Voyager - Layer Settings

New / Edit Layer

Setting Description
Status Set the status to 'Active' for layers that are currently being used.
Name Provide a name for the layer.
  • Marker - The name will appear on the Voyage in the legend and the data tab.
  • Overlay - This name will appear as the option group for all overlay exports that are configured for this layer.
Type Select the appropriate type:
  • Marker - Markers allow a geospatial representation of where certain things are clustering. Markers contain an identifiable quality, such as applicants, prospects, high schools, or events that have occurred or are being planned. These items have a location associated with them that can be seen on a map. Markers are displayed as zoom-appropriate, weighted clusters. Weighted clusters means that instead of having an even grid of markers, the markers appear close to where the majority of the records are. The data that drives the markers also appears as query results beneath the map.
  • Overlay - An overlay allows for visualization of numerically quantifiable data as a gradation of colors, similar to a heat map (e.g. where the strongest SAT scores are, where a large number of first generation students might live, etc.).
Color Available when 'marker' is selected. 

Select a color for the markers. This will dictate the color of the clusters, and will appear in the legend and the corresponding data tab.
Default Visibility Any active marker layers can be toggled on and off when viewing the Voyage map.
  • On - When Default Visibility is set to On, the markers for this layer will automatically be toggled on when the Voyage is opened for all users.
  • Off - If the setting is set to Off, the markers will not be displayed automatically; the layer will appear as an option to turn on if desired.
Order Determines the order in which the data tabs appear under the map as well as the order they appear in the legend.

When creating a new layer, select the Population for the query that will provide the data. 

If using ACS data for an overlay, use the Slate Template Library-Geography query base.

Location Export The options listed are based on the exports selected in the layer query. Select the query export that contains the postal code from the location export dropdown.
Location Type Select Country, US State, or US Zip Code.

Geocode (geography data in binary format) is made available when Marker is selected.
Pre-selected Value Select a default data point (export) for displaying the overlay in the voyage.
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