to... menu.
The Show Layers/Show Legend button allows you to toggle between the map legend and the
map layers in the panel. The legend only displays symbols for the layers that are active on the
map. The legend items change with the scale of the map.
Scale: The current scale of the map.
Mouse Position: The position (co-ordinates) of the computer cursor on the current map. To hide
the mouse position, click the small arrow on the right.
Overview Map: Displays a thumbnail of the whole map with the current view shown as a small
square on the map. The Overview map is an orientation tool to identify which part of the overall
map you are currently zoomed in to. To hide the Overview map, click the arrow in the top left
corner.
Toolbar Icon: Shows or hides the toolbar when clicked.
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Get Started
This web-based map is very different from a paper-based map. For one thing, it allows you to move around the
map and zoom in and out, but this is just the beginning. Web-based maps contain many different types of
information and this information is added layer by layer starting with the first layer, usually referred to as a
base map. This way of building a map — in layers — makes it possible to interact with the map in useful ways
— most importantly — to search for, and analyze the information stored on all those layers. This makes webbased maps extremely powerful tools for researching and understanding the world around us.
Get Around
The map has many different navigation features that make it easy to move around, for example, you can click
the map and scroll your mouse wheel to zoom in or out. If you have a touch screen, you can touch the screen
and drag the map to move it around, double-tap to zoom in, or pinch to zoom out.
Find Stuff
One of the greatest benefits of web-based maps is the ability to search for information. There are several ways
to search in the map, but one of the easiest is to use the Global Search tool on the Search tab.
Global Search tool
When you type in a word, the application tries to find all the most relevant results from a list of predefined
layers and display the results in the Results List. For example, if you type in the word "Titanium", the Results
List will include any occurrences of “Titanium” in the following layers;
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Mines Deposits and Prospects
Live Tenements
Core Library Drill Holes
Mineral Exploration Reports
Abandoned Mines
Example of results from the Global Search tool
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In addition to the standard search, there are ad hoc searches, usually created for those searches that people
need to run often, for example, Geochronology, Tenement or Mines, Deposits and Prospects. These ad hoc
searches are found on the toolbar but are also in the I want to… menu.
Ad hoc searches in the Analysis Tools area of the Tasks tab
Change What You See
Different Views
Because web-maps are built in layers, it is easy to control what you see in the map. For example, you could
change the map layer from a 500K Geology to Magnetic Imagery. The Geology map shows you a traditional
Geology map but the Magnetic Imagery map shows an Airborne Survey image of the same area taken from
remote sensing satellites.
Change Map Layers
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You can also change what you see by switching different layers on or off, or in some maps, by choosing a
special map theme, which contains only specific layers, for example, only Live Tenements, Towns and Geology.
Show a Map theme of Mining Titles
Orientation
When you are zooming in and out and moving around on a web-based map, it is easy to lose track of where
you are. If this happens, you can click the small arrow
in the bottom right corner of the map to open the
Overview map, which shows the current view as a blue square on the full map.
The Overview map open
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Navigate Around The Map
Interactive maps provide many choices for displaying information, searching for more details, and moving
around the map. Most navigation uses the mouse but at times you also use a combination of key presses in
combination with scrolling using the mouse wheel or dragging across the map.
On the desktop map, you can use the following controls:
To...
Do this...
Pan or move the map.
Click on the map and drag in any direction.
Pan left or right.
Press the Left- or Right-arrow keys.
Pan up or down.
Press the Up- or Down-arrow keys.
Pan in or out.
Press the Plus + key to zoom in. Press the Minus - key to zoom
out.
Zoom in or out.
Scroll the mouse wheel away from you to zoom in; towards you to
zoom out.
or
Use the Zoom Slider:

Click the Plus + or Minus - to zoom in or out.
Zoom in to a specific region on the
map.
Press SHIFT and drag a rectangle around the area you want to zoom
in to.
Open/Close the Toolbar.
Double-click the title bar, or click the Show/Hide the Toolbar
button.
Open the context menu.
Right-click on the map. This menu changes depending on the map
and how the application is configured.
About the Toolbar
The toolbar contains many of the tools that you use to move around, zoom in and out, as well as find and
manipulate the information that is stored in the map. Sometimes the Toolbar opens automatically, for
example, if you select Draw on the Map from the I Want To menu, but you can open the Toolbar at any
time by clicking the Toolbar button in the top right corner of the map.
Toolbar button
There are two other ways to open the toolbar: Double-click the title bar of the application or select the
option on the I Want To menu.
To make it easier to find a particular tool, they are grouped on the toolbar at two levels:
1.
The toolbar is divided into tabs or ribbons that group the tools into high-level functions, for example,
Getting Around, Maps & Data Sources, Identify Tools, and Analysis.
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2.
Each tab is divided into sections by function, for example, on the Getting Around tab, there are Zoom
Tools, Scale & Regions, and Identify sections.
Tabs
Sections
Getting Around Tab
The Getting Around tab of the toolbar contains tools to facilitate navigation. Most of the tools are activated
when clicked.
Getting Around tab of the toolbar
The tools in this tab are grouped into these sections:

Zoom Tools: Tools for jumping to specific extents, panning and zooming.

Scale & Regions: Move the map quickly to a preset scale or bookmark.

Identify: Find information at a particular point clicked on the map.
Use this tool...
To...
Lists the new features and layers added in the last 2 updates.
Return to the extent (scale) that the map was at when it opened.
Show the full extent of the current map.
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Use this tool...
To...
Jump to the previous extent.
Jump to the next extent.
Pan (move) the map in any direction. To pan the map, click on it
and drag in any direction. Use the Pan tool to return to panning
when you have used other tools.
Zoom in when you click on the map.
Zoom out when you click on the map.
Select a scale to jump to by typing in a scale.
Jump to a bookmark that was previously added to the map. To add
a bookmark for the current extent, click the plus +, enter a name,
and then click OK.
Identify information at the point on the map that is clicked.
Use the Pan and Zoom Tools
The ability to pan and zoom in and out of the map is a key feature of web maps, so it is not surprising that
there are many different ways to do this on the map.
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Pan, zoom, scale, and bookmark tools make it possible to move quickly to specific areas of a map
Pan Tool
You can use the Pan tool to drag the map in any direction, or use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move in
increments up, down, or sideways.
Zoom Tools
Zoom Slider
How to use the zoom slider:

Click the Plus + or Minus - to zoom in or out on the map.
Zoom In and Out
When you click the Zoom In or Out tools, then click the map it zooms to the next scale increment and centers
the map. Scrolling with a wheel mouse also enables you to zoom in (roll wheel forward) and zoom out (roll
wheel backwards) You can use the Zoom tools more precisely by clicking the tool and dragging a box on the
map. Releasing the button zooms to the area defined by the box.
Full Extent Tool
The Full Extent tool is a quick and easy way to zoom out as far as possible on any particular map.
Initial, Previous, and Next Extent Tools
These tools take you to the Initial extent that the map was set when you opened it, or to the Previous extent
you were on, or the Next extent.
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Map Scale Box and Scale Bar
Another method of zooming uses the Map Scale box. The Map Scale box shows the current map scale but you
can type in a particular scale and then press Enter to jump directly to a particular scale.
The Scale Bar shows the estimated scale of the map at any given extent.
Jump to a Map Bookmark
Although it is not strictly a zoom tool, another way to move quickly a given extent and point on the map is to
mark it as a bookmark. To do this, you zoom to the point and extent that you want and then click the + beside
the Jump to a map bookmark tool.
Use bookmarks to jump to a place and an extent
Once you have given the bookmark a descriptive name and clicked OK, you can then jump to that feature and
extent on the map with one click.
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Identify Tools Tab
The Identify Tools tab of the toolbar contains tools to help you find feature information.
Identify Tools tab of the toolbar
Identify: Use several Identify tools to find data by layer, including buffered data.
Use this tool...
To...
Identify data at a particular point anywhere on the map.
All the features beneath the point you click are listed in
the Results List.
Identify features by drawing a line in any direction on
the map. All the features that intersect with the line you
draw are listed in the Results List.
Identify features by dragging a line in any direction on
the map. All the features that intersect with the line you
draw are listed in the Results List.
Identify features by drawing a segmented shape over an
area on the map. All the features beneath the shape you
draw are listed in the Results List.
Identify features by drawing a rectangle over an area on
the map. All the features beneath the shape you draw
are listed in the Results List.
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Use this tool...
To...
Define the layers to include or exclude in the identify
process.
Add a measured area around each area you identify.
Use the Identify Tools
The Identify Tools are really another way to search for information in the layers of the map. Instead of typing a
word and clicking search, you define an area on the map by drawing a shape. The application then finds all the
information about the layers and features in that area and lists them in the Results List. On the Getting Around
tab of the toolbar, there is one identify tool - the Point Identify tool. On the Identify tab of the toolbar, the
Point Identify tool is also available along with several more tools for identifying the area you want to search.
You can exclude layers from the Identify process and also add an additional buffered area around the area you
define.
When you use an Identify Tool, it searches multiple layers at the same time. However:

If a layer is off (not visible), that layer's information will not be included in the Identify process.

