Plot telephone pole locations online with attribute data

Structure of telecommunication networks are complex and create large quantities of geographically dispersed data. Consider you are a data engineer working in the telecommunication sector who wants to plot telephone pole locations with its attribute data to keep the track for its operations and maintenance. The attribute data added with the plotted locations can help you to observe information associated with each telephone pole and maybe embed this map on the department website.

GIS technology is advancing in various field including the telecommunications sector to build maps and perform GIS analysis. Limited GIS software are available that provides services in both creating maps and hosting them on websites. GIS mapping enables people working in telecommunication sectors to enhance network planning, deployment, maintenance, operations, and even sales and marketing.

IGISMap gives powerful tool sets to create interactive maps of locations and geospatial features associated with any applications based on social services, business analysis, scientific research etc. Using the tools in the IGISMap application, we can track, maintain and analyze the telephone poles. IGISMap is a web platform providing multiple GIS applications that are most important in the field of geospatial analytics. GIS tools of IGISMap application allows users to Add Data, Create Data, Map Data, Style Data, Process Data, Analyze Data and also help users to Share Data privately or publicly

How to plot Telephone pole locations online with Attributes?

Create Point Data tool of IGISMap is a powerful GIS tool to plot point vector data to represent locations and point objects with latitude and longitude value. Using this online tool, we can plot the locations of telephone poles and can add the attribute data to each location of the data created.

Telephone pole locations
Telephone pole locations

 

To navigate to the IGISMap Create Point Data tool, click the below link

https://map.igismap.com/add-points

Create Point Data tool
Create Point Data tool

Add name and attribute fields for your GIS data

Add Data Information
Add Data Information

In this section, let’s add the data name as Telephone pole in the text box. Next step is to add attribute fields to store information about the telephone pole in tabular format. Add Pole Id, Network location and Volts supply in the attribute name field.

For the Pole Id field, let’s give ‘Null’ as the default value, thus every time a telephone pole location is plotted, if there is no information added to the location of telephone pole, Null will be saved for that pole location.

Add Telephone pole locations information
Add Telephone pole location information

Start Plotting Points for Telephone Pole Locations

After saving the data information, Add Points section opens to start plotting points of the telephone pole locations. Three methods are available to plot the locations, that are: (1) Drop points, (2) Search Address, (3) Lat-Long values.

Drop points let us drop a pin at the desired location on the map. Zoom to the location of the telephone pole and click to add the pin.

Add points
Add points – Drop points

Search Address option opens a search address box, where you can enter an address and choose the right option from the dropdown list, then click the Plot button to plot a point on that location.

add points
Add points-Search address

Lat Lon Values will open two boxes to enter latitude and longitude values of the location you want to plot, Plot Location button in this option will plot a pin at the location you have entered.

add points
Add points- Lat Long values

Every time when a point gets plotted, the popup will open to enter the attribute values in each attribute field for that ATM location. Click the Submit button to Submit the save the attribute entries. You can choose to delete the point you plotted by clicking the Delete Point button. Else you can click Skip to close the popup. You can disable the default opening of this popup using the toggle button.

But we can open this popup anytime while plotting, by simply clicking on an existing pin.

Note: If the Drop Points option is active for dropping pins, it should be unselected for selecting the plotted pins to open the attribute popup.

After plotting every desired Telephone pole location for your data, click the Save and Publish button to publish your data in the map.

Review and edit the datatable of the telephone pole locations

After publishing Telephone poles, Show/Edit Datatable section will be opened. Here you can edit the attribute values entered for each point location after clicking button in the datatable along each row in the datatable. You can also choose to delete a point by clicking button.

Show datatable
Show Datatable
Edit Datatable
Edit Datatable

In Layer Fields, if you need to add any additional attribute data then click on add button to add the attribute data to the existing data table. It opens Add field pop up where you can add the Attribute Name and Float label to the datatable.

Add Field
Add Field
Add Field
Add Field

Options to edit or delete the attribute fields are also available in this step along with the option to add new attribute fields to this data. If you thought of adding more points to the data of Telephone poles, select the Back button to go to the Add Points section, where you can add more points and make changes to the already published data. 

Option to update the datatable as a bulk is available in this section, where the whole datatable can be downloaded in Excel format using Download Datatable button to make the changes outside IGISMap, then upload the edited/updated spreadsheet file using Upload Datatable button and integrate with the same point data of telephone pole locations. 

