Quick Displays in Map Creator

Hello everybody,

Hope you’re doing great and have prepared a cup of your preferred brew, as this post a bit longer and a bit more technical! Ready? Then HERE we go…

We would like to draw your attention once again to the useful so-called Quick Displays in the Map Creator. These offer a thematic overview and are particularly helpful when editing special attributes. With the help of these displays, it is not necessary to click on each link individually when editing in order to recognise the corresponding attributes in the attribute window, i.e., it enables more effective work in the map.

The Map Creator currently offers seven displays. You can find them at the bottom of the map. By clicking on the corresponding symbol, the display mode opens and closes.

1. Highlight missing connections

Blue-red points are used to mark the places where road and path geometry is not correctly connected to other geometry but should supposedly be connected. This often refers to undefined new intersections after adding new geometry. So, thought of as an indication of a possible editing error.

2. Highlight roads without names

All road segments that have no name are marked in blue. This can be helpful, for example, when creating a new development area, in order to check at the end whether all streets (segments) have actually been given a name or whether areas have been forgotten when assigning them.

Of course, many links do not actually have a name, which corresponds to reality and our database specifications (most footpaths, ramps, turning lanes, roundabouts, etc.).

3. Highlight one-way roads

This display also shows in blue the streets (segments) for which one-way streets are coded (and the direction). This helps, for example, to get an overview so that areas are not unintentionally tied off by wrong one-way streets.

In this display, too, segments such as roundabouts, turning lanes, streets with physically separated lanes can of course be seen.

4. Highlight protected roads

Here, all roads are highlighted that are coded in the core map with the special “ADAS” set. Until some time ago, the community could not edit the geometry of these streets in the Map Creator, but this has now been made possible (more on this here). In this post on our blog, we had already discussed the subject of “protected roads”.

5. Highlight dirt or gravel roads

All roads (segments) that are attributed as “not paved” or with “poor road surface”.

6. Highlight roads by speed limit

This display is probably the most helpful display for most of you. Recently, at the request of the user, additional speed ranges with colours were added (see current legend in the screenshot, please click on “What’s on the map” at the top of the map, and again on ” What’s on the map ” to fold the legend back). When you cross the link with the mouse, you can also see the speed limit in this display.

Dashed representation means that two different speeds are coded on this segment depending on the direction of travel (e.g. speed 70 km / h in the direction of the built-up area, speed 100 km / h in the opposite direction).

7. Highlight roads by speed category

In comparison to the speed limits, this concerns the speed categories that are used, for example, in routing in the navigation devices for route selection and for calculating the duration of the journey.

If you change these specific attributes in one of the displays, you will immediately see the adjustment of the corresponding colour as a result.

On the right of the symbols of the quick display menu, you will find the icon for displaying the Mapillary tracks, i.e., the function integrated in the Map Creator for displaying street-based photos.

Just give a try on the quick displays, they will definitely be useful in many editing situations.

Best of luck!


Your WEU Community Team,

Frida-Grâce, Paolo, Francesco, Arturs, Alicja, Belén, Claire, Pedro, Georg and Eric

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