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  • 1.  SSA URL with Coordinates

    Posted 12-04-2018 17:30
    Is there a way to pass coordinates through the URL in SSA to have the window pan directly to a feature. What I would like to do is create a URL to give to someone that would take them directly to a "thing" I wanted them to look at, rather them give them an address or set of coordinates to search on. I feel it would be a more elegant solution.

    Usecase example, I see an illegal dump in the imagery and click a "create link" tool that generates a URL with embeded coordinates or other system reference that I can drop into an email and send the Planners to have a look at and SSA would open in the spot they need to see, without them needing to do further searching on an address or manually typed coordinates.

    Jason Hemingway
    Coordinator Asset Mgt & GIS
    Cassowary Coast Regional Council

  • 2.  RE: SSA URL with Coordinates

    Posted 12-05-2018 03:09
    HI Jason,
    you can use the parameters lon, lat and zoom in the url to let SSA start at a certain WGS84 coordinate. You can also use x,y for the coordinate system of the map - usually EPSG:3857.

    SSA supports more URL parameters. Have a look here: Administration guide



    Andreas Homa
    Pitney Bowes Deutschland GmbH

  • 3.  RE: SSA URL with Coordinates

    Posted 12-05-2018 04:05

    Hi Jason,



    Although there is a way of manually creating URLs that specify the XY there is no way of asking SSA to create a URL of what you are looking at at the time and do it on-the-fly (e.g.: a specified zoom level, the layers that are switched on, XY).


    Here's an example: https://geo.southwark.gov.uk/connect/analyst/mobile/#/main?x=533918&y=177710&zoom=15. Note that you can also specify the zoom level with &zoom=x and the overlays you want open with &overlays=x. But all this would have to created manually.


    PB's predecessor product, Stratus Connect, did have the URL link function which created a URL of what the users is looking at (exactly what you and I want), but for some reason it never made it into SSA. I have been asking PB to include the URL link functionality in SSA ever since taking up the produce in 2016. I don't know if PB has plans to include it in a future release.


    Stratus Connect also had a &mapmarker=yes parameter which added a marker at the end of a URL. Someone at PB can correct me if I am wrong but I don't think that has come into SAA. Again, it's something I have asked PB for in the past.





    Stuart Carter
    Corporate GIS Manager
    Southwark Council