February 3, 2016 Updates

In this update, a number of exciting new features were released! Here is a general overview of the changes made:

 

Streamlined Form and Layer Creation

Previously, creating a new layer and a new form was a two step process. Now those two steps have been combined so that creating a new layer and a new form associated with that layer is one easy step. Check out the Create a form article to see exactly how this streamlined process works.

 

Streamlined Form Editing

Form editing for site administrators has been split into two intuitive sections: 'Form Settings' and 'Fields Settings'. Both sections boast simple settings to edit a form. 

 

More Options for Form Fields

Creating a new layer and form has always been completely customizable. But now, there are even more options for form fields! The widget list in layer and form creation has more than doubled, giving you many more options for the type of field you need. Check out the Create a form article to see how you can use these widgets when creating a new form and layer.

 

Copy Feature

Within a Report you can now define an AOI (area of interest) by copying a current feature on the map. This is handy in a few different cases.

For example, if you were planning on re-paving one section of road, you could search for all the pipes under that road that are more than 30 years old by copying the road and buffering it by 20 meters to create an AOI. The two screenshots below illustrate this use case. Check out the article on Report area of interest (AOI) options for more details.



Report results after buffering a line by copying a road segment:

 

The new Copy feature is also within the resources Forms and Projects. Now users can draw a geometry by copying a point, line, or polygon that is already on the map.

For example, when a city replaces an old hydrant with a new one, they can simply copy the hydrant geometry so that the new one has exactly the same location, but has new attributes. The screenshot below illustrates this example. For more details see the article Using a form.

 

 

Buffer

For polygon creation in the resources Projects and Forms, there is now an option to create a polygon by buffering either a point, line, or polygon. 

For AOI (area of interest) drawing in the resource Reports, the AOI can be drawn by buffering either a point, line, or polygon. 



Unicode

Truvian now supports unicode fonts throughout the entire program.

 

 

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