After making all the changes in the datatable, let’s move to the styling section by clicking the Next button.

Style Your Telephone Pole Points

A map will become more meaningful if appropriate icons and colors are used to visualize the spatial features of the map. Within IGISMap styling options, Bubble Style and Icon Style are provided for point GIS data. 

In Icon Styling, IGISMap provides two more options – Basic and Category styling. Basic Style will provide an appropriate pin icon for styling the telephone pole points and apply it on the Telephone poles data as follows.

Basic Icon style
Basic Icon style

Another style is the Category Icon styling, where users can select the category on the basis of which styling is added to the point data. For example, if the user selects maintenance attribute as a categorical option, style is changed to symbol using those items.

category icon style
Category Icon style

Bubble style is used to visualize the data quantitatively based on the numerical fields in the datatable. We can assign the size and color of the bubble for each class of values.

Bubble style
Bubble style

Click on Save Style option to save the Bubble style option for the added points.

It’s done! Now if the user wants to add more points, click on Create more points on the layer option. If the user wants to create a new layer, select Create New Layer option.

points added successfully
Points added successfully

After the point GIS data of telephone pole locations is published in the name Telephone poles, More option beside the data provides list of other features. They can be used for adding more points, showing the legend in the map, editing the style and more.

Map the locations of slums for social welfare activities – Embed the map on your website

On one fine day, people from a well reputed Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) contacted us about how we can locate slum areas. This NGO works for social welfare activities such as food, clothes, water supply, drainage, etc. for the people who live in slums. They basically wanted a web map for slum locations where they can provide the above social services and keep track of various details to those locations through visualization and spatial analysis.

The use of GIS technology is advancing in the field of information and computer science as demand for maps and geospatial analysis has become important in both public and private sectors. There is limited GIS software that provides services in both creating maps and hosting them on websites. IGISMap gives powerful tool sets to create interactive maps of locations and geospatial features associated with any applications based on social services, business analysis, scientific research etc. Using the tools of IGISMap, we can manage, analyze, and visualize slum areas where monitoring and management is required. IGISMap is a web platform providing multiple GIS applications that are most important in the field of geospatial analytics. GIS tools of IGISMap application allows users to Add Data, Create Data, Map Data, Style Data, Process Data, Analyze Data and also help users to Share Data privately or publicly.

IGISMap application has Create Point Data tool which can be used to plot locations and point objects as point vector data model. By using the Create Point Data tool let’s discuss how we can map the slum locations like the following.

Slum Locations
Final Map of Slum Locations

To navigate to the IGISMap application, a link to refer is provided here. https://map.igismap.com
User needs to follow some steps to reach the Create Point Data tool:

  • Sign up with your email Id and password after navigating to the above link.
  • Login using the same details on the IGISMap application.
  • After you log in, the user will be navigated to the dashboard where the user can click on the Create Point Data tool present on the screen. It will allow users to add points of slum locations using the Create Point Data tool.
IGISMap Dashboard
IGISMap Dashboard

Add the Name and Attribute fields for your GIS data

In this section, let’s add the data name  as Slum in the text box. Next step is to add attribute fields which store information about the slum locations in the form in tabular format. Let’s add ‘id’, ‘Location’ and ‘Service’ as the attribute fields in the data table.

For the Service field, let’s give ‘Null’ as the default value, thus every time a slum location is plotted, if no value like food, clothing, drainage is added for the Service field, Null will be saved for that slum location.

Add Name and Attribute Fields
Add Name and Attribute Fields

Start plotting points for the slum locations

After saving the data information, Add Points section opens to start plotting points of the slum locations. Three methods are available to plot the locations, that are: (1) Drop points, (2) Search Address, (3) Lat-Long values.

  • Drop points let us drop a pin at the desired location on the map. Zoom to the location of the slum and click to add the pin.
Drop Points
Drop Points

Using this popup, you can add the attribute details or delete the point if it is not necessary. The option skip can be used if we don’t need to make any changes.

