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Once the toolbox is opened, the disclaiming page is shown. Besides the disclaimer message, additional information regarding supported browsers, the objectives of the Hotmaps project, the link to the Hotmaps project website and the data repositories is provided.
The Hotmaps GUI is a GIS-based interface. By closing the disclaiming page, the user sees the map of Europe. By default, the heat demand density map of EU-28 countries and NUTS 2 boundaries are depicted. In addition to these two maps, some tools and buttons can be seen in GUI. These tools are illustrated in the following figure.
Here you can spot at first glance 3 parts of the user interface:
In the following chapters, the first 3 points are explained in detail.
With this toolbar you can:
Here you can:
Fig.4.: Login Form
Here you can create an account for the hotmaps website. After submitting the form you will receive an email for activating your account. With your account, you will be able to save your progress.
Fig.5.: Registration Form
If you ever forget your password you can recover it under this menu (see Fig.6. below). Please be aware to set a new password afterwards.
Fig.6.: Recover Form
You can zoom to a specified region by typing its name (see animation below)
By pressing this Button a sidebar with different kind of layers is shown at the left.
Following layers can be found and visualized:
By Pressing this Button the selection tools will appear at the left of your screen
The figure below shows the appearance of the tools:
Depending on the layers and region you selected results for your configuration are shown in a sidebar at the right of your screen
Do you have any suggestions on how to improve the tool? Have you noticed any errors? Please let us know! By giving us feedback you can help us improve the toolbox!
Please fill out the form below:
you can choose from following types:
and set a priority:
you can make a snapshot of your work (selected areas and layers, zoom levels, etc) by pushing this button. You can also define a name and a description of the snapshot.
Here you see all your snapshots with their names and description. When you select one the selected layers, areas, the zoom level and other configuration are loaded.
You can choose the territorial scale that you want to analyze (NUTS regions or hectare level) and set the tile of the map
There are following configurations possible
Jeton Hasani, in Hotmaps-Wiki, Introduction-to-user-interface (April 2019)
This page was written by Jeton Hasani EEG - TU Wien.
☑ This page was reviewed by Mostafa Fallahnejad EEG - TU Wien.
Copyright © 2016-2020: Jeton Hasani
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We would like to convey our deepest appreciation to the Horizon 2020 Hotmaps Project (Grant Agreement number 723677), which provided the funding to carry out the present investigation.
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