If the layer is not in visible at the current scale (text is gray), that layer's information will not be included in
the Identify process.
The results of the identify process are displayed in the Results List in the same way that Search results are
displayed. As the application finds features, it begins displaying the results in the Results List immediately. The
results are grouped by layer.
To identify features by drawing on the map:
1.
2.
If any of the layers you want to include in the search are in gray text, click on that layer and then click
Zoom To Visible Scale.
Click the Identify Tools tab of the toolbar to find the identify tools.
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Identify tools on the Identify Tools tab of the toolbar
3.
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To define an area to identify, do any of the following:
Click Point Identify, and then click any point on the map.
Any features found at that point on the map are included in the identify process.
Click Freehand Identify, and then draw in any direction on the map over any features that you want to
include in the identify process. When you release the button, the identify process begins, and all the
features that intersect the line are included in the identify process.
Draw a freehand line to identify features

Click Line Identify, then single click on the map and drag across the map to draw a line.
To continue the line but change direction, click the map and then drag in the new direction. To end the
line, double-click. All the features that intersect with the line are included in the identify process.
Draw a line to identify features under it.

Click Polygon Identify, and then drag across the map to start a polygon.
To change direction, click and drag in a new direction. A black shading appears under your cursor to
indicate that the polygon is filling in the space of the area.
Continue to click until the shading has covered the area you want to include in the identify process.
Double-click to end the polygon. You do not have to complete the shape. As long as the shading covers
the area, you can double-click and the line will be completed automatically. All the features beneath the
shaded area are included in the identify process.
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Draw a polygon to identify features under the shaded area

Click Rectangle Identify, and then click on one corner of the area you want to define.
Drag a square away from the corner you clicked. A black shaded square appears under the cursor. When
your area is enclosed in the square, lift you finger from the mouse. All the features covered by the
rectangle are included in the identify process.
Draw a rectangle to identify features under the shaded area
When features are listed in the Results List, they are grouped by layer:
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Identify results listed by layer
Exclude layers from the Identify process
To exclude layers from the Identify process:
1.
In the Identify Tools tab of the toolbar, click the Display for drop-down list.
2.
To exclude a single layer, click the checkbox in front of the layer so that it is no longer selected.
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Layer excluded from the identify process
3.
To exclude most of the layers, click Select None, and then select the one or two layers you want to
include.
Add a buffer around an identify area
You can add a buffer — a measured area — around any identify area that you draw. You specify the distance
from the edge of your area to add as a buffer before you draw on the map.
To add a buffer around an identify drawing:
1.
In the Identify Tools tab of the toolbar, click the Buffered Identify checkbox.
2.
Buffered Identify selected
Select any of the Identify tools and draw over the area you want to identify.
The Buffer Options dialog box opens.
3.

Do any of the following:
Distance: Type in the distance from the edge of your drawing to the edge of the buffer.

Unit drop-down list: Specify the distance measurement in Feet, Yards, Meters, Kilometers, Miles or
Nautical miles.

Add Buffer to Markup: Add the buffer onto the area or line you draw on the map.

Preview Buffer: View the buffer to see if you need to change the settings.
The preview shows the added buffer on the map in the background behind the Buffer Options dialog box.
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Entering options for a buffered identify
Results of a buffered identify
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Coordinate & Measure Tools Tab
The Coordinate & Measure Tools tab of the toolbar contains tools to help you find coordinate information as
well as measure area and distances.
Coordinate & Measure Tools tab of the toolbar
The tools in this tab are grouped into these sections:

Coordinate Tools: Enter and plot coordinates in a variety of coordinate systems.

Measurement Tools: Measure distances or areas that you draw on the map
Use this tool...
To...
Select a coordinate system and then enter known coordinates to find a feature. You
choose whether to add the coordinate to the map as a callout. You can also choose
to pan to that coordinate when you click OK.
Place a callout on the map for every point you click.
Clear any coordinates currently on the map.
Find the coordinates by clicking anywhere on the map and reading the result in this
box. If you click the Plot Coordinates tool and then click the map, the coordinates
for each place you click appear on the map.
Select a different Coordinate System.
Clears the Measurement drawing on the screen.
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Use this tool...
To...
Measure distances on the map by drawing a segmented line.
Measure an area of the map by drawing a shape.
Add the distance or area measurement to the map as a drawing.
Erase a drawing by clicking it.
Clear all the drawings on the current map.
Shows the final measurement of a drawing. This graphic is indicating the perimeter
length and area of a polygon.
Change the unit of measurement on a drawing to other options like Meters,
Kilometres, Nautical Miles etc.
Measure Distance and Area on the Map
It is possible to measure both distance and area on the map and to add both as a drawing so that you can
refer to it later. The measurement tools add measurements in increments as you draw on the map so that you
have the distance for each segment as well as the overall distance or area. You can change the unit of
measurement used for the Total Distance, Last Segment, Perimeter, and Area.
To measure distance on the map:
1.
On the Coordinates & Measure Tools tab of the toolbar, click the Measure Distance tool, and then click on
the map at the start of the distance you want to measure.
Measure Distance tool
2.
Drag a line and click each time you want to change direction or to create a measured segment.
Whenever you click, the distance of the previous segment appears beside the line and the total distance
covered to that point appears in the Total Distance box in the Measurement Info section of the toolbar.
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3.
Measurement showing segment and total distances
To add the measurement as a drawing to the map, click the Add as Drawing tool either during or after
you use the Measure Distance tool.
Add as Drawing tool
4.
To remove a drawing, click the Erase Drawing tool, and then click on any part of the drawing.
Erase Drawing tool
5.
To remove a collection of measurement drawings, click
.
To measure area on the map:
1.
On the Coordinates & Measure Tools tab of the toolbar, click the Measure Area tool, and then click on the
map at the edge of the area you want to measure.
Measure Area tool
2.
Drag a line and click each time you want to change direction or create a measured segment of the
perimeter.
Each time you click, the length of the previous segment appears beside the line and the total area and
perimeter length display in the Measurement Info area.
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Measurement showing perimeter length, segment lengths, and total area
3.
To add the measurement as a drawing to the map, click the Add as Drawing tool either during or after
you use the Measure Area tool.
Add as Drawing tool
4.
To remove a drawing, click the Erase Drawing tool and then click on any part of the drawing.
Erase Drawing tool
5.
To remove a collection of measurement drawings, click
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Maps & Data Sources Tab
The Maps & Data Sources tab of the toolbar contains tools to control what data is displayed in the map.
Maps and Data Sources tab of the toolbar
The tools in this tab are grouped into these sections:

Map Tips: Control the display of map tips.

DMP Data Centre: Link to the DMP – Data and Software Centre.

Add Data: Add different types of data to the map.

3rd Party Web Maps: Display external map services and interact with them as part of the existing.

