Clearing the Browser Cache
Some problems you might experience with NatureMaps such as; site loading and performance, layers failing to draw, and issues with print outputs can be resolved by simply clearing the cache in your browser.
Use the steps in the guides below for the browser(s) that you use
Coastal Oblique Photographs
Naturemaps has a comprehensive catalog of oblique coastal photography. These are a great way to understand a section of coastline.
These can be found in the Photo Centres and Flight Lines theme and - turn on Oblique Photographs. Click on a feature point on the map to open the photo.
Uploading Mark-up from previous versions of NatureMaps (Zipped Shapefile [.zip])
Mark-up saved in previous versions of NatureMaps can be loaded in to the current version. Using the Load Zipped Markup from old NatureMaps tool in the I want to... menu, select the .zip file from your destop and the layer will be loaded in to your current map.
This tool can also be used to load zipped Shapefiles created in other GIS software.
Saving a NatureMaps project
Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to save a NatureMaps project for future use. This feature will be available in a later release of NatureMaps.
NatureMaps 3.0 has no time-out limit, meaning your session will remain active indefinitely and there is no need to save your progress.
Can I upload data from my GPS?
Yes - using the Load GPX file tool in the I want to... menu, select the .gpx file from your destop and the layer will be loaded in to your current map.
What is the date of the imagery?
The imagery base layer is a mosaic of imagery, using the latest available imagery at the highest resolution for any given area. Imagery dates will therefore vary accross the state.
Can I select features in a given area (e.g. NPWSA Reserve)?
- Draw a polygon (freehand or polygon) around the area you require using the Draw tool in the Tools menu.
- Create a query (using the Query tool from the Tools menu) for the layer you which to select from and set the Spatial Filter to All Polygon Drawings.
- The query results will highlight all features from the selected layer that fall within your markup and present in a table format.
- Note: if you have already drawn a polygon, this will also be used unless it is deleted.
Topographic overlay for Imagery baselayer
The 1:50,000 Topographic data can be overlayed on the Imagery baselayer, creating a handy reference.
To do this, turn in the Imagery baselayer, then the Topographic Overlay layer (Overlays theme) in the Layers page Information Panel.