Points of interest are locations, represented as points, on the map that a user has determined to be of interest to themselves or others involved in the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme.

What is a point of interest?

A point of interest is a location, represented as a point, on the map that a user has determined is of interest to themselves or others involved in the National Wilding Conifer Control Programme. Points of interest can be used for a wide range of purposes and are categorised as either a ‘hazard’ or ‘other’. It is important to identify hazards that might be of concern to people so that everyone is aware of the hazard when operating in a particular area.

‘Hazard’ points of interest are represented as a red star symbol

‘Other’ points of interest are represented as a blue diamond symbol

How do I define a point of interest?

Points of interest are defined by the user and can be anything they believe to be relevant to themselves or others users. A point of interest could be an unusual or dangerous geographic feature that needs to be accounted for, a particular area of an infestation that needs to be checked upon revisit, a damaged bridge or any other feature that is deemed note worthy, or dangerous. As such it is down to the user’s judgement to decide if a point of interest is needed.

How do I record a point of interest?

Import Shp and Gpx files (Data Importer Application)

The user may record points of interest using a gps device, or already have a register of hazards in their own system. The Data Importer Application can be used to import these points into the system and the Data Maintenance Application can then be used to convert these imported temporary points into points of interest (using the copy and paste functionality).

See Data Importer Application for guidance on importing data

See Data Maintenance Application for guidance on using the copy and paste functionality

Data Maintenance Application

The Data Maintenance Application can be used to manually add your points of interest by clicking a location on the map.

See Data Maintenance Application for guidance on creating data

Mobile Application

The Mobile Application can be used to add points of interest while on-site by clicking on the point of interest icon and then pressing on the map to add the point of interest to that location.

See Mobile Application for guidance on creating data

How do I record the attributes of a point of interest?

Data Maintenance Application

The attributes of points of interest can be entered through the Data Maintenance Application after adding the point on the map. The user will need to fill out the point of interest webform that appears after creating the point.

See Data Maintenance Application for guidance on creating data

Mobile Application

The attributes of points of interest can also be entered through the Mobile Application after adding the point on the map. The user will need to fill out the point of interest webform that appears after creating the point

See Mobile Application for guidance on creating data

Point of interest attributes

The table below provides a description of each activity field and how to go about collecting the data point.

FIELD NAME

DESCRIPTION

Type

Select either ‘Other’ or ‘Hazard’. Select ‘Hazard’ for anything that may be a danger to operators in the area. Select ‘Other’ for any other purpose.

Description

Add a description of the point of interest so that other users understand what is significant about this location

Last Updated: 19 September 2017