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Getting started with Geopedia

What is Geoepdia?

Geopedia is a two-component system - a spatial and data repository within a web GIS application. The platform allows you to not only to view data but also (spatially) edit, analyze, visualize and add more on multiple levels. Geopedia provides a wide range of GIS functionality such as:

  • Data visualization
  • Exploring data and composing maps
  • Creating, editing and exporting data

Geopedia runs in your web browser and does not require plugins so it can run anywhere.

Quick overview video

This video provides an overview of Knowledge Hub and a quick walk through of its basic features.

Graphical user interface

The left side of the screen consists of the application control panel while the right is reserved for the map view. This control panel contains various components with which you can configure the map content as well as certain tools and is organized into tabs (e.g. Info, Content, Layer, Results, Personal). The map view can, in addition to spatial data, contain various floating components, such as navigation buttons, a zoom slider, buttons for managing the display for selected layers or layer groups, a scale bar, a coordinate display bar, etc.

The width and height of various panels can be adjusted.

For more information please see the individual sections.

Geopedia gui

  1. Left side panel with tabs. You can switch between the Info, Content, Layer, Results and Personal tab.
  2. Tool buttons - Print map, Share link, Directions and other tools (Import, Timeframe editor, Measure distance, Coordinates Converter).
  3. Language selection.
  4. Login/logout button.
  5. Tabs to switch between basemaps.
  6. Pan arrows and zoom slider for navigation.
  7. The scale bar - shows the scale of the map.
  8. The coordinates component shows the current location of the mouse pointer on the map.