MyPM provides the ability to display geo-spatial information in support of maintenance operations. This section provides a summary of the GEO related features, other pages describe the use of Google Street view and downloading maps for offline use. Administers of MyPM can find instructions on the configuration GEO – Maintain Map Settings.

Accessing the Map

The map is accessible from a number of places including:

  • MyPM Home Screen
  • Work Order Objects Tab
  • Notifications Page Map Tab
  • Functional Locations List
  • Functional Location Map tab
  • Equipment List
  • Equipment Map tabs

Basic Map Concepts

A summary of map related concepts is as follows:

Primary Symbols and Functions

Your Location

I am here (reportedly). When you access the map it will center on your location and show this symbol.

Note : This location will be impacted by your mobile device location settings (if on mobile) your ISP point of access if via a desktop browser.

Object Cluster

This is an object cluster. In can contain Work Orders and Technical Objects. On select the map will zoom down and may split the cluster into smaller blocks of clusters.

The colour of the cluster will change depending on the due status of any Work Orders that it includes:

  • Red – Contains overdue Work Orders
  • Orange – Contains Work Orders inside the start and end dates
  • Green – Contains Work Order not yet within the start date
  • Blue – Contains no Work Orders only technical objects

Equipment

This symbol denotes a single Equipment record:

Functional Location

This symbol denotes a single Functional Location:

Reset

The device and MyPM application can be doing a lot of work and its performance depends on a lot of factors outside of the product developers control – like communication to and responses from the GEO system. If things aren’t working or being displayed right then reset the display.

Change Map Location

You can shift the map location by dragging with your finger (mobile) or mouse (desktop).

Zoom In and Out – All

You can enlarge and decrease the map size using the Plus and Minus on screen buttons.

Zoom In and Out – Touch Screen

If you’re using a touch screen device you can enlarge and decrease the map size using the pinch function.

Zoom In and Out – Mouse

In your’re using a mouse equipped device you can enlarge and decrease the map size using the mouse wheel.

Zoom to Selection – Mouse Only

To zoom the map to a specific location hold down the shift key while drawing a box using your mouse button. On release the map will zoom to that box.

Legend

Selecting the Legend will display the icons as currently selected and displayed.

Display Settings

Accessing Display Setting

You can change the information displayed on the map using the Display Settings button:

  • Phone then the Display setting page will take over the whole screen. Selecting toggles this on and off.
  • Tablet or browser the Display settings screen takes over the left had portion of the screen. Selecting toggles this on and off.

Changing Displayed Layers

You use this to select which layers to display on the map as follows:

  • The predefined layers are the MyPM data, these will display for all MyPM users.
  • The other feature layers are displayed according to the configuration and allocation through the users MyPM user profile/s.

In the illustrated example the tick boxes show that all MyPM Orders, except for those in the future, will be displayed along with ‘DOC Tracks’ from a customer configured layer.

Important

  • Have patience – It can take time to retrieve and display the data. This all depends on what features you’ve selected to show, your GEO server performance, and your device and connection performance.
  • You should only select those layers that are necessary for your job function. Depending on your device and your selections you can overwhelm the processing power of the device in trying the unnecessarily return massive amounts of GEO data from the map service. Generally speaking desktops will run fastest, followed by later model phones (smaller screen size). Older tablets with low specifications will likely be the slowest.
  • You will only see custom defined map data relevant to the level that your map is at. This is configured by MyPM configuration and optionally by the map service being called. So, for example, there would be no expectation of seeing individual power poles from a 10km up view.

Displayed Feature Layers

On selection of a customer defined feature layer the objects within the current map display range will be displayed. On selection of an item in the list:

  • Mobile Device – will trigger the popup with retrieved data from the map service for the object. From here you can navigate to the map and it will center on your selected object.
  • Desktop and Tablets – will center the map on your selected object and show a popup with retrieved data from the map service for the object.

Note: The displayed items are restricted to feature layer objects and does not include MyPM objects.

Changing the Base Map

Select and change the base map being displayed. These maps are configured by the MyPM administrators. Not all maps will be available when offline.

Selecting Map Layer Items

On Selecting a MyPM Map Item

When you select one of the Technical Objects then it will show the following dialog from which you can access the details of the object or create a Notification:

On Selecting a MyPM Map Item Cluster

When you select a cluster of MyPM items at its lowest level then it will show you the various Objects within the cluster. You can then navigate to the detailed screen for each:

On Selecting a GEO Layer Item

When you select a single feature layer then a popup will display the configured information to display from the map server:

On Selecting Multiple GEO Layer Items

If you select a map area where multiple MyPM and or map features are located then it will offer a list of the objects relative to your selection: