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Bookmark frequently used layers

Bookmarks allow you to quickly save your map view and content, such as layers and drawings, and share it with other DisasterAWARE users to quickly convey critical information about an event for a common operating picture. Create a series of bookmarks, depicting data and places you monitor regularly, and add them to your daily checklist.

Click the Bookmark icon on the left toolbar to get started.

If this is your first time creating a Bookmark you will see the following view. Click on Create a Bookmark.

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If you have created Bookmarks before, click on the three dots at the top of the Bookmark panel, followed by the Add Bookmark + option.

Next, select the kind of bookmark you would like to create.

  • Extent and Layers: (Recommended) The current map extent and the visible layers will be bookmarked.

  • Extent Only: Only your current map extent will be bookmarked.

  • Layers Only: Only your visible layers will be bookmarked.

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Be sure to name your bookmark something meaningful so it’s easy to find at a later date.

The Share link shown above at right allows you to copy/paste the link and share your bookmark with other DisasterAWARE users.

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Bookmarks serve as an excellent, interactive alternative to briefing PowerPoint slides.

You can automatically set your workspace default view to display the map area, zoom, and layers you want to view every time you log in. See the section titled Customize your workspace.