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​​​November 2017
22/11/2017

New Functions & Features

A number of new functions and features have been included in this release, including;
  • Addition of an 'OR' Operator to the Query and Filter tools.
  • ​​Search for available layers from the  Table of Contents
  • ​Enhancements and improvements to labelling and symbolisation.​
  • ​Ability for a user to change the drawing order of layers.
See updated Help Document for more details.


Additional Datasets
The most recent and historical Generalised Land Use layers are now available.  These are located under the ​Tenure and Land Use|Generalised Land Use (Valuer General) ​folder.


March 2017

30/03/2017

New Find Tools

Additional tools have been added to the Find Tools Tab. See Help Guide​​ for further details.
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Labelling and Symbolisation

There are some new options available from the Layer Action Menu.

Using the Customise Label option users can apply and customise a label for features in a layer based on available fields. A user can quickly turn default or customised labels on and off by clicking on the Toggle labels option.​

Using the Layer Visualisation option users can re-symbolise a layer and create a custom layer style.

See Help Guide​​ for further details.​

Note: These new options work best in browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Safari

Transparency Sliders

Transparency sliders have been re-established in NatureMaps. This has required some reordering of layers under certain folder groups.

​New Layers

A number of new layers have been added to NatureMaps, including;
  • ​​​32 new Land Use Potential Layers under the Soils|Land Use Potential folder
  • ​Mean Annual Rainfall Layer under the Overlays|Climate folder.
  • Surface Water Monitoring Sites under the Water|Surface Water Folder


August 2016

16/08/2016

An update to the toolbar interface in NatureMaps has been released.  The "I Want to ..." menu and compact toolbar, when using a PC or Tablet, has been replaced by a tabbed toolbar format, whereby all tools will be accessible from grouped tabs. 

Please note that the function of the tools have not changed, just the way you access them has been improved to make them easier and more intuitive to use.

​An updated Help Guide​ is now available

11/08/2016

Changes to the Toolbars Coming Soon!

​Based on feedback received, and the increased  tools and functionality now available in NatureMaps, there will some improvements to the way tools are accessed.  The "I Want to ..." menu and compact toolbar, when using a PC or Tablet, will be replaced by a tabbed toolbar format, whereby all tools will be accessible from grouped tabs. 

Please note that the function of the tools will not change, just the way you access them has been improved to make them easier and more intuitive to use.


General Tools

​Here you will find all the 'General' tools you will use in NatureMaps, such as Printing, Querying and Data Upload Tools.

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Select Tools

Here you will find all the selection/identify tools which allows you to select and return information about features in NatureMaps.

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Measure Tools

​All measurement tools are now available under one tab.  This will make swapping between, and editing, the  different measurement options much simpler and easier.

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Draw Tools

All the drawing, style, editing and export  tools are now available under one tab.  This will make swapping between, and editing, the  different drawing options much simpler and easier.

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Find Tools

The Find Tools that were accessible from the 'I Want To...' menu will now be available under the Find Tools tab.
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Flora Tools

The Flora Query Tools that were accessible from the 'I Want To...' menu will now be available under the Flora Tools tab.
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Fauna Tools

The Fauna Query Tools that were accessible from the 'I Want To...' menu will now be available under the Fauna Tools tab.
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July 2016

08/07/2016

Changes to the 'I want to …' Menu

The Flora and Fauna tasks have now been consolidated under two headings.

Query Flora Data –

  • Create a Flora Species List

Generate and download a unique species list from the Flora Supertable (BDBSA) layer for an area of interest.

Area of interest can be a

  • DEWNR Reserve
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM) Region or District
  • IBRA Subregion

Note: there are some restrictions on the size of a manually defined area of interest because of possible performance issues

  • List National and State Rated Species

Generate and download a unique species list of both nationally and state rated species for a manually defined area of interest (rectangle/polygon/current extent)

  • Display a Species Distribution

Display the distribution of a selected species or genus in South Australia from the Flora Supertable (BDBSA) layer

  • Show Regional Ratings for a Species

Show where a species has a conservation rating at subregional level in South Australia. From the 'Subregional Species Status' layer under Fauna and Flora. See the metadata link for the layer for more details on the data.

 

Query Fauna Data

  • Create a Fauna Species List

Generate and download a unique species list from the Fauna Supertable (BDBSA) layer for an area of interest.

Area of interest can be a

  • DEWNR Reserve
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM) Region or District
  • IBRA Subregion

Note: there are some restrictions on the size of a manually defined area of interest because of possible performance issues

  • List National and State Rated Species

Generate and download a unique species list of both nationally and state rated species for a manually defined area of interest (rectangle/polygon/current extent)

  • Display a Species Distribution

Display the distribution of a selected species or genus in South Australia from the Fauna Supertable (BDBSA) layer

  • Show Regional Ratings for a Species

Show where a species has a conservation rating at subregional level in South Australia. From the 'Subregional Species Status' layer under Fauna and Flora. See the metadata link for the layer for more details on the data.

 

Plot a Coordinate

The Plot Coordinates Module allows you to show the coordinates for specific locations on the map. To show the coordinates for a particular location, either select the location on the map or input coordinates using text boxes in the Plot Coordinates panel.

Plotted coordinates can be printed or exported as a csv or xlsx.

 

 Add Data to Map

Allows you to upload data in the following file types from your computer, and view them on the map:

.csv, .xlsx, .kml, .shp, .gpx, or a .zip file containing a .shp

This tool replaces the Load a CSV File and Load a GPX File tools

 

Open Google StreetView

This tool opens up an interactive linked view between NatureMaps and Google Street View

 

New Layer Actions

From the Layer Actions Menu, you can now directly access the Metadata and, where available, the data download link for that layer.

