Map Context

In addition to displaying filtered-by-container portlets, you can view discovered devices in the Map Context portlet, automatically placed by location.Notice that you can move the center of the map with the arrows in its upper left corner above the zoom in / out (+/-) buttons. The menu in the upper right corner lets you select a Map or Satellite views, and fine-tune them to include labels, terrain and so on.

In addition to the Help and Settings icons at the top of this portlet, you can also Toggle Marker Style (pushpins or triangles), Toggle Marker Clustering (combine markers into cluster marker when they are near each other), or Search by Name for a location. Clustered markers display the number of separate markers combined within them.

The Search function is case-sensitive. Omit the initial letter if you are uncertain about capitalization for a tagged location.

Clicking the Settings icon produces a screen where you can configure the default marker style, whether clustering is enabled, and where you can save the current map boundaries (Save Current Bounds), which appear, read-only, below that option.

General > Entity Change Settings

The page layout controls the width of the map. However you can control the height of the map with the Look and Feel configuration in the Advanced Styling tab.

Add the following line to the custom CSS settings in this tab:

#portlet_8877_WAR_netview .gmap { height: 1000px !important; }

This sets the height of the map context portlet to the configured number of pixels, here, 1000.

Access this tab from the drop-down originating with the word Map in the top right corner of the portlet.

Configure locations on the map with the Tag menu item. See Tag for an explanation. See Maps and Containers Together below for more about their joint capabilities.

Map Context without Containers

If a page has no containers then the Map Context can act like a container too. It displays all tagged resources within the system (see Tag). Clicking on a tagged item behaves like clicking a Container, confining displayed resources, alarms, and so on, to those for the selected tag.

Each tagged coordinate is cross-correlated with the Alarm severity table (if there are alarms against it) and its color reflects the current Alarm severity.