The Explorer Application is used to view the wilding conifer data that has been input via the Data Maintenance and Mobile Applications. Users can access the application through the online portal.

User Interface

This section describes the main elements of the user interface.

Main Toolbar

The toolbar displays the functionality available in the Explorer Application. The toolbar displays six icons which can be clicked on to bring up the panel for that particular function. The icons are: Legend, Layer List, Print, Select, Measurement, Basemap Gallery.


Clicking on a feature in the spatial view will open a pop up screen which displays the attributes for underlying features.

The user can click on the arrow button to move to the next feature (where multiple features were overlapping the point on the map that was selected).

The user can turn the pop up screen to a full screen view by clicking on the maximise button next in the top right corner.

If a photo has been attached to the feature the user can view this by scrolling down and clicking on the link at the bottom of the pop up screen.

Zoom Tools

The zoom tools on the map, allow you to zoom in and out.

In addition, if you are using a mouse, then the mouse wheel allows you to zoom in and out.

Layer Management

It is possible in the application to control the order and visibility of the layers in the map and choose which basemap to show.


The Layers Panel can be used to control the order of layers within the map, to change their transparency and to view a legend. The panel is launched by clicking the layers icon on the main toolbar.

To adjust a layer’s appearance the user clicks on the dotted lines icon to the right of a layer. A pop up menu will appear.

Layer order

The layer order sets the hierarchy for how layers display on the spatial viewer. Any layer listed above the layer of interest will appear on top of the layer on the spatial viewer. Any layer listed below the layer of interest will appear underneath the layer on the spatial viewer.

The user can change the order of layers by clicking the ‘Move up’ or ‘Move down’ options on the pop up menu that appears when clicking on the dotted lines next to a layer in the layers list


The transparency of a layer determines how visible it is on the spatial viewer. The user can adjust the transparency of a layer by clicking on the transparency option on the layer pop up menu and adjusting the slider between Opaque and Transparent. Note: setting the layer all the way to Transparent will make the layer invisible on the spatial viewer.


The base maps panel, makes it possible to change the base map that is being shown in the map. This is useful if the map is cluttered and a simpler base map is required. The user changes the basemap by clicking on the basemap icon on the main toolbar and selecting a basemap from the list.


The legend panel is used to interpret what each colour and shape on the spatial viewer represents. The user accesses the legend by clicking on the legend icon on the main toolbar

Printing maps

The print feature can be used to print a selection on the map view

Select the Print icon on the main toolbar to access the Print screen.

The Layout option determines which map template is used to print to

The Format options determines which file format to print to

The Advanced menu can be used to further configure your map

The Print is used to print the map

Last Updated: 19 September 2017