VISUAL PLANNING 5.3 DOCUMENTATION

Geolocation heading

DEFINITION

This is a heading type of a dimension.

This type of heading allows locating a resource. The GeoLocation can be completed in two ways:

  • automatic location
  • manually location (requesting GPS data)

SETTINGS

Create a heading

In Global Settings

  • Right click on the dimention's name > Create heading > Choose heading type

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  • The panel on the bottom side of the Global Settings is then activated:

The next step is the definition of the different features of the heading, then click OK.

The settings are also accessible within the block (cf. Global Settings).

A GeoLocation heading has the following characteristics:

Name

It is the name of the heading.

Description

It is an optional description of the heading.

Heading type

The type is GeoLocation.

Automatic location

When checked, it is necessary to previously create headings, which will define the location of the resource. These headings will be selected in the following part Location headings.

When not checked, it is necessary to directly fulfill the resource GPS data in the GeoLocation heading.

Location headings

The Location headings allow selecting previously created headings, for defining the position of the GeoLocation.

The heading types that can be used are:

  • Text
  • Multi-line text
  • Counter
  • Barcode

Example of headings which could be used (all are in “text” format):

  • Number
  • Street number/name
  • Zip code
  • Town/City
  • Country

In order to select the headings, click the button , in front of the Location headings.

The following window appears:

You then need to select the location headings, from the Available entities and transfer them to the right, to Selected entities.

Modify a heading

The modification of a Heading involves an important change in the planner's architecture.

It is a powerful act of setting which should not be made without consideration.
(cf. precautions to take when modifying the settings)

The modification of a heading is done by selecting Global settings in the heading's panel.

The lower part is then activated.

Then it is necessary to modify the characteristics (cf. Create a heading), then Validate by clicking on the OK button.

If the modification should not be taken into account, you must click on the Restore button.

For the GeoLocation heading, it is possible to modify the location headings, without being alone connected in the planner.

cf. Modify a heading

Delete a heading

The deletion of a Heading involves an important change in the planner's architecture.

It is a powerful act of setting which should not be made without consideration.
(cf. precautions to take when modifying the settings)

Deleting a heading is irreversible.

cf. Delete a heading

USE

Visualization

These headings are displayed like all the others: cf. heading's visualization.

Enter values to a resource

In the resource properties window : Right click on a resource > Modify

A Geolocation heading appears like that:

Fill in the following characteristics depending on the choosen settings:

  • If the location of the resource is automatic, the Location headings must be fulfilled.
  • If the location of the resource is manual the GeoLocation heading must be directly fulfilled.

View Location

To display the position of the resource, click the button vp52_bouton_geolocalisation_voir_position.jpg to load the position in MapQuest.

The following window appears:

Research criteria and filters

These headings can be sorted like the others: cf. Research criteria and filters

Assign/modify/delete a location value in heading

  • Create a new value into the list: when creating a new value, this one is directly available in the corresponding drop-down menu.

To create Headings used for GeoLocation, it's mandatory to be the only user connected on the planner.

  • Modify an existing value: Modifying a value impacts all the resources that have this value. The value is replaced.
  • Delete an existing value: Deleting a value impacts all the resources that have this value. The value is definitely deleted.

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