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The Map Interface: Overview

Mitchell Paul-Soumis Updated by Mitchell Paul-Soumis

The Map interface in Sonar is designed to provide an easy-to-navigate visual representation of your accounts, Network Sites, and Inventory Locations. The visual representations displayed for each entity on the map are unique icons, with displayed accounts color-coded based on the account's type, as seen below:

The Map interface can be manipulated in several ways to enhance your experience. The map itself uses Google Maps to display the address information and can be zoomed in or zoomed out by scrolling your mouse wheel or by using the "+" and "-" buttons located in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Above the zoom level buttons, you'll note that you can seamlessly place the Pegman on the map to initiate Street View directly from the Sonar mapping interface.

Beyond the basic Google Maps manipulation, we have Sonar specific functions. The Polygon tool allows you to corral a specific area of the map and examine only the accounts, network sites, and Inventory locations that fall within the polygon. You can access the polygon tool by clicking this icon:

You can also manipulate the map in Sonar by using the Elevation tool, which will provide elevation details between any two points on the map:

You can access the Elevation Profile tool by clicking this icon:

With the Elevation profile open, it can be minimized by clicking on the minimize button:

With the Elevation Tool minimized, it can be expanded again by clicking on the "+" button:

Finally, you can manipulate the data points on the maps themselves by making use of the filters, which we'll explore in the next section.

Controlling your view

Filtering the map interface allows you to reduce the total number of points of data displayed on the map. This interface can be filtered using several different methods, and we'll list each filter and its parameters.

Accounts Filter

The accounts filter allows you to customize the types of accounts which will be displayed on the map.

  1. The Account filter toggle, which allows you to completely disable the displaying of accounts on the map.
  2. The Search field, which allows you to search for specific accounts by name, related number (such as account ID or street number), or latitude/longitude.
  3. The Account Type dropdown, which allows you to see only the accounts with the selected account type(s).
  4. The Account Status dropdown, which allows you to display only accounts with the matching status(es).
  5. The Account Group dropdown, which allows you to selectively display accounts belonging to specific groups.
  6. The Service dropdown allows you to filter accounts by their services, displaying only accounts with the selected services on the map.
  7. The Device Status dropdown allows you to select a list of device statuses and only view accounts where an assigned inventory device is in the selected state(s).
  8. The Ticket Status dropdown allows you to view accounts on the map which have a ticket matching the selected status(es).
  9. The Network Site dropdown allows you to filter the accounts displayed on the map to those only associated with the selected Network Site(s).
  10. The Export button allows you to export your filtered list to a JSON, CSV, GeoJSON, or KML file.

Network Sites filter

The Network Sites filter allows you to limit the number of points on the map to only specific Network Sites.

  1. The Network Sites toggle, which will prevent Network Sites from displaying on the map if this toggle is turned off.
  2. The Search field allows you to search your network sites using various keywords, including name and location.
  3. The Device Status dropdown allows you to filter Network Sites based on whether or not they have devices in a specific state.
  4. The Ticket Status dropdown allows you to view Network Sites on the map which have a ticket matching the selected status(es).

Inventory Locations filter

The Inventory Location filter allows you to filter the inventory locations on the map.

  1. The Inventory Location toggle, which will prevent Network Sites from displaying on the map if this toggle is turned off.
  2. The Search field allows you to search your Inventory Locations using various keywords, including name and location.

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