The ability to add and share georeferenced comments to Pathfinder can be used for a variety of applications, such as collaborative planning, stakeholder engagement, public consultation, inspection and field tasks management.
Next releases will add more options to Pathfinder’s commenting system.
To add new comment threads in a specific location, click on the New button of the Comment Manager. The cursor will change to a blue circle:
After clicking on the comment location, the comment thread dialog will appear and we can type the initial comment:
We can also assign a color to the comment thread, so it is used in its map marker. This color can be used to represent the comment’s priority, topic or status.
The marker showing the location of the new comment thread will be visible on the map:
The new comment will also be visible in the Comment Manager when we click the Refresh button:
New comments can also be added to an existing thread. To do so, open the thread by clicking on the map marker or in the Comment Manager.
The comment thread dialog will open and we can add a new comment below the previous ones:
Comments in multiple scenarios¶
When we add a comment thread, it is always assigned to the current scenario, since each scenario may have different results with different implications to discuss.
The Comment Manager offers the option to see all the comment threads in the project, or only the ones in the current scenario. To change this option, click on the three-dot icon and use the filter menu:
If you don’t see the comments you made in previous sessions, remember to select the right scenario or use the “project” filter.
The Comment Manager has a search box to find comments by text. After hitting Enter, the search will be performed and the found text hightlighted.
We can also type a user name to see only the comments made by that user.
Click on the red X button on the right side of the search box to clear the results.
We can delete a whole comment thread, if we are its owner/creator.
It is also possible to delete a specific comment we made. When the cursor hovers over it, click on the Delete icon.
Pathfinder will show an error message if we try to remove another user’s comment or thread.
Zooming to comments¶
To zoom to a specific comment thread location, click on any of its comments in the Comment Manager. The map will center in the thread location, its marker will be highlighted and the corresponding comment thread dialog will open up.
If we zoom out of an area with multiple comment thread markers, they will group into a single circle with the number of threads under it. We can click on the numbered icon to zoom to a group and expand it.
Disclaimer: the scenarios depicted in this manual do not represent actual customer projects or infrastructure proposals, and are presented for demonstration purposes only.
For more help, please use the help chat in the application, or contact Gilytics.
To access the Comment Manager dialog and display the comments as icons on the map, click on the icon in Pathfinder’s top bar:
Initially, the comment manager will be empty.
The comment thread markers on the map will not be visible if the Comment Manager is not open.