Sharing Map: Share current map with others.
Use this tool...
To...
Turn on the map tips so that they appear when you click features on the map.
Turn map tips on or off for specific layers.
Link to the DMP – Data and Software Centre.
Open a navigation window so that you can find and add a shapefile to the map.
Open a navigation window so that you can find and add a comma-delimited
spreadsheet (CSV) with data to the map. Note: latitude and longitude values must
be in a field/column in order to display the point features.
Add a Web Map Service (WMS) layer to the map.
Open the current location in Google Maps, where you can use all the Google Maps
tools. When you are in Google maps, you can see the original map and the Google
map side-by-side. If you move either map, the other map tracks the movement.
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Use this tool...
To...
Share the current map extent with others.
Add a WMS Layer
It is possible to add WMS layers to your map from many online map services, for example, the Department of
Mines and Petroleum have published a number of map services such as Administration, Airborne Geophysics,
Geoscience, Mineral, Petroleum and Image web services. Note: only “Non-Authenticated” WMS layers are
supported.
To add a map layer:
1.
On the Maps and Data Sources tab of the toolbar, click the Add WMS Layer tool.
2.
Add WMS Layer tool.
In the Add Layer dialog box, either paste in the URL of the map service into the URL or Keywords box,
or select from the list of map services available.
Select a layer from the Add Layer dialog box
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3.
Click Next, and then in the Layer Alias box, type the description you want to use for this layer in your
Map Layers list.
Type in a name for the layer to display in Map Layers
4.
Click Next and then Finish.
5.
When the message confirms that the layer has been added to the map, click Add Layer and close the
window.
The new layers appear in the Map Layers and can be viewed in the map.
WMS Layers added to the Map Layers
Share a Map
The easiest way to share a map with others is to send the URL of the map you are working with so that they
can open the same map in their browser. When you send a URL, the other person can also interact with the
map and see all the layers and features that you can see. When you share a map, the following data is visible:
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The current map extent.