  • Search Address option opens a search address box, where you can enter an address and choose the right option from the dropdown list, then click the Plot button to plot a point on that location.
Add Points - Search Address
Add Points – Search Address
  • Third option is to enter coordinates of the locations to plot the location of the slum. Add the latitude and longitude value in the boxes and then point gets added to the base map.
Enter Coordinate of the Location
Enter Coordinate of the Location

You can control the flow of adding pins by using the Enable/Disable toggle button. Enabling this option will open the popup to edit the attribute details every time a point feature gets plotted. You can also open this popup by simply clicking on the desired pin.

After plotting the points, if some points need to be moved from one location to another, that can be done by clicking on the point and just moving to any desired location. 

Note: If the Drop Points option is active for dropping pins, it should be unselected for selecting the plotted pins to open the attribute popup.

After the locations of desired slum locations are plotted and necessary changes are applied, click Save and Publish option to publish the slum locations in the name Slum.

Review and edit the datatable of the slum data

After the user clicks on the Save and Publish option, the Show/Edit Datatable section will open. Attribute fields and attribute values of each location can be edited, updated or deleted in section.

Option to update the datatable as a bulk is available in this section, where the whole datatable can be downloaded in Excel format using Download Datatable button to make the changes outside IGISMap, then upload the edited/updated spreadsheet file using Upload Datatable button and integrate with the same point data of slum locations.

Show/Edit Datatable
Show/Edit Datatable

In this option, we can edit the Slum locations and also make the necessary changes in the attribute data. If some user wants to add data to this existing datatable that can be done using the upload datatable option. Download datatable wil help the user to save the necessary information added for the reference.

Here the option for Back is present, which can help users to go back at adding points or Next option to proceed further.

Styling the slum location points

A map will become more meaningful if appropriate icons and colors are used to visualize the spatial features of the map. In IGISMap styling options, Bubble Style and Icon Style are provided for point GIS data.

In Icon Styling, IGISMap provides two more options – Basic and Category styling. For now, let’s make it simple by providing an appropriate pin icon for styling the ATM location points and apply it on the Slums data as follows.

Edit Style
Edit Style

Another style is the categorial style, where users can select the category on the basis of which styling is added to the point data. For example, if the user selects Supply attribute as a categorical option, style is changed to symbol using those items.

Bubble style is used to visualize the data quantitatively based on the numerical fields in the datatable. We can assign the size and color of the bubble for each class of values.

Click on Save Style option to save the Styling options of added points.

Data Added

It’s done! Now if the user wants to add more points, click on Create more points on the layer option, which will then direct you back to the Add Points section.

Add Points
Add Points

If the user wants to create a new layer, select Create New Layer option.

Embed your slum locations map in a website

As the data is created completely and styles appropriately, let’s embed the map of Slums in a website. For this, click the button at the top right, where you will reach the UI to control the sharing of this map.

Share Map
Share Map

After the share map components are enabled and disabled as desired, click Next button to proceed to the step for copying the iframe link to embed in a website.

Embed Map
Embed Map
Iframe link
Iframe link

Copy the link from the popup and attach it to your website. Thus the map will be available as interactive as below.

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Map habitat locations of endangered animals & keep track of their living

Wilderness without wildlife is just scenery
-Lois Crisler

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) states that endangered species are the species of plant or animal that are seriously at the risk of extinction. In this time of data revolution, data analytics plays a huge role in the field of environmental science and atmospheric studies. Keeping the record of the habitat locations of endangered species and observing the variations in their environmental factors will help the authorities to study the causes that threaten the life of these species. These observations can be further useful to prevent global extinction by rehabilitating their populations and restoring habitats. In the article we create point vector data in GIS tool.

GIS technology is an effective tool for managing, analyzing, and visualizing wildlife data to target areas where monitoring and managing is required. GIS technology helps in tracking the migration patterns, mapping biodiversity, and habitat suitability models which provide analysis for animals to locate their habitat locations in suitable environmental conditions. 

There are a lot of GIS applications available but IGISMap meets the requirements of the user to perform various GIS operations such as creating point, line, or polygon data; point to polygon conversion; splitting and merging the polygon; conversion between different file formats and much more. Consider a wildlife conservationist who wants to map the habitat locations of endangered animals in India and keep track of their numbers and other environmental factors of their living such as temperature, precipitation, food, water, etc. Create Point Data tool of IGISMap can be used to plot locations and point objects as a point vector data model.

