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Adding static map layers

In version 2 of SuAVE, survey authors can add static map layers to the map view. These layers will be displayed below the dynamic layers representing SuAVE records. For example, in a SuAVE application showing researchers working on transboundary aquifers, the map can also show boundaries of such transboundary aquifers (see Or, in a SuAVE applications showing trees in San Diego, the map can also show canoy polygons.

To add such static layers, you can create a map using Google My Maps (;!!Mih3wA!AUr5yIdI7cIr0cT6rlh9lMQfNzwSJWf9oyWCK48f6LVzBrMbnK42hyHYwpPpQU0UbRePLVgIkqy5nX38le4Y$ ). Once the map is ready, share it such that anyone with the map link can view it. Then, once you creates a new SuAVE survey, start editing survey settings (Edit - Settings), and paste in a link to the map or to the map layers. The link can be in one of three formats:

  • pointer to the MyMap map, e.g.*2C10.794804500000055&z=2;JQ!!Mih3wA!AUr5yIdI7cIr0cT6rlh9lMQfNzwSJWf9oyWCK48f6LVzBrMbnK42hyHYwpPpQU0UbRePLVgIkqy5nRN3Uph8$
  • link to the same map as embedded in iFrame (as constructed by Google for embedding in web pages), e.g. <iframe src=";!!Mih3wA!AUr5yIdI7cIr0cT6rlh9lMQfNzwSJWf9oyWCK48f6LVzBrMbnK42hyHYwpPpQU0UbRePLVgIkqy5nQEbu6xo$ " width="640" height="480"></iframe>
  • link to the MyMap itself, e.g.*2C0&z=2&mid=1Fi77O_glgGeWVqq4Tlo9cIPJIq2kU0A;JQ!!Mih3wA!AUr5yIdI7cIr0cT6rlh9lMQfNzwSJWf9oyWCK48f6LVzBrMbnK42hyHYwpPpQU0UbRePLVgIkqy5nXRelwG4$

As always, try to make the static layers as small as possible, by simplifying geometries and removing attribute information that is not absolutely necessary.