Yes. There are a few key functions to keep in mind with using and showing the tool. Below are some important features of the tool to keep in mind:
1. The decision support tool contains a visualization platform and Migratory Species Conservation “apps.” The platform includes the top blue bar, the base maps, the white button functions on the left side overlaying the base maps, and the lower left buttons (switch to map 2 button and below). The apps are all the icons along the vertical black bar on the left – you may need to scroll through them to see all of them.
2. The Get Started button contains videos and tutorials that demonstrate basic uses and navigation of the tool. This is a great place to start for new users.
3. For a quick rundown on the functions of the tool click on Tour – this will point to the different elements of the tool and give a short explanation of them.
4. When you open an app the icon changes color and appears like an app on your phone. When done using the app you can either use the close (‘x’) button in the upper right hand corner to remove it from being active, and will remove data from the map, or the minimize (‘_’) button to have it remain active and therefore keep data on the map. You can have multiple apps open – minimizing the apps helps maximize how much of the map is shown.
5. Likewise the Map Legend can be minimized (‘_’) – to get the legend back you will find a white button on the left side of the map. Hover your cursor over these buttons and they will tell you what they do.
6. Most of the windows that appear on the map (i.e. app windows, map legend) can be dragged around by clicking down on your mouse when the cursor is hovering over the top black bar.
7. Clicking on data that appears on the map will open an Identify window showing the attributes of the data layer. If the Identify box is too big and goes off the map then pan the map (click and hold mouse down, then drag) until you see the entire window; the Identify window does not move.
8. You can also hold the Shift key down and click and hold the mouse to draw a box map for zooming into a particular area.
9. Using Split View creates two maps. The left map is Full Map 1; the right map is Full Map 2. When you want to go back to viewing a single map you can choose Map 1 or Map 2 and switch between them without having to go back to Split View.
10. If you get lost in the tool you can always press CTRL + F5 and it will reset it. On an Apple machine the command is Command + R. These are your “start over” key strokes!