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The Worldwide Map

The Worldwide Map resource represents nodes and groups of nodes on a realistic geographical map that can be displayed on Orion Web Console views. When a map is viewed in the console, you can zoom in and out, view concise information pop-ups for nodes and groups, and access Node detail pages by double clicking an object.

Only one Worldwide map can be created, but can be included in as many views as required. However, the Worldwide Map in each view can have its own title, and you can apply filters to show a different selection of objects.

Set up the Worldwide map

You can add nodes and groups of nodes to the Worldwide map automatically or manually. If you decide to add objects automatically, GPS co-ordinates and street address information, held within each node's Custom Properties, is used to determine each object's location. Objects that do not have this information can be added manually.

Automatically add objects to the Worldwide map

  1. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  2. Click Web Console Settings in the Product Specific Settings section.
  3. Scroll down to the Worldwide Map Settings settings, and select the Automatic Geolocation check box.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Click Manage World Map in the Node & Group Management section.

    If objects have been automatically located they will be displayed on the world map within an hour.

    If you try to drag an automatically placed object to another location on the map, a warning message is displayed to inform you that the object will be treated as a manually placed object once it is moved.

Manually add objects to the Worldwide map

  1. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  2. Click Manage World Map in the Node & Group Management section.
  3. Click Place objects on the map manually, and click on the map where you want to place the node or group.
  4. Select Groups or Nodes from the Show drop-down, and how to display these objects from the Group by drop-down.
  5. Check the required nodes or groups in the Available Objects column.
  6. Enter a name for this location in the Name of Location field, if required.
  7. Click Place on Map.

    If the icon in not displayed in exactly the right place, you can drag-and-drop it into the correct location, or click Edit Location and amend the Latitude and Longitude coordinates.

Map objects

The icons used on the Worldwide map are shown below:

Single node Click to open this node's details page.
A group or nodes at the same location Click to open the Worldwide map, showing a description of the nodes within the group in the right column. Click on a node description to open the node's details page.
Multiple nodes closely located Zoom in to see individual nodes.

Edit a map object

  1. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  2. Click Manage World Map in the Node & Group Management section.
  3. Click on the object. The icon will change from blue to orange to show it has been selected. The location name and Node name are displayed in the right column.
  4. To change the object or the name of the location:
    1. Select the object on the map to display the column on the right, and click Edit at the top of the column.
    2. To change the object, click X next to the current object for this location, then select a new object from the Available Objects list.
    3. To change the name of the location, replace the text in the Name of location field.
    4. Click Save changes.
  5. To move the object to a precise location:
    1. Click Edit Location.
    2. Enter the co-ordinates in the Latitude and Longitude fields.
    3. Click Save.
  6. Click Submit.

Remove a map object

  1. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  2. Click Manage World Map in the Node & Group Management section.
  3. Move the cursor over the object to display pop-up information, and ensure you have the correct object.
  4. Click on the object to select it, and click Remove from map.
  5. On the confirmation popup, click Yes, Remove Selection.