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This replaces Data Downloads and Metadata pages on the NatureMaps website.

 

Right Click Context Menu

The Right Click Menu has undergone some enhancements.

When using the right mouse button, or long press on a tablet, you can retrieve address and coordinate information for that location.

By clicking on the Imagery Details option, you can also view (where available) imagery details information at that location

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Export Drawings to Shapefile

A new export drawing (markup) to shapefile tool has been added to the toolbar ribbon. The Export Drawings tool extracts the markup layer and creates an Export.zip file containing all of the drawings. This feature is enabled only after markup has been added to the map.

If the Edit Drawings tool is enabled, the Export Drawings tool will be disabled.

When the Export Drawings tool is selected, a confirmation dialog will appear. Once accepted, the Export.zip file is saved to your device.

Please note: Measurement markup exported to shapefile does not include the measurement details (eg length, area, angle or bearing)

Similarly, exports do not include text or drawing styles from the markup layer.

 

Save Results Feature

The Saved Results feature, allows you to save, open and modify collections of features. After performing a search, query or identify operation, you can save the results with a name that appears in the title of the results panel when the saved results are viewed. You can rename or delete saved results.

You can only open one set of saved results at a time. You can add or remove features either through the Panel Actions Menu while viewing feature details, or via a link in a feature's map tip. You can also modify the current results by using the Combine Results option to either: add saved results, subtract saved results, or match intersecting saved results. Saved results that have unsaved changes are marked with an asterisk (*) at the end of the panel title.

Note: Saved Results only persist for the duration of your browser session. If you refresh or close the browser, you will lose all Saved Results.

 

March 2016

10/03/2016

In this update there have been a number of layer name and content changes, please see details below

Layer name changes

​Old Layer Name​New Layer Name
Flora Sites - Biol Survey SA​Flora Site Locations
Fauna Sites - Biol Survey SA​Fauna Site Locations
​State Rated Fauna Sites (Denatured)​State Rated Fauna Sites
​Nationally Rated Fauna Sites (Denatured)Nationally Rated Fauna Sites
State Rated Flora Sites (Denatured)State Rated Flora Sites
Nationally Rated Flora Sites (Denatured)Nationally R​ated Flora Sites


 

New Layers:

Under Fauna and Flora folder

  • Flora Supertable (BDBSA)
  • Fauna Supertable (BDBSA)
  • Phytophthora Records

 
Deleted Layers:

 
The following layer(s) have been removed from NatureMaps
  • Land Zones KI

 
Folder Changes:

 
The Soils folder has been moved out of the Landscapes folder and now sits out directly under the Table of Contetnts (TOC).  There has also been some reordering of the layers within the Soils​ Folder​.

 
I want to ... menu changes:

 
There has been some names changes to some of the tools in the I want to ... menu. Please note that the tools still operate the same, they have  been renamed to be more appropriate.

 
​Old Tool Name​New Tool Name
Show Rated Flora Species​Show National and State Rated Flora species
​Show Rated Fauna SpeciesShow National and State Rated Fauna species
​Show Regional Status for Fauna Species​Show regional ratings for fauna species
​Show Regional Status for Flora SpeciesShow regional ratings for flora species

 
The following tool(s) are out of date and have been removed.

 
  • Load Zipped Markup from old Naturemaps

 

9/03/2016

There may be some service interruptions to NatureMaps between 5:30pm and 6:30pm on Thursday 10th March, due to data content updates

 

November 2015

19/11/2015

NatureMaps has been updated to included a number of new tools. Tips on how to use these tools will follow shortly.

Available from the I Want To ... menu:

•Zoom to Coordinates
•Load CSV file
 

Extra functionality has also been added to existing tools:

Identify Tool

•Set a Buffer Distance when identifying an object.
•Enable/Disable layers selected for indentifying operations
•Identify features within a selected buffer distance of an identified feature.
 

Draw Tool (available for Line and Polygon draw tools)

•Snap to existing feature when drawing
•Select which layers are snappable
 

Measure Tool (available for Line and Polygon measure tools)

•Snap to existing feature when measuring
•Select which layers are snappable

September 2015 

4/09/2015

Bushland Condition Sites added to Flora and Fauna theme.

Sanctuaries added to Protected Areas|Land|Areas Providing Protection.

August 2015

28/8/2015

Over the weekend of the 29th & 30th August 2015, the Topographic Overlay will undergo some changes.

The Topographic Overlay has been simplified in an effort to improve the print quality when used in conjunction with the Aerial Imagery base map.

The labelling and symbology of the road layers have been adjusted, and a number of layers removed.

Several of the layers removed are available as individual layers in the Layer List.  If required, you can turn on these individual layers in conjunction with the simplified Topographic Overlay.

Layer Removed
Available in Layer Theme
Waterbodies
Water|Surface Water
Water Courses
Water|Surface Water
Reserves
Protected Areas|Land|Protectes Areas (Gazetted/IPA)
SA Vegetation
Vegetation Mapping|Mapping
Planted Vegetation
Vegetation Mapping|Mapping
Walking Trails
Heritage and Tourism

 

*NOTE: You may need to clear your Browser cache in order for the changes to take full effect.

6/8/2015

A contour overlay has been added for use with the Aerial Imagery basemap. This can be found in the Overlays folder in the Table Of Contents.

July 2015

14/07/2015

New layers added to Heritage and Tourism Theme:

  • Trail Routes
  • Walking Trails

Print extent options added to print templates.


Contact

If you have any questions or require any further clarification about NatureMaps 3.0 please contact the NatureMaps​ Support.