The map interface is one of the principal tools in the DRIVER application, and is used to view incidents in a variety of ways, such as through filter tools, layers, and more. Depending on the type of user, the Map also grants access to interventions, additional graphs, custom report builder tools, and data exports, among others.
How to Access the Map
While there are small map widgets available on the Dashboard, the main Map interface can be accessed by clicking on the the “Dashboard” drop down on the topmost left bar on the DRIVER dashboard.
Users may zoom in and out of the map by clicking the (+) and (-) button on the leftmost side of the map, or may zoom in and out using a trackpad or mouse.
Tools in the Map Interface
There are several tools that can be accessed using the map. These tools allow the user to view data more efficiently by providing different ways to filter and access data.
DRIVER lets users narrow down their searches in order to easily find specific incident entries or sets of incident entries within the DRIVER database. They may choose between filtering the map towards only a specific area, or the severity of the incident, etc.
Unlike Filters, setting a layer lets users choose what kind of incident data they want to access: Incidents, Interventions, Heatmap, Blackspots, City/Province, or Region. Users may also choose between viewing the Street View or the Satelite View. Users can choose more than one layer, or a combination of layers to further narrow down their searches.
Graphs are available on the Map Interface by selecting the bottom left corner of the page, where a tab can be found that expands to display graphs.
Users may toggle between graph styles using the button at the top right of the chart. The data loaded into the graphs is controlled by the currently applied date range and filter set, including geographic filters.
There are two types of graphs. One is a ToDDoW graph similar to the one on the dashboard. The only difference is that the data is filtered according to what the user sets.
The second graph is the total number of incidents over time, aggregated by week. Both graphs provide interactivity on mouse hover.