Straight-Line Diagram (SLD) View
Once a route is selected, it is loaded in the application’s dynamic straight-line diagramming (SLD) environment in a new screen. By default, the selected route data is displayed in the route information bar, and the stick and bar panels which feature seamless scrolling and an interactive guide bar.
The main SLD view consists of two methods of visualizing route assets (event layers) - the Stick Panel and the Bar Panel. You can traverse the route by scrolling either of these panels - each panel will remain in sync with the other.
- Stick Panel – visual display of the selected route's assets (typically used to show point assets such as bridges, crashes, culverts, signs, intersections, railroad crossings, etc)
- Guide Bar – visual indicator of the user's exact location on the selected route
- Divider (Route Information) Bar – selected route information such as: ID, display scale, from/to measures, and guide-bar location
- Bar Panel – visual display of the selected route's linear assets (such as speed limits, guardrails, AADT, functional classification, etc)
- Tooltips – small popups displaying asset data (quick details) when hovering over a feature
- Asset Data Dialog – dialog featuring details, attribute data, statistics, and other asset data which can be viewed by clicking on any feature in the stick or bar panel
- Details Tab - provides the same attribute data available from the Tooltips when hovering over a feature
- Feature Grid Tab - the selected layer's attribute data for the current route segment (all of the queried records)
- Statistics Tab - basic coverage statistics about the selected layer
- Categories Tab - a graph and table to visually display the different types of data available for the selected layer (based on the current display field of the layer)
- Coverage Tab - a graph and table representing the total amount of miles covered for the selected layer
- Dashboard – chart representation of all visible data layers associated with the selected route
- Integrations - access to external links and embedded integrations within the SLD
The draw tools provide the ability to do basic redlining on either the stick or bar panel.
- Draw Tools - add redlines to the stick and bar panels
The email notification tool is meant to provide an easy way to capture the route segment you are looking at, with any redlines, and email it to someone with a custom message.
- Notify Tool - email a route segment or full route PDF
There are many tools that can be turned on or off to assist in analysis of the current route segment. These tools can be shown/hidden by using the "Display" menu in the bottom left of the application.
- SLD Component visibility – turn visibility of main components in the SLD display off and on
By default, all colors, field configurations, placement, and styles are determined by the Map Service that is driving the application. All of these settings can be overridden to customize the look and feel of the application and data you are focused on. You can make these changes by clicking the "Styling" link in the navigation bar and then clicking the "Event Layer Styling" link from the drop-down menu.
Templates provide the ability to save and load configured event layer styling - so that you don't have to setup the styling for each work session. You can access the template save and load functionality from the "Styling" drop-down menu in the navigation bar.
When you are finished with your current route in the SLD view and want to view a different route, you have the following options: