In order to get the most out of your Maps tab, it is important that you have a grasp on how to fully read your map. With that in mind, you should be aware of:
- Navigating your Map
- Your Map view
- Symbols on your Map
Navigating your Map
Your primary method of navigating your Map is via your mouse.
- Left-clicking, and holding, allows you to grab the map, and drag it
- If your mouse has a wheel, you may use this to zoom in, and out. Alternatively, you may use the Zoom icons on the map:
- You may also use the arrows on your keyboard to scroll
Your Map View
Two different Map styles are available for your Map, to provide the experience that you require.
Standard Map View:
You may find that different views work better in different scenarios, or in different locations; urban vs. rural for example. Try out the differing options, and see which best suits your needs - you can be certain that your data will show up in the exact same way on each display option.
Each House in your Contact Database is located on on your Map. They are represented by houses:
The houses on the map will reflect whether or not they have been canvassed.
Green for Answered
Red for Not interested.
Your Lists are also visible on your Map. These are Lists that were drawn within the Map tab, and based primarily on geographic location.
Blue: Indicates an ongoing canvass
Green: Represents a canvass that you have marked as complete
Purple: Currently selected, which will allow you to make changes on the left hand side.
You may find yourself managing a large Contact Database, particularly as your campaign develops. As such, it can be cumbersome (without advantage) to display every individual house in your Contact Database onscreen at one time. For example, the image below represents higher concentrated areas, depending on your contact size:
In instances such as this, the Clustering function provides a much more advantageous view, and will also assist in the speeding up load times:
As you Zoom in, the Clustering function will continue to de-cluster houses, based upon what is visually appropriate for the level of data to be displayed - right down to street level, where individual Houses will be shown:
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