Did you know that Mango allows your to easily create maps with a slide bar that can be dragged to compare two different layers? Here’s how: Click on the Mango Toolbox button in the admin sidebar Click on “Comparison Map” Hit the “Activate” button Organizing Your Layers Left Pane: The second lowest layer group in your map will be displayed to the left of the swipe bar. Right Pane: The lowest layer group in your map will be displayed to the right of the swipe bar. All Other Group Layers: All group layers above the lowest two group layers will be displayed “over […]
Later this afternoon I’ll be heading off to Brisbane for RSGIS Unconference. If you’re in town please come check out my workshop that’s being held between 3:15 and 4:45. It’s the end of the day and everyone’s going to be tired so I’m going to deliver a lively (at times tongue in cheek) presentation that will hopefully liven everyone up. The workshop is a follow up to the free ebook I recently released titled “Online GIS: Meet the Cloud Publication Platforms that Will Revolutionize our Industry”. The book has been downloaded over 2000 in the three weeks since it was released […]
When building maps that tell the story of their data you often come across scenarios where you would like the user to be able to compare two layers. The simplest method is just turning a layer on and off but if you’re looking for a more elegant solution then look no further than the new “Slide to Compare” template in Mango.
As we often get asked by customers, friends, family and random people we meet at the pub what the difference is between Mango and web mapping product X, I decided to write a series of posts explaining the differences as I see them. Today I’ll be looking at Mapbox. Mapbox is a product of two parts, the first part is TileMill. TileMill is a desktop application that can be installed on Windows, Mac and Linux, it’s used primarily to create Mapbox tile sets, but can also be used to generate PNG’s, PDF’s and SVG. The second part is Mapbox. Once […]