The current visible layers.
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The State of the toolbar (open/closed).
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The state of the information panel (open/closed).
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The state of the overview map (open/closed).
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To share a map by sending a URL:
1.
Click the
on the Maps & Data Sources toolbar or go to the I want to… menu and select
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Share current map
The Share Current Map dialog box opens with the URL to the current map highlighted.
The Share Current Map dialog box
2.
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4.
Click Copy to Clipboard or press Ctrl+C on the keyboard.
Open the application you want to paste the URL into, for example, email.
Press Crtl+V on your keyboard or use the Paste button in the application to paste the URL into the email.
You can now send the URL as part of the email message.
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Drawing Tools Tab
The Drawing Tools tab of the toolbar contains tools for drawing and annotating the map.
Drawing Tools tab of the toolbar
Drawing Tools: Provide tools for creating, formatting, and editing annotations to the map, including shapes
and text. Some tools in this section are active only when an annotation on the map exists and is selected.
Use this tool...
To...
Draw a point on the map. The shape, size, colour and transparency of the point can be
set using tools that appear on the toolbar when you select one of the drawing tools.
These tools change based on which drawing tool you select.
Draw freely on the map in any direction. The style, thickness, color, and transparency
of the line can be set.
Draw a straight line or click to change the line and draw in a new direction. The style,
thickness, color, and transparency of the line can be set.
Draw a polygon on the map, clicking to change direction. Double-click to stop drawing.
You can set the thickness, color, and transparency of the border and the color and
transparency of the fill.
Draw a rectangle on the map. Click and drag across the map. You can set the
thickness, color, and transparency of the border and the color and transparency of the
fill.
Draw an arrow on the map. Drag in different directions to change the shape and size of
the arrow. You can set the thickness, color, and transparency of the border and the
color and transparency of the fill.
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Use this tool...
To...
Draw a circle on the map. Drag into the center or outwards to change the size of the
circle. You can set the thickness, color, and transparency of the border and the color
and transparency of the fill.
Draw a ellipse on the map. Drag in different directions to change the shape and size of
the ellipse. You can set the thickness, color, and transparency of the border and the
color and transparency of the fill.
Draw a triangle on the map. Drag in different directions to change the shape, size and
direction of the triangle. You can set the thickness, color, and transparency of the
border and the color and transparency of the fill.
Add text to the map. Click on the map and type the text. You can change the font,
size, color, transparency and angle of the text.
Edit the points of a drawing on the map. When you click on the drawing you want to
edit, the points activate and you can then drag any of the points in any direction to
change the shape of your drawing. You can also rotate the drawing by clicking and
dragging the square above the marquee in the middle of the graphic.
Remove drawings from the map one at a time by clicking on each one.
Clear all the drawings on the map at the same time.
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Add Markup
One advantage of web maps is that you can add bookmarks, measurements, shapes, and text to mark
important features. When you add markup, it does not affect the original map.
Different shapes and markup on the a map
To add markup to the map:
1.
Click the Drawing Tools tab of the toolbar to find the Drawing tools.
Drawing tools on the Drawing Tools tab of the toolbar
2.
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To add a drawing to the map, do any of the following:
Click Point, and then click any point on the map.
When you select the Point tool, you activate the Style, Size and Color tools. You can use these tools to
change the style of your point to a circle, cross, diamond, square, or triangle shape. You can also change
the size of your point and the color.
Tools to change the appearance of a point
Click Freehand, and then draw in any direction on the map.
When you select the Freehand tool, you activate tools that allow you to change the style of the line to
dashes or dots, as well as the thickness and color of the line.
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Tools to change the appearance of a freehand line
Click Line, and then drag across the map to draw a line.
To continue the line but change direction, click and then drag in the new direction. To end the line,
double-click. You can change the style of the line using the same set of tools as the Freehand tool; Style,
Thickness, and Color.
Click Polygon, and then drag across the map to start a polygon.
To change direction, click and then drag in a new direction. Shading appears to indicate that the polygon
is filling in the space of the area made by your drawing. Double-click to end the polygon. You do not have
to complete the shape, as long as the shading covers the area, you can double-click and the application
completes the shape for you.
When you click the Polygon tool, you can change the border color, the fill color and the thickness of the
border line.
Tools to change the appearance of a polygon
Click Rectangle, and then click one corner of the rectangle you want to draw. Drag away from the
corner and a shaded rectangle forms under your cursor.
When you click the Rectangle tool, you activate tools that can change the border color, the fill color, and
the thickness of the border line.
Click Arrow, and then drag across the map draw an arrow under your cursor.
An arrow forms under your cursor. To change the shape and size of the arrow, drag it up, down or
sideways.
When you click the Arrow tool, you activate tools that can change the border color, the fill color, and the
thickness of the border line.
Click Circle, and then drag away from that point to draw a circle.
The circle draws from the center out, so the further you drag your cursor, the bigger the circle gets.
When you click the Circle tool, you activate tools that can change the border color, the fill color, and the
thickness of the border line.
Click Ellipse, and then drag across the map to draw an ellipse.
The ellipse draws from the corner of the shape, so you can change the shape by moving the cursor up
and down or sideways.
When you click the Ellipse tool, you activate tools that can change the border color, the fill color, and the
thickness of the border line.
Click Triangle, and drag across the map to draw a triangle.
The triangle draws from one corner of the triangle, so you can change the shape by moving the cursor up
and down or sideways.
When you click the Triangle tool, you activate tools that can change the border color, the fill color, and
the thickness of the border line.
Click Text, and then click on the map where you want the text to begin.
As you cannot move the text after you have typed it, be sure to select the exact spot where you want the
text to be on the map.
Type the text you want to add to the map.
When you click on the Text tool, you activate tools that can change the font family, the font size, color,
and angle of the text.
Tools to change the appearance of text
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Edit a Drawing
You can edit markup on the map in several ways:
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Rotate the whole drawing or drag it to a new position on the map.
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Resize or reshape the whole drawing.
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Drag individual point (vertices) of the drawing to a new position.
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Erase one or all the drawings on the map.
You need to click on the drawing to save any changes you make.
To edit a drawing:
1.
On the Drawing Tools tab of the toolbar, click the Edit Drawing tool, and then click the drawing you
want to edit.
A marquee surrounds the drawing with small squares showing all the points (vertices) that you can edit.
2.
To change the shape of the drawing, drag any of the points to a new position.
As you drag, the point changes to a black square.
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Change the shape by dragging individual points
3.
To rotate the whole drawing, click the handle above the marquee and drag it around.
Rotate the drawing
4.
To move the whole drawing without changing its shape, place your cursor inside the drawing and drag it to
the new position.
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Move drawing by clicking and dragging in any direction
5.
To resize or reshape the drawing, click the corner handle of the marquee and drag in any direction.
Resize or reshape the drawing
6.
To constrain the drawing to resize along a single axis, click the handle on one side of the marquee (it turns
yellow) and then drag the marquee outwards or inwards on that axis.
Resize along one axis
7.
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To save your changes, click anywhere on the markup.
If you have drawn a line, click on the line.
To remove a drawing, click the Erase Drawing tool and then click on any part of a drawing.
To remove all the drawings on a map, click Clear All Drawings.
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Save and Open Projects
If you have added measurements, markup, or layers to a map, you can save a map as a project, and then
share it with others or continue to work on it later. The project file is saved on your computer. Once you have
saved a project, you can open it again by clicking Open Project File
(on your computer).
To save a project:
1.
Click the Save Project icon
2.
From the drop-down menu, click Save Project File:
in the top left corner of the toolbar.
The Save As dialog box opens so that you can navigate to the folder on your computer where you want to
save the file.
3.
Click Save.
4.
The Save Project dialog box opens.
Save Project dialog box
5.
In the Save Project dialog, enter the following:
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Project Name: Type a descriptive name for the project.
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Created By: The name of the person who created the project.
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Description (optional): Any additional information to identify the project.
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Thumbnail: View a small image of the project that identifies the project.
Click OK to save the project as a file.
To open a project file saved to your computer:
1.
On the toolbar, click the Open Project icon
2.
Click Open Project File.
A Windows navigation dialog opens so that you can locate the project file on your computer.
3.
Select the project and click Open.
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Printing & Reports Tab
The Printing & Reports tab of the toolbar contains tools for printing and creating a report.
Printing & Reports Tools tab of the toolbar
Use this
tool...
To...
Open the Create a Printable Map dialog box where you can select the Layout, Output
Format, Resolution, and Scale to print the map.
Open the Reports panel where you can select the Report Type and Output Format of the
report. You can also select an area of the current map to report on using Point, Freehand,
Polygon, or Rectangle.
Print a Map
When you print a map, you have several options that make it possible to set up precisely how your map should
be printed, including the layout, format, resolution, and scale.
To print a map:
1.
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Do one of the following:
On the Printing & Reports tab of the toolbar, click Print Map.
In the I want to… menu, click Create a Printable Map.
The Create a Printable Map dialog opens.
Options for printing the map in the Create a Printable Map dialog box
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Select from the following options:
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Select Layout: Options include A0-A4 Landscape.
Output Format: Options include the Pdf or Jpeg formats.
Resolution: 96 DPI (Dots per Inch).
Map Scale: Options include the Current Extent or the Current Scale.’
Grid: Add a grid to your map.
Title: Enter a title for your map.
Click Create File.
When your print file is ready, a confirmation message displays.
"Your file is ready" confirmation message
4.
Click Open File.
Depending on your choice of file format, the file opens in your PDF Reader or in your Browser window.
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PDF print file open in Adobe Reader
5.
Do one of the following:
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In Adobe Reader, click the Print icon, and then click OK;
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In your browser, click File | Print, and then click OK; or
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In a browser with no File menu, right-click the title bar, select Print from the title bar, and then click the
Print button.
About Reports
Web maps contain a great deal of information in the form of layers, features, and attributes. You can also add
to this information by adding layers, measurements, markup etc. Once you have searched for and then
selected a set of data, you are likely to want to use it for analysis or to share with others. Reports make this
possible, as it gives you the tools to reformat and preserve the information you have found on the map.
Create a Report
When you create a report, you can select the type of report, its output format and use several tools to define
what area of the map to create your report about.
To create a report:
1.
On the Printing & Reports tab of the toolbar, click Create Reports
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The Reports wizard opens in the information panel.
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Reports open in the information panel
2.
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Select from the following options:
Report Type: Currently, Mineral Exploration Reports are the only type of report available.
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Output Format: Currently, the only format available is PDF.
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Selection Type: Select the tool you want to use to draw on the map in order to define the area that you
want your report to be about.
Once you have made a selection, a confirmation message displays to indicate that your report is ready to
download.
3.
Report is ready confirmation message
Click Download Report.
The report opens in your PDF reader (e.g., Adobe Reader), from where you can print or save the report.
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Mineral Exploration Report example
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Search tab
The Search tab of the toolbar contains tools for querying, extracting and searching map data.
Analysis Tools tab of the toolbar
Use this tool...
To...
Open the Advanced Query Builder in the Information Pane. The Advanced Query
Builder makes it possible to create SQL statements in order to create complex queries
of the layers, fields and field values on the map.
Open the Simple Query Builder in the Information Pane. The Simple Query builder
makes it possible to specify a search by layer, field, and values. It is also possible to
add multiple conditions to a search.
The Advanced Filter Builder opens in the information pane. The Advanced Filter tool
allows the user to exclude data that they are not interested in on a particular layer.
Open a wizard in the information panel so that you can search GSWA’s catalogue of
publications.
Opens a specialized form to search the WAMEX database. Searches can be filtered by
attributes or spatially.
Opens a specialized form to search the drillholes database. Searches can be filtered
by attributes or spatially.
Opens a specialized from to search the GSWA geochemistry database or the company
geochemistry. The searches can be filtered by attributes or spatially.
Open a specialized search tool to find Geochronology sites by map sheets at 1:100
000, 1:250 000 or 1:1 000 000 scales
Open a specialized search tool to find Mines, Deposits and Prospects by Local
Government Authorities (LGA), State Development Regions, Tenements, Mining
Inspectorates or Mineral Fields.
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Use this tool...
To...
Opens a specialized search tool to spatially find a historical tenement map.
Open a specialized search tool to find Live and Pending Tenements by holder.
Open a global search tool by specifying a keyword.
Clear selection of any queries or searches currently active.
Open a wizard in the information panel so that you can first select the layers, then the
area, and then the format into which to output the data.
Use the Advanced Query Builder
The Advanced Query Builder tool make it possible for you build or type in advanced SQL statements.
1. On the Search tab of the toolbar, click Advanced Query.
The Advanced Query Builder opens in the information pane.
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5.
From the Layer drop-down list, select the layer that you want to query.
