Geotagging in Ontopoly

We thought it might be interesting to show off one of the new features in 5.1.1: geotagging.

Let’s imagine that you are making a map of pubs, as some of us do. The geographical location of a pubs is a very important piece of information to attach to it, so let’s do that. We create two occurrence types, latitude and longitude, and give them the required PSIs. Once we’ve done that, the pub instance page looks like this:

Geotagging a pub #1

Note the little icon next to the latitude field. Clicking that will open a dialog window, as follows:

Geotagging dialog #1

If you now type in the address and click the “Search” button, and then zoom in, you see the following:

Geotagging a pub #2

This is the correct location, so we just click “Set position” at the bottom, and are done. Alternatively, you can click anywhere on the map to set a different position. After clicking “Set position” you come back to the topic, with the coordinates set, as shown below:

Geotagging a pub #2