Using the swipe tool
The Swipe tool allows for comparison of both imagery and data layers within two view modes (Horizontal and Vertical).
Please note that the swipe tool is only available in the 2D view mode, it also cannot be printed through the Print function.
The swipe tool is located in the bottom right of the screen, just above the permit over time tool, click the tool icon to activate it.
Similar to the past imagery tool, activating the Swipe tool opens up a menu on the bottom of the screen with a ‘Left view’ and a ‘Right view’. The Right and Left lists are based on the layers currently active on the map in the layer list.
Deselecting some layers from one side will ‘Hide’ those layers from that view.
To compare specific layers, be sure to have the layers to swipe between prepared before activating the tool, and try to limit the number of layers that are active.
Once satisfied with the active layers to be compared you may want to hide the Swipe menu while using the tool, you can minimise the menu by clicking the icon.
Click the maximise dashboard icon to return to the menu.
To change between Horizontal and Vertical view modes, click the swipe direction icon.
Drag the slider across the screen to view and compare the selected layers.
Controls that impact the map view can still be used to pan, rotate, or zoom around to different areas while the Swipe tool is active.
Adding layers from the past imagery tool is an excellent way to view the development and changes in a particular area over time.
To close the swipe tool, click the close icon in the top right of the swipe menu