Step-by-Step Guide to Searching Photos

Filtering by Tag

Photos can have tags which place them in categories, and the photos being displayed can be restricted to only those photos with selected tags. Photos can have multiple tags.

  1. Available tags can be accessed using the tag filters button to the right of the photo rolls (when pressed the label becomes hide filters as seen in the image)
  2. The currently selected tags are highlighted by a green border. By default, all tags are selected as shown by the highlighted All tag. Select a tag by clicking one of the tag buttons. For example, the picture below shows the Conduits tag selected. Notice that the photos in the photo roll and on the map are now only those with the selected tag.
  3. Multiple tags can be selected. For example, in the image below the Existing Services tag has also been selected.

 

Searching by Region and Time Period

Photos can also be filtered by where they were taken and during what time period they were taken in.

  1. To enter search mode, toggle the slide switch in the top right hand corner so that it turns green and says Search On.
  2. The photo roll menu is now replaced with the search menu on the left, where the search parameters can be set. Additionally, a red circle with a dot in the middle will appear in the centre of the map (in the above image it is centred on the blue circle labelled 25) which depicts the region to search within. The region can be moved by clicking and dragging the circle; in the image below the region has been moved to contain the blue circles labelled 20 and 21.
  3. In the search settings, the Radius determines the radius of the region, and the After and Before fields specify the time period to search within. The default time period is determined by the first and last photos taken. The maximum radius is 50 meters. To complete the search, press the START button in the search menu. The associated photos will then be shown on the left in the photo rolls and on the map.

 

Using Overlays

Overlays are images that can be superimposed on the map to provide useful information.

  1. Available overlays can be accessed from the Overlays drop down menu in the top left corner.
  2. Overlays can be toggled on and off using the slide switches.
  3. The Fade Overlay slider at the top of the map can be used to make the overlays more transparent. Similarly, the Fade Map slider can make the map more transparent.