From the Field Name drop-down list, select field to add to your query statement and then click Add.
Each time you click Add, that element is added to the end of your query statement in the box.
From the Operators, select the operator to use, or type it into the box.
In the Field Value box, type in the value you want to add to your query, and then click Add.
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6.
When your query is complete, click Run.
The results of the query display in the Results List.
Use the Simple Query Builder
The Simple Query Builder tool makes it possible for you build complex queries without knowing how to write
SQL statements. First you select the layer you want to query, and then you select the records or fields that you
wish to query as well as the operator and the value. You can also add multiple conditions to the query. When
you run the query, the results display in the Results List like all other searches.
To build a query using the Simple Query Builder:
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click Simple Query.
The Simple Query Builder opens in the information pane.
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2.
From the Query Layer drop-down list, select the layer that you want to query.
3.
From the Field drop-down list, select the field that you want to be in the first part of your query statement,
for example, NAME.
4.
From the Operator drop-down list, select the operator, for example, Equals.
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5.
In the Value field, type in the value you want to query, for example "TOM".
As you type, a list of possible options for this value displays.
6.
If you want to make the statement more specific, click Add new condition and define another set of
parameters.
7.
To remove a condition, click the Remove Query Condition icon
8.
Click Run.
The results of the query display in the Results List.
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Use the Advanced Filter builder
Some maps contain multiple layers and complex data. Sometimes you need to reduce the amount of data in
order to focus on what is most important. You can use the Advanced Filter tool to exclude data that you are not
interested in on a particular layer.
To build a filter using the Advanced Filter Builder:
1.
On the Maps & Data Sources tab of the Toolbar, click Advanced Filter.
The Advanced Filter Builder opens in the information pane.
2.
From the Filter Layer drop-down list, select the layer that you want to filter on.
3.
From the Field Name drop-down list, select the fields that you want to include in the filter, and then click
Add.
You can add multiple fields to the filter.
4.
From the Operators, select the operator you want to use, or type it into the box.
5.
In the Field Value box, type in the value you want to add to your query, and then click Add
6.
When the filter is complete, click Apply Filter.
The map updates to show the results of the filter.
7.
If you want to clear the box and start a new filter, click Clear.
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GSWA Catalogue
The GSWA Catalogue search tool allows you to find GSWA publications associated with a geographic region in
WA. Draw a rectangle over the area of interest and a list of products over lapping that area will be returned.
Search results will provide a hyperlink to Digital Paper allowing you to view, print or download the publication.
To search GSWA Catalogue:
1. On the Search tab of the toolbar, click GSWA Catalogue.
The GSWA Catalogue Search wizard opens in the information panel.
2. Select the geometry tool you wish to search with. When you have completed the shape, a Geometry
Captured! message appears.
Shape completed during the search process
3. Click Search Catalogue to start search. The GSWA Catalogue Search Results dialog box should
display whilst the query is in progress.
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4. When the query finishes results will be displayed under the Regional or State Based tabs. The results
can then be exported to a CSV table, copied to the clip board of zoomed to the spatial extent of the
selected Product Title.
5. Scroll the GSWA Catalogue Search Results to the far right and click on the Digital Paper Link to display
the document, map or report.
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An example of a Geoscience Publication provided by the above link to Digital Paper
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WAMEX Search
The WAMEX search tool is a specialized tool which enables you to search both spatially and textually for openfile (public) mineral exploration reports conducted over Western Australia.
To search for mineral exploration reports:
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click WAMEX Search.
The search for WAMEX reports dialog box will display.
2.
From the WAMEX Search dialog box you can now enter the relevant spatial or textual search criteria.
For example to perform a spatial search which will intersect the selected ‘Live and Pending Tenements’
with WAMEX reports.
Select the ‘Live/Pending Tenement’ button in the spatial search section of the
WAMEX Search dialog box.
3.
Start typing the Tenement ID into the text box. NOTE: as you type the Tenement ID a list will appear this
list will be refined as you enter more of the Tenement ID.
Select the tenement you wish to do a search over from the list and select the finish button.
4.
Next select the ‘Search’ button from the main WAMEX Search dialog box.
5.
When the result window appears, it is possible to view the report abstract or the contents of the report by
selecting the ‘Abstract’ or ‘Contents’ button displayed in the results window. It is also possible to ‘Zoom to
all’ results, ‘Zoom to’ a selected record or save the search results as a csv file by selecting the ’Save to
CSV’ button.
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Drillholes search
The Drillholes search tool is a specialized tool which enables you to search both spatially and textually for the
mineral exploration Drillholes sourced from open-file (public) mineral exploration reports conducted over
Western Australia.
To search for Drillholes:
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click Drillholes Search.
The search for Drill holes dialog box will display.
2.
From the Drillholes Search dialog box you can now enter the relevant spatial or textual search criteria.
For example to perform a spatial search which will intersect the selected ‘Live and Pending Tenements’
with Drillholes. Select the ‘Live/Pending Tenement’ button in the spatial search section of the Drillholes
Search dialog box.
3.
Start typing the Tenement ID into the text box. NOTE: as you type the Tenement ID a list will appear this
list will be refined as you enter more of the Tenement ID.
Select the tenement you wish to do a search over from the list and select the finish button.
4.
Next select the ‘Search’ button from the main Drillholes Search dialog box.
5.
When the result window appears, you can save the results to a csv file and you can also download the
data files containing the collar file, down hole geology, geochemistry, and other data submitted.
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Geochemistry search
The geochemistry search tool is a specialized search tool that has been predefined to perform a search of
Company and GSWA geochemistry sites that fall within a spatial area. The tool can also filter results according
to attributes.
To search for GSWA Geochemistry Sites:
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click Geochemistry.
The Search Geochemistry dialog box will display.
2.
Select the GSWA Search radio button.
3.
From the Geochemistry Search dialog box you can now enter the relevant spatial or textual search
criteria. For example to perform a spatial search which will intersect the selected ‘Live and Pending
Tenements’ with Geochemistry. Select the ‘Live/Pending Tenement’ button in the spatial search section of
the Geochemistry Search dialog box.
4.
Start typing the Tenement ID into the text box. NOTE: as you type the Tenement ID a list will appear this
list will be refined as you enter more of the Tenement ID.
Select the tenement you wish to do a search over from the list and select the finish button.
5.
Next select the ‘Search’ button from the main Geochemistry Search dialog box.
6.
When the result window appears, you can choose to download the entire state or just the search area as
defined.
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To search for Company Geochemistry Sites:
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click Geochemistry.
The Search Geochemistry dialog box will display.
2.
3.
Select the Company Search radio button.
From the Geochemistry Search dialog box you can now enter the relevant spatial or textual search criteria.
For example to perform a spatial search which will intersect the selected ‘Live and Pending Tenements’
with Geochemistry. Select the ‘Live/Pending Tenement’ button in the spatial search section of the
Geochemistry Search dialog box.
4.
Start typing the Tenement ID into the text box. NOTE: as you type the Tenement ID a list will appear, this
list will be refined as you enter more of the Tenement ID.
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Select the tenement you wish to do a search over from the list and select the finish button.
5.
Next select the ‘Search’ button from the main Geochemistry Search dialog box.
6.
When the result window appears, you can save the results to a csv file and you can also download the
surface geochemistry data as selected from the search results.
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Explanatory Notes System(ENS) search
The Explanatory Notes System (ENS) search tools are specialized search tools that allow users to perform a
search of the Explanatory Notes database that integrates stratigraphic relationships with links to all tectonic
units and events recognized in Western Australia.
Spatial and textual query interfaces allow customers to produce geoscience reports by selecting a unit, a
generalised parameter (e.g. age, rank, etc.), or an area of interest (by map name or rectangle). If a selected
unit is represented in GeoVIEW.WA, the layer(s) in which it appears are highlighted in a dedicated window.
Reports are available in two formats:
•Unit — for a single unit; colour-coding indicates whether the unit is complete (green tick) or only basic
information is available (red tick)
•Overview — provides a stratigraphically sorted list of the selected unit/event and all its associated child units.
Overview reports are available as a table of contents or as fully expanded reports.
To perform a Lithostratigraphic search of the Explanatory Notes System
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click the ENS Lithstrat Search Tool.
2.
The ENS Lithostratigraphic Unit Search dialog box will display.
3.
From this dialog box you can now enter the relevant spatial or textual search criteria.
4.
For example to perform a search for a particular rock type select the required ‘Rock Type’ eg ‘metaigneous volcanic’ from the dropdown list and then select
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5.
The results window will then provide a summary of the Lithostratigraphic units which meet the search
criteria
Lithostratigraphic Unit Search Results Window
6.
The results window will display information such as unit name, unit code minimum and maximum age
plus information relating to which spatial layer in GeoVIEW.WA the unit exists in. The user also has
the option to zoom to, or pan to the selected unit, or save the results to a csv file.
7.
The Report for the particular unit can be displayed by selecting the ‘unit report’ icon
‘overview report can be displayed by selecting the ‘overview report’
and the
icon.
Example of a Lithostratigraphic Unit Report
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To perform a Tectonic Unit search of the Explanatory Notes System
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click the ENS Tectonics Search Tool.
2.
The ENS Tectonic Search dialog box will display.
3.
From this dialog box you can now enter the relevant spatial or textual search criteria.
4.
For example to perform a spatial search for which Tectonic Units occur on a particular 1:250 000
mapsheet select the required mapsheet eg ‘Ajana’ from the ‘250K Mapsheet’ dropdown list
and then select
5.
The results window will then provide a summary of the Tectonic units which meet the search criteria ie
those which occur on the 1:250 000 Ajana map sheet.
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Tectonic Unit Search Results Window
6.
The results window will display information such as tectonic unit name, tectonic code, parent tectonic
unit, minimum and maximum age, eon/era details and which events have affected the tectonic units.
It also identifies which spatial layer in GeoVIEW.WA the tectonic unit exists in. The user also has the
option to zoom to, or pan to the selected unit, or save the results to a csv file.
7.
The report for the particular unit can be displayed by selecting the ‘unit report’ icon and the ‘overview
report can be displayed by selecting the ‘overview report’
icon.
To perform an Events search of the Explanatory Notes System
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click the ENS Events Search Tool.
2.
The ENS Event Search dialog box will display.
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3.
From this dialog box you can now enter the relevant spatial or textual search criteria.
4.
For example to perform a search for which Events occured in a particular eon/era select the required
eon/era from the Geotime dropdown list eg ‘Paleoarchean’ and then select
5.
The results window will then provide a summary of the Events which meet the search criteria ie those
which occurred in the Paleoarchean era.
Event Search Results Window
6.
The results window will display information such as event name, code, event type, parent event,
minimum and maximum age, and affected tectonic units. It also identifies which spatial layer in
GeoVIEW.WA the particular Event exists in. The user also has the option to zoom to, or pan to the
selected unit, or save the results to a csv file.
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GSWA Geochronology
The Search Geochronology tool is a specialized search tool that has been predefined to perform a search of
Geochronology sites that fall within a map sheet region.
To search for Geochronology Sites:
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click Search Geochronology.
The Search for Geochronology dialog box will display
2.
From the Search for Geochronology dialog box, select the Map Sheet region you wish to search on, for
example 1:100,000 Map Sheet and click the OK.
3.
Enter the Map sheet name, for example “ROCKLEA”. As you type, a list of possible options for this value
displays.
4.
Click OK.
The results of the Geochronology search display in the Results List.
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Tenements by holder
The Search Tenements tool is a specialized search tool that has been predefined to perform a search of Live
and Pending Tenements by Tenement Holder.
To search for Tenements by holder:
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click Tenements by holder.
The Searching for a tenement via holder dialog box will display
2.
From the Searching for a tenement via holder dialog box, type in the holder name you wish to search on,
for example “Nova”.
3.
Click the OK.
The results of the Tenement search display in the Results List.
Mines, Deposits and Prospects by region
The Mines, Deposits and Prospects by region tool is a specialized search tool that has been predefined to
perform a search of Mines, Deposits and Prospects (MINEDEX) by Local Government Authorities, State
Development Regions, Tenements, Mining Inspectorates or Mineral Fields.
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To search for Mines, Deposits and Prospects by region:
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click Minedex Search by region.
The Search Mines, Deposits and Prospects dialog box will display
2.
From the Search for Mines, Deposits and Prospects dialog box, select a region you wish to search from the
drop down list, for example “Tenements”.
3.
Click OK and the Search for Mines, Deposits and Prospects within a Tenement dialog box should appear.
Type in a Tenement ID, for example “ML 235SA” (note: there is a space between the ML and 235A). As
you type, a list of possible options for this value displays.
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4.
Click the OK.
The results of the Search for Mines, Deposits and Prospects within a Tenement display in the Results List
and the map should highlight and pan to the search region.
Historical Mining Tenement Map
The Historical Mining Tenement Map search allows you to find Historical Mining Tenement Maps within a
custom area or geographic region.
To Search for a Historical Mining Tenement Map:
1.
On the Search Tools tab of the toolbar, click Historical Tenement Maps.
The Historical Mining Tenement Map Wizard opens on the screen.
2.
Select the type of search method. For example “Define a custom area”.
3.
Select “Current Extent” or “Custom Geometry”. Current Extent is the map area currently on your
screen. Custom Geometry means you can choice a point, line of polygon to search for Historical Mining
Tenement Maps.
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4.
Select the tool you want to use to draw on the map in order to define the area you want to search. You
should get a “Geometry Captured!” message, then select “ok”.
The results will be displayed in the left hand side of the screen.
Global Search
The Global Search box allows you to search for features from the following map layers.
 Abandoned Mines

Mines, Deposits and Prospects (MINEDEX)

Live Tenements

Core Library Drill Holes and

Mineral Exploration Reports
When you type a word into the Search box and click the Global Search icon, the results start to display in The
Results List immediately, even though the search is continuing in the background. More items display in the
Results List as they are found.
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A sample of features from the Results List
When you are searching a map with more than one layer, the results of the search are grouped by layer in the
Results List, for example, Mineral Exploration Report information will be following MINEDEX information.
Clear Selection
The clear Selection button will unselect or clear all currently selected features. This tool will only function if
there are features selected.
To clear selection features:
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click Clear Selection.
Extract Data
The Extract Data tool makes it possible for you to extract layer data from a particular area on the map. First
you select the layers you want to include, and then define an area of the map from which to extract the data.
During the extract process, you can also define the format of the data you want to use. The data is then
extracted from the map and zipped into a file.
To extract map layer data:
1.
On the Search tab of the toolbar, click Extract Data.
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The Extract Data wizard opens in the information panel.
Layers listed for you to select
2.
From the list in the box, select the layers you want to include.
Use Shift+click or Ctrl+click to select more than one layer.
3.
Click Next.
In this step of the wizard, you select the current map area to extract the data from, or define a custom
area.
Options to select the map area
4.

Click either the polygon or the rectangle icon and then do the following:
If you selected the polygon, drag across the map to start a polygon.
To change direction, click and then drag in a new direction. Shading appears to indicate that the polygon
is filling in the space of the area. Double-click to end the polygon. You do not have to complete the
shape, as long as the shading covers the area, you can double-click and the application completes the
shape for you.
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
If you selected the rectangle, click the map where you want one corner of the area to begin, and then
drag a rectangle to cover the area. Lift your finger off the mouse button to complete the rectangle.
When you have completed the shape, a Geometry Captured! message appears.
Shape completed during the extract process
5.
Click Next.
The application presents Step 3 of the wizard, where you can select the format for your data.
Select the format for the extracted data
6.
Select the format and then click Finish.
Once the data has been extracted, a confirmation message presents a link for you to download the data.
Link to download the extracted data
When you click on the Click to download link, a zip file is downloaded to your computer. You may see
different dialogs depending on your Windows download settings and your browser settings.
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Use the Results List
Once you have a set of search results in the Results List, there are many tools that you can use to work with
these results. You can change the way the results are displayed and show them as a table, or move the whole
panel to the bottom of the map, or select some of the items and put them into a separate list to deal with
later.
The list of search results is just the beginning. Each item in the Results List can be used to find out more
information about that feature and its attributes.
You can display the items in the Results List in two Views:
Toggle between Table View and List View in the Results List
You can use the Results List in the following ways:
To find a feature's attributes, select the feature in the Results List.
The window displays a list of details and attributes about the feature, with links to more information.
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
Feature attributes of an item in the Results List
To display a menu with shortcuts to common tasks, right-click a feature in the Results List.
Right-click to show the Feature Action Menu

To display the results in a table, click Table View.
In Table View, all the results from a particular layer are grouped on a tab with their icon and a label. The
Table View displays both the feature name and attributes so that you can compare features.
When you click on a feature in Table View, the map zooms to that feature on the map.
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Results shown in Table View with tabs for each layer


To export the results of your search to a CSV-formatted file (spreadsheet), click Export to CSV.
To narrow your search results, click Refine Results and uncheck any layers you want to exclude from the
Results List.
Refine Results dialog box listing layers to uncheck

To display a menu with shortcuts to common tasks, right-click a feature in the Results List.

To select several items from the Results and add them to a separate list so that you can review them, click
the star icon
separate list.
beside that feature in either List or Table View. Each item you select is added to a

To see the list of results that you have selected, click View Selected.

To change the position of the Results List to below the map, click the Wide icon at the top of the
Information Panel.
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Click the Wide icon to reposition the Results List below the map
Map Feature – Links Tab: Opens a tab with links to download or access to other systems such as Tengraph.
Note: not all map layers provide links to downloads or access to other systems. The Links tab will only be
available where applicable.
A map feature (Geophysics Surveys & Tenement) showing Links tab
National Virtual Core Library (NVCL) data
The Hylogger Drillholes layer displays the locations of company holes drilled in Western Australia and released
by the company for public viewing. Currently being captured, the dataset will grow as new core becomes
available publicly and core images are subsequently scanned using the Hylogger core scanner.
When the information tool returns an NVCL record in the result pane it can be used to open the same tabbed
form as all others with Details and Attributes tabs. The Details tab will show four available hypertext links.
Tabbed information window of selected NVCL drill hole
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Mosaic
This image service will return a mosaic image(s) stored within the NVCL database of the selected borehole.
Mosaic Image of all trays for one bore hole
Tray Images
This image service will return the actual tray images stored within the NVCL database from a Mosaic Tray
Thumbnail image. The first opening window will open similar to the mosaic image but each tray can be clicked
to open a high resolution image of that tray.
Tray image for one a section of bore hole
The Spectral Geologist (TSG) data files download
This data download service when initiated will prepare TSG files from the NVCL database and makes them
available for download. The user must provide a valid email address and will be presented with the option to
include Linescan data (imagery) or whether Observations and Measurements (XML data) are provided in the
download. By not selecting Linescan data this will significantly reduce the size of the download but will not
make available the highest resolution images.
TSG data files download screen
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How to download Airborne Geophysics Surveys
It is possible to download Geophysics data from “Open Files” in the Registered Survey map layer under the
Airborne Geophysics group.
1.
Select your area of interest from the Registered Survey Layer under the Airborne Geophysics Surveys
group. This can be done by using any of the Identify Tools or using either the Simple Query or
Advanced Query Builder.
2.
Switch on the Results panel if not in view and click on a survey from the list in the panel.
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3.
The Feature Details window should now display, select the Links tab and click Thumbnail to get a
preview of the survey area or click on the Download Data hyperlink.
4.
If you clicked on the Download Data link you should be presented with a File Download dialog. Click on
the Save button to save the compressed zip file to a location of your choice.
5.
Navigate to where you saved this zip file and unzip the file to extract and view the contents.
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Help & Feedback Tab
The Help & Feedback tab of the toolbar contains tools to provide a link to the Quick Reference document, a link
to the User Guide document and to submit a feedback email for any queries, problems and suggestions relating
to GeoVIEW.WA.
Help & Feedback tab of the toolbar
The tools in this tab are grouped into these sections:

