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Tutorial: Map Scenarios

This tool allows you to save the current map settings as a scenario and share with colleagues. You can filter for data that you want to share, and use custom imagery.

Topics covered in this tutorial:

  • Creating Map Scenarios
  • Uses for Map Scenarios
  • Examples
  • Revisit or Delete Map Scenarios
  • Video Tutorial

Creating Map Scenarios:

  1. Zoom to your desired location and change the base map if needed
  2. Set any filters using the advanced filters
  3. Check the Legend is on the required layer, that the Display By is what you wish to color code by and turn on any additional imagery
  4. Add any extra settings such as labels and layer colors
  5. Click on Hub > Data Tools> Map Scenarios > click ‘Create Map Scenario’
  6. You will be prompted to enter a custom URL parameter and click ‘Save’
    • You may enter an easy to remember name such as ‘Ash Trees in Poor Condition’
    • If you use spaces in your name they will be shown as dashes in the URL
    • If your name has been used before, a number will be appended to your URL to differentiate it
    • You may also choose to have the app generate one for you as an id number if you leave the name field blank.
  1. Your map will now be saved. Copy your new URL by clicking on ‘Copy Link’ and share as liked

This tool saves the following parameters:

  • Map Settings: Zoom, base map, map centre
  • Advanced Filter Settings: Filters applied using fields, filters applied using the map filter button
  • Organizational Filters: For Sites with Organizations or Client Sites
  • Filter Legend: Current layer, display by field, custom imagery
  • Map Extras: Labels, layer settings
  • Hub and Data table: If these are open when the map scenario is created, then they will be displayed
    • Be sure to close all menus in the Hub except for the Map Scenario one to ensure the Hub isn’t displayed

Uses for Map Scenarios:

  • To share a particular map with a colleague: here are the trees that need to be pruned in the next quarter
  • To use as your usual shortcut to TreePlotter™ shortcut – perhaps you work in a different area to the one that appears by default, setting your shortcut to always put you in the right place will save you time
  • Like an interactive report – you can filter accordingly but then have the relevant chart display as well


In this example, a filter has been applied to show trees with a Tree Protection Order, the base map has been changed and the Hub > Stats > Charts & Graphs > Tree Diversity section has been opened so that the chart showing the species breakdown appears. This particular app has TPO trees shown as stars, if this would also benefit you, please contact the support team to discuss.

In this example, a filter has been applied to show Ash Trees, the filter is also by map to just show a particular area, the legend has been changed to Display By Condition and labels have been applied to show the Dieback percentage.

Revisit or delete Map Scenarios:

If you need to revisit or delete any of your scenarios, click on ‘Manage Map Scenarios’ to get a full list of all the different scenarios in existence.

  • At the bottom of the screen you can see how many total Map Scenarios there are.
  • There is a Search box for to search for a specific Map Scenario.
  • Any Map Scenarios that are no longer needed can be Deleted here.

Known Limitations:

  • If your TreePlotter Application is private the user will have to have an account to log into the Application. They will have the Access rights of their own account
  • If your TreePlotter Application is public, the user will have the Access rights of the Public Role when not logged in
  • If you have filtered for a particular subset of records, the recipient of the map scenario will still be able to turn off the filter to see the rest of the records. If you wish to limit their access, their User account will need to be restricted

Next Steps:

Map Scenario Video tutorial:

Click below:

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Updated on December 1, 2023

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