EMSA - VERSION 6
We're very excited to release version 6 of EMSA, which was just put live on September 6th, and brings a lot of new features and improvements to the platform functionality.
One such feature is the ability for users to see all of the groups they are a member of, as well as other users who are also in those groups. This new feature is accessible by going into Profile > Groups tab.
Another interesting change made in version 6 is the massive update made to the layer tree interface, making it much more intuitive for end users. Layers can now be activated/deactivated by clicking on their name and expanded/collapsed by using the left arrow. A button was also added to allow the user to zoom in the map to the closest visible scale at which this layer’s data can be seen.
We also improved the search options of assets (datasources, maps, web apps, spaces, etc.) inside the platform, allowing for a much more intuitive and in-depth filtering behavior.
- It is now possible to set a custom time zone for every geofence created on the map. By default, the time zone will be that of the browser used by the creator of the geofence.
- It is now possible for users to see all of the groups they are a member of, as well as a list of users who are members of those groups.
- It is now possible to set a maximum speed limit to a geofence, which will send an email when a vessel exceeding that speed limit is detected inside the geofence.
- We added a tool to create a customizable graticule for maps and web apps. When printing, it will be possible to adjust the graticule parameters without affecting the configuration of the one used by the map.
- You can now set your web apps to add a transparency slider to each of its layers, allowing users to adjust the transparency level of each layer directly from the app. This only applies to that specific user and does not carry over between sessions or for other users.
- Our layer tree has received a massive update, making it much more intuitive for end users.
- Rather than having to sift through a large list of reports for every geofence, users can now pick a report template, then select which geofence to generate the report for, resulting in a much better user experience.
- We added shortcuts for some commonly used fields like “Last edited by” or “Geometry area” while creating a new datasource, allowing users to simply tick a box rather than typing out names for these fields.
- We improved the search options of assets (datasources, maps, web apps, spaces, etc.) inside the platform, allowing for a much more intuitive filtering behavior.
- Changing the labels of the different classes that appear in the layer tree no longer requires editing each class entry. It is now possible to batch edit them to have no label or take the layer name, for example, directly from the map editor.
- The previous “Add temporary vector files” tool has received a huge update and will now be known as “Add features”. The tool, which allow users to upload files directly on a web app, is now more intuitive to use and provides steps that make more sense.