Help: Quick Reference and User Guide tools

Feedback: Feedback tools
Use this tool...
To...
Open the quick reference document. A printer friendly document with diagrams of each
tool and a brief description of the function.
Open the User Guide document for more detailed descriptions and functionality of the tool
tabs and tools. Also provides step by step guides on how to perform common tasks.
Submit an email in relation to any queries, data and software issues or any suggestions to
the GeoVIEW.WA support staff.
Open the Acknowledgment document to view the layers supplied by other agencies.
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The Information Pane
The information pane is a multi-use panel that displays many kinds of data. At times, for example when using
the Extract Layer tools, it turns into a wizard that steps you through multiple pages. When you do a search or
use the Identify tools, the results of the search or selection display in the information pane and it is then
referred to as the Results List. When you activate map layers, the panel is referred to as the Map Layers list or
the Layer List.
To resize the information pane, hover over the divider until your cursor changes to a double arrow and then
drag left or right.
Cursor changes to a double arrow
Each tool that uses the information panel has an icon. As you work with a map and use different tools, their
icons remain in the toolbar at the bottom of the pane so that you can quickly return to that tool by clicking its
icon.
Information panel with multiple kinds of data displayed
The Results List
One of the main functions of the information panel is to display search results, or list selected features when
you use an Identify tool. When you use these tools, any results are listed in the information panel and the title
bar changes to Results. In this mode, the panel is referred as the Results List.
Map Layers/Layer List
Another important list that appears in the information panel is Map Layers, which is sometimes referred to as
the Layer List.
Map Layers open when you click the arrow
beside the I Want To menu or select Turn map data on/off
from the I Want To menu.
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Show layers from the I want to… menu
Show Layers tool
Because maps often have many layers, the layers in Map Layers are organized into groups that you can
collapse and expand. When you first open the Map Layer, some groups may be open while others are closed.
Similarly, some layers may be visible on the map while others are not. Beside each layer or layer group, there
is a checkbox that is used to turn a layer on
or off
. Beside layer group, there is a Plus icon
or Minus
icon
that you use to expand or collapse the layers inside the group. Expanding and collapsing groups does
not change which layers are visible on the map; it simply helps you stay organized. The transparency slider
beside some layers makes it possible to make that layer transparent so that you can see other layers through
them.
Layer group open
Layer is on but
not visible at the
current scale
Layer on
Layer off
Layer group closed
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Layers listed in groups
Use Layers
Layers contain all the data in a web map, so knowing how layers function is essential.
Map Layers in the information panel
To change the visibility of layers on the map:
1.
To turn a layer on
or off
, click the checkbox in front of that layer.
Layers with text that is pale gray are not visible at the current scale.
2.
To zoom directly to where a layer is visible, click that layer in the list, and then click Zoom To Visible
Scale.
Click Zoom To Visible Scale in the Layer Actions menu
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3.
To zoom to an extent that is just large enough to include all the layer's features, click the layer to open the
Layer Actions menu, and then click Zoom to Extent.
This is different from the Zoom to Full Extent tool in the Getting Around tab of the toolbar, which zooms
out as far as possible.
4.
To make a layer transparent,
Right click the layer, there will be a slider bar..
Drag the transparency slider to the left.
In the example above the Special Category Lands layer changed to 40% transparency
5.
To quickly filter the list of layers to show only the one you want to see, start to type the name into the
Filter box.
The Map Layers list updates as you type to show only the layers that match your filter word.
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Use the Filter box to list only layers you want to see
Filtering the layers in the Map Layers panel does not affect the visibility of the layers on the map, but it
does make it easier to find a particular layer or reduce the number of layers if you are working with a long
list of layers.
I want to… Menu
When the map first opens, this menu is a button on the map
. When you click the down arrow,
the I want to… menu displays a list of tools that are used often. Essentially, this menu is a shortcut to the
tasks that you are likely to want to do more often than others.
I Want To menu - open
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The Context Menu
The context menu opens when you right-click on the map. The options you see in the context menu may
change depending on the map you are using or where on the screen you click.
Context menu options
The default options in the context menu include:

Center Map Here: Centers the current view of the map at the point that you right-clicked.

What's Here: Lists all the features at the point on the map that you clicked.

Draw a Point: Draws a point where you clicked.

Add Some Text: Opens a text box at the place you right-clicked so that you can type in the text you want
to add.

Export a Map Image: Opens the Export a Map Image dialog box for you to choose the format that you
want to use when you export the map.

Open Google Street View Here: Opens the Google Street View image of the point on the map where you
right-clicked.
Google Street View opened at the point on the map that was clicked
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The Overview Map
The Overview map is a small view of the full map showing the current view as a blue square. Seeing the
current view in relation to the whole map helps you orient yourself on the overall map.
Overview map open in the bottom right corner of the map
To open the Overview map:
1.
Click the arrow icon
in the bottom right corner of the map.
To close the Overview map:
1.
Click the arrow in the top left corner of the Overview map.
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Open and Close the Information Panel
The information panel displays many different sets of information depending on what you have selected on the
map. It displays the results of searches or the list of layers on the map and it is often a gateway to finding
more information about the features on the map.
To open the information panel:
Click the arrow to the left of the I want to… menu
.
To close or hide the information panel:
Click the arrow
to the left of the I want to… menu.
When you hide the information panel, the data displayed is not deleted so you can refer to it again when you
open the panel. When you exit the application completely, the data is cleared from the information panel.
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View Features and Attributes
Because web maps contain so much information, it is important to know how to display it. For example, you
may want to find what Geological information is available for a particular Tenement area.
To see information about a feature:
1.


2.
Do one of the following:
Right-click the feature and select What’s Here.
or
Click Point Identify on the Toolbar, and then click a feature on the map.
A list of features at that location displays in the Results panel.
Click a feature in the Results list to display a map tip with details about that feature.
Point Identify used to find information about a feature on the map
The map tip contains the following links:

Add To Selected: Selects this feature and adds it to the list in the Results panel so that you can return
to it later.

View Additional Details: Opens a window with more detailed information on this feature including links
that allow you to zoom or pan to the feature, create a report, copy the feature and add it to the Results
list.
View Additional Details window with detailed information and links
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View the Map Legend
When the Map Layers are open in the Information panel, you can quickly toggle between the map legend and
the Map Layers by clicking the button at the bottom of the panel.
When Map Layers are listed, the button displays as
.
When the Map Legend is listed, the button displays as
.
What you see in the Legend list depends on the map and the layers that are available, as well as what extent
you are zoomed into.
Map Layers displayed in the Map Layers panel
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Map Legend displayed in the Map Layers panel
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Appendix
About GIS and Computerized Maps
What is GIS?
A Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data to capture, manage, analyze,
and display geographic information. Many organizations use GIS to examine data, answer questions, solve
problems and most importantly, make informed decisions in thousands of different situations. For example,
government organizations such as DMP (Department of Mines and Petroleum) use GIS to track a host of
different data from Geological boundaries, Mineral Exploration data to Mining and Petroleum Tenement
information and situate this information on maps. One very large benefit of computerized maps is that they can
quickly combine information from different sources or layers and display them on the same map.
Example
Let's imagine a Prospector would like to locate his/her Tenement and would like to view all Abandoned Mines,
Mines, Deposits and Prospects and some Geology over the area. He/she could create a map with the following
layers:

Tenements Live.

