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How can I export or print content created on active places power?

It is firmly our desire to enable Users to take offline the analysis and reporting outputs generated within active places power.  Every table, chart and map within the website can be exported.  Tables to Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.  Charts to PNG and JPEG image formats.   Maps to PNG, JPEG and PDF formats.  

Note, report result lists are not considered tables and therefore cannot be exported to Excel or Word.  These lists can be exported in csv format via Table Tab report download button, which can then be opened within a number of different software packages including Excel.

To export tables and charts simply move the mouse cursor over the table or chart to display the export format options in the top right corner.  Click on the desired format to commence an export.  A download will be available through the browser’s download function; therefore this will vary depending upon the browser used.  Note only the chart or table will be exported.  No other text (i.e. heading or supporting information) will be included.  

To export maps use the "Print Tools" menu list located above the map window.  Choose whether to include the legend and click on the desired format to commence an export.  A download will be available through the browser’s download function; therefore this will vary depending upon the browser used.  


Which mapping API is used to provide the map and GIS capabilities?

Active Places Power mapping capabilities are built upon ESRI's ArcGIS Server software (version 10). The Network Analyst extension is used to calculate catchment areas and perform route based analysis. The web mapping capabilities use the ArcGIS API for JavaScript (version 3.0).

For more information on the ESRI ArcGIS Server suite of productions refer to their website - http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisserver/

Which web browsers are supported?

Active Places Power will work best in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), Chrome, Safari and Firefox.

We are aware of specific issues around performance, load times and aesthetic inconsistency presented in IE8. These are due to many elements in the current design being dependent on JavaScript and HTML 5, which are not handled as efficiently by IE8 as other browsers. Unfortunately, these inefficiencies are largely due to IE8 architecture which we have no control on.

In addition we are aware of an issue with map layers not displaying correctly via IE10.  To resolve this issue we recommend running the IE10 browser in IE9 compatability mode.  This will allow the application to fully function.  To do this open IE10, press ‘Alt’ key on your keyboard to bring up the top menu and then go to Tools > Developer Tools. (Alternatively you can just press the ‘F12’ key on your keyboard.) Click ‘Browser Mode’ and click on the Internet Explorer version you want to simulate.