Map habitat locations of endangered species

Users can rely on the Create Point data tool of IGISMap application to plot the habitat locations of endangered animals, like the following.

Final Map of Habitat Locations - Create Point Vector Data
Final Map of Habitat Locations

More information based on these locations can be added as attributes in the datatable. Attribute information in the datatable can be queried using the Proximity Analysis tool of IGISMap. Let’s look into the steps on how the habitat location map can be created and further used for the protection of endangered animals.

To navigate to the IGISMap Create Point Vector Data tool, click the below link

https://map.igismap.com/add-points

Add the Name and Attribute Fields for Your GIS Data

In this section, users can add the name of the data as “Endangered animals”. Next step is to add attribute fields to store other information about the habitat location point. Here lets add Animal, Place and Number as the attribute fields.

The default value added for the field Number can be given as Null. Thus if the attribute value to this field is left blank for any location, Null will be saved. Click Save to add the data information of habitat locations of tigers.

Add Data Information
Add Data Information

Adding the points of habitat locations of endangered animals

After saving the data information, the adding point option will pop up.The points in the IGISMap can be added in three different ways: (1) Drop points, (2) Search Address, (3) Lat-Long values.

  • Drop points can add habitat locations of tigers in the form of pins. Zoom to the location on the base map. And add the specific point by left clicking on the mouse and the point gets plotted.
Drop Points
Drop Points

Everytime when a point gets plotted, a popup will open to enter the attribute values in each attribute field of the habitat locations. Click the Submit button to Submit and save the attribute entries. You can choose to delete the point you plotted by clicking the Delete Point button. Else you can click Skip to close the popup. You can disable the default opening of this popup using the toggle button.

  • Next way of adding point data is using the Search Address option, for example, search uttarakhand in the search box and click the plot option.
Search Address
Search Address
  • Third option is using the Latitude Longitude values to add the habitat location of the endangered animals in Karnataka. Add the latitude and longitude value in the boxes and the point gets added to the base map.
Enter Latitude and Longitude - Create Point Vector Data
Enter Coordinate of the Location

After plotting the points, if some points need to be shifted/moved from one location to another that can be done by clicking on the point and just moving to any desired location.

Note: If the Drop Points option is active for dropping pins, it should be unselected for selecting the plotted pins to open the attribute popup.

After making all the changes, click on the Save and Publish button to publish the GIS data of habitat locations.

Review and Edit the Datatable of the Slum Data

After the user clicks on the Save and Publish option, the Show/Edit Datatable section opens. Attribute fields and attribute values of each location can be edited, updated or deleted in section.

Option to update the data table as bulk is available in this section. Here the whole datatable can be downloaded in Excel format using Download Datatable button. And to make the changes outside IGISMap, then upload the edited/updated spreadsheet file using Upload Datatable button. Further, integrate with the same point data of habitat locations.

Show/Edit Datatable
Show/Edit Datatable

Here the Back button is present for going back to the Add Points section to add more points or click Next option to proceed further.

Styling The Habitat Location Points Of Endangered Species

In this section, users can use different styling options for the pin. The Basic Icon styling options are shown below, where the user can select any of the styles.

Basic Icon Styling
Basic Icon Styling

Another style is the Category Icon styling, where users can select the category on the basis of which styling is added to the point data. For example, if the user selects Supply attribute as a categorical option, style is changed to symbol using those items.

Category Icon Styling - Create Point Vector Data
Category Icon Styling

Bubble style is used to visualize the data quantitatively based on the numerical fields in the datatable. We can assign the size and color of the bubble for each class of values.

Bubble Styling
Bubble Styling

It’s done! Now if the user wants to add more points, click on Create more points on the layer option. If the user wants to create a new layer, select Create New Layer option.

After the point GIS data of habitat location is published in the name Endangered animals, More option beside the data provides list of other features. They can be used to adding more points, show the legend in the map, editing the style and more.

More options
More options

Embedding Map In Your Website

As the data is created completely and styled appropriately, let’s embed the map of habitat locations on a website. For this, click the button at the top right, where you will reach the UI to control the sharing of this map.

Share Map
Share Map

After the share map components are enabled and disabled as desired. Click Next button to proceed to the step for copying the iframe link to embed in a website.

Embed Map
Embed Map
HTML Iframe Link
HTML Iframe Link

Copy the link from the popup and attach it to your website.