Abandoned Mines Inventory.

Mines, Deposits and Prospects.

1:500 000 Geology.

Topography (Towns & Roads).
With this information, it would be possible to quickly locate the Tenement, if there any Abandoned Mines and
the location of all existing Mines, Deposits and Prospects. These layers can also be supplemented with the
1:500 000 Interpreted Bedrock Geology of the state and some Topography.
Information in Computerized Maps
The key to understanding how computerized maps work, is to understand how the information in the map is
structured.
Layers, Features and Attributes
Information in web-based maps is separated into layers. Each layer can have a different set of information. For
example, if you were wanting to keep track of Geological data, you could have one layer that showed Bedrock
Geology, and another layer for Linear Structures, and yet another for Tectonic Units.
Each layer of the map has features on it, for example the Linear Structures on the Linear Structures layer and
Tectonics on the Tectonics layer. Each single feature (Tectonics) has information about it in the form of
attributes, for example, what is the name of the Tectonic Unit, it’s Lithology, age range, etc. So, although any
one unit may be only a polygon on the map, that polygon contains information about all the attributes of that
Tectonic Unit. If you think about all the Geology on any map, plus the Geology types, Structures, Bedrock and
all their attributes, that is a lot of information.
How is all this information stored in a map? Actually, the information is stored in a database but because this is
a computerized map, it can access information from multiple databases if it needs to.
Let's return to the single Tectonic unit and its attributes. If we had to track all the information about a unit, we
would enter it in a spreadsheet or database as a single record. Each category of information, for example
“TECTONIC NAME”, is called a Field.
Single Record in a Database
TECTONIC CODE TECTONIC NAME
IP-xs-b-PNC
Cadda Terrace
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Sedimentary and volcanic rocks
PARENT NAME
Perth Basin
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The attributes for a number of Tectonic Units would look like this in the database:
Multiple Records in a Database
TECTONIC CODE TECTONIC NAME
LITHOLOGY
PARENT NAME
IP-xs-b-PNC
Cadda Terrace
Sedimentary and volcanic rocks Perth Basin
P_M-xs-b-MO
Moora Group
Sedimentary and volcanic rocks Pinjarra Orogen
APN-xm-g-YSW
South West Terrane Igneous and metamorphic rocks Yilgarn Craton
IP-xs-b-PEE
Beermullah Trough
IP-xs-b-PND
Dandaragan Trough Sedimentary and volcanic rocks Perth Basin
Sedimentary and volcanic rocks Perth Basin
The entire Tectonic units for the state, would look something like this:
Mapping Locations
This ability to add spatial data and information (attributes) is the foundation of GIS. A GIS tells us not just
where something is but also what it is. Computers make GIS possible as a computer can link maps to a
database of information. By using a computer, we can have hundreds of fields (different attributes) for millions
of records.
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About Web-Based Maps
Paper maps tell you a few things about something on the map but web-based maps are far more powerful, as
they allow you to interact with them.
Some of the ways you can interact with a web-based map include:

Pan and zoom to areas of interest.

Search for specific features on a map.

Display additional information about the features shown on a map.

Measure the length and area of features.

Make annotations on a map.

Save a specific map with annotations to use later.

Print and create reports on features and information contained within the map.

Share your map with others.
As different as this is from a paper-based map, it is just the beginning. Because a web-based map is a
computerized map, it is possible to perform complex tasks using the information inside them. Previously, these
complex tasks were only possible for people trained to use geographic information systems (GIS) but the
arrival of web-based maps like Google and Bing maps has brought this information into the mainstream. So
now, instead of using a paper-based map that only tells you a few things about each feature on a map, a GIS
can tell you hundreds.
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About Layers
Web maps separate information into layers. This means that you can show or hide information on the map by
activating or deactivating layers. It also means that you can have multiple layers of information on a single
web map.
A map layer is really a category of information like Operating Mines, Linear Structures or Bedrock Geology. Any
information can be represented on a layer but to make it easier to read, the information is represented in
simplified abstract ways. For example an Operating Mine would be represented as a point, a Linear Structure
as a line and Bedrock Geology as polygons. Like any computerized image, the features on a layer can be
represented in two ways - Vector or Raster.
Vector Layers
In vector layers, features are usually represented as points, lines, and polygons.
Points: Points are used to show where a feature is when its physical shape is not important (for
example, Operating Mines).
Lines: Lines are used to represent features that are continuous (for example, the Linear Structures in
a Structures layer).
Polygon: A polygon is a solid, multi-sided shape. Polygons are used to represent features that occupy
an area. Everything inside the boundary of the polygon is one record and has the attributes of that
record (for example, Bedrock Geology in the 1:500 000 Geology layer).
Vector layers using points, lines and polygons
Some other layers terms are coverages, themes, or shapefiles, which are simply names for a types of layer.
Raster layers
Raster layers are made up of pixels in a grid. Web maps that are images, often have a raster layer, as this is
how digital photos are stored. Raster images do not have attributes attached to their features although a pixel
can contain a single value like the color of a roof tile, or the measure of hurricane force at a particular location.
Raster layer made up of pixels
Some base maps look like vector layers but are actually tiled raster images. Tiled images are used because
they display faster and deliver a good combination of layers for providing context and orientation. If your base
map has raster layers, you cannot turn the layers off and on.
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About Map Themes
In some maps, layers that contain similar information are grouped into a specific theme of related data. For
example, all the layers that involve Petroleum including Petroleum Titles, Pipelines and Applications could be
grouped into a map theme called Petroleum Information. You could also have a Map Theme that shows mostly
layers about Geology and Geoscience. As each map theme may contain a complex set of layers, it saves you
the effort of selecting the layers manually, making it possible to quickly switch between very different sets of
data.
When you select a map theme, the layers in the Map Layers panel also change. You can still turn layers in a
Map Theme on or off as you normally would.
Layers in the Layer List change
to reflect the new Map Theme
Map Themes make it possible to quickly flip between different predefined layer sets
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About Map Features
Features are the collection of items found on one map layer. Each feature has a number of information
attributes. For example, if you were looking at a Tenement layer that shows current Mining Tenement data,
each Tenement is a feature. Attributes of a Tenement feature may include:

The ID number of the tenement;

The type of tenement;

The survey status of the tenement;

The status of the tenement;

The number and name of tenement holders;

The start and end date of the tenement;

The grant date of the tenement; or

The area of the tenement.
A map feature (Tenement) with its attributes
Map Feature – Links Tab: Opens a tab with links to download or access to other systems such as Tengraph.
Note: not all map layers provide links to downloads or access to other systems. The Links tab will only be
available where applicable.
A map feature (Geophysics Surveys & Tenement) showing Links tab
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About Map Scales
The Map Scale box and Scale Bar are for navigation only, and may not be completely accurate. Without
information about the size of your monitor or device, it is impossible to accurately provide a ratio scale. Any
scale error is more pronounced if you have a large monitor or a projector with a very low resolution, or if you
have a small monitor at a very high resolution. A 17" monitor running at a resolution of 800x600 or 1024x768
represents the scale more accurately.
Some maps have limits on the scales at which you can view the data, and some layers and map labels may
only appear at certain scales. If the layer you need is unavailable at your current map scale, zoom in until the
layer becomes available.
How Scale Works
When you zoom in, the scale of the map gets larger. A large-scale map covers a smaller land area than a small
scale map. A map that is zoomed in to a small town is large scale, whereas a map of Western Australia is small
scale.
The reason is that scale is a ratio. In other words, 1:10 means that one unit on the map represents ten units in
the real world. In this case - 1:10 - the map is one-tenth the size of the real world. Because it is a ratio, it
doesn't matter if the units are centimeters, metres, or any other units. If you have a 1:100 000 map, the map
is 1/100 000 the size of the actual place and 1/100 000 is a much smaller fraction (or ratio, or scale) than
1/10.
A larger scale equals greater detail.
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