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Interactive Legend Tutorial

The Interactive Legend (also called the Filter Legend) is the window that appears at the right of the TreePlotter™ application when launched. A great deal of information can be determined about the data in your application by referring to this tool.

Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • The Layer dropdown
  • The Display By dropdown
  • Symbology
  • View Filter
  • Number of Features
  • Display By Filters
  • Charts
  • Reference Layers
  • Video Tutorial

The Layer dropdown

Use the Layer dropdown to specify which layer is displayed currently on the map. This can also include Client Sites. Once you choose a layer the Display By then populates with the Fields from that Layer.

The Display By dropdown

Use the Display By dropdown to change the field within the selected inventory that is shown and can be filtered. This dropdown is completely customizable. We can add fields or remove fields. The fields we add need to be (dropdowns, checkbox’s, multi-selects or radio buttons). We don’t recommend number fields except in the case of small number fields such as DBH. We cannot do text fields. Ask the TreePlotter™ support team if you want changes.


This shows the Symbology available on the Layer selected. Examples of this are TPZ/CRZ on the Trees Layer. This will not show up if there is no Symbology for the current layer.

View Filter

The View Filter is where you can access or turn on/off any filters you created in the Advanced Filter – Save View Filter. This will not show up if you have no saved View Filters.

Number of Features

You can see how many features are currently displayed on the map right below the Symbology/View Filter dropdown. Note that this count is a count of all geometries in the inventory, not just living trees. Consequently, the counts in the Stats tool versus the count found in the Filter Legend may vary slightly. The number on the Left is the number of Inventories in your view or that you can physically see and the number on the right is the total that can be viewed in this Layer/Client Site.

Note: This number on the right limited to 2000 since that is the most TreePlotter™ allows on the map at one time to prevent slowness.

Display By Filters

These filters allow you to filter by what is selected in the Display By. By clicking on the Toggle All button you can turn off all values displayed. Then by clicking on the check boxes next to each item in the legend, you can hide or show any collection of points desired.


Charts show a graphical representation of the data chosen in the Layer and Display By. Chart options can be chosen from the tabs you can choose either a Pie Chart or a Bar Chart.

Reference Layers

This is where any Reference Layers that have been uploaded to your site will appear. Clicking on the checkboxes will turn them on or off. You can have multiple Reference Layers turned on and they will appear over the Layer you currently have active in the Layers part of the Legend.

Video Tutorial

Updated on January 11, 2024

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