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Create, share, or delete favorite map settings

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1       Introduction 

Create, share, and delete favorite map settings 

In this topic, you learn how to create, share and delete map favorites to save specific map areas, settings, and associated layers for quick access and re-use. 

We estimate that this will take 5 minutes to complete.

2       Detailed explanation 

Favorites 

Create map favorites to quickly retrieve a snaphot-like group of settings to re-use in your flight planning and tracking tasks later. When you save and/or share favorites, you also save your map zoom setting, any activated weather layers, and even filtered aircraft lists.

You can create a favorite, share it with others, and/or set it as a personal default. You cannot change or delete a favorite someone else shares with you.   

Let's review the task to complete:

Knowing there is a tropical storm off the Florida coast, you want to create a favorite that depicts this area, with the relevant weather layers enabled, and DAL flights highlighted from the OTHERS section of the Flight list. 

Once you have this favorite set up, you can share it with other dispatchers, saving some work.

The map is centered on Florida and zoomed to 50 nm and the official track of a tropical storm displays.

North American radar images, as well as other relevant weather layers are enabled, including tropical storm wind speed and track probability. 

The Flight list has been filtered using the criterion Airline code "DAL", to show only Delta flights from the OTHERS section. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Favorites button.

The first time you access Favorites, none will exist -- unless an Administrator has previously created and shared some.  

The Favorites list may look like this:



 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the New Favorite... button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1  Type Florida coast into the active input field.

Interaction 2 Click the Add favorite button.

The "Florida coast" favorite you just created displays in the list.
 

Now, imagine it is some time later and you have been doing other work. Your map is positioned differently, different weather layers are enabled, and the map zoom level shows more of the continental United States.

Now, you want to focus again on the Delta flights affected by the tropical storm off the Florida coast. To do that, retrieve the favorite you set up earlier.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Favorites button.

Your username displays with the favorite name. 

If this had been the first favorite in your list, the heart icon would change to red and it would be your default favorite automatically.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Florida coast list item.

Your favorite settings are implemented on the map again. For example, you can see the official track for the tropical storm again and the OTHERS section of the Flight list shows Delta flights only. You could proceed to do whatever work it is that you want to do with the map set up this way. 

For now, let's learn more about working with favorites.

If you need more information about working with the different weather layers, consult the related topics.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Favorites button.

Notice that two other favorites have been created by another user and shared with you.

To share any favorites that you create, use the Share icon ().

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Share button.

The Share icon is highlighted in green to indicate that you have shared this favorite with other users. 

For the next part of this example, center the map on the continental United States and focus on aircraft departing from KMSP. 

In this example, the map features a pink, shared UDA (user defined area).

You cannot create a favorite that encloses private (unshared) UDAs. 

Interaction 1

Start your work by filtering the Flight list. 

Interaction 1 Click the Filter button.

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Attribute dropdown button.

Interaction 2 Click the From (ICAO) list item.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Value input field.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1  Type KMSP into the active input field.

Interaction 2 Click the Add button.

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Favorites button.

Interaction 2 Click the New Favorite... button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1  Type KMSP departures into the active input field.

Interaction 2 Click the Add favorite button.

Click the  icon to set this favorite as your default. Be sure this is what you want as the next time you log in, this view of the map view displays automatically.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the heart button.

To delete a favorite when you no longer need it, use the Delete (trash can) icon. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Delete button.

You can always change your mind. For this example, choose No. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the No button.

To close the list of favorites, click the Favorites button. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Favorites button.

SUCCESS 

Congratulations! You have successfully created a favorite, shared it with other N-Tracking users, and learned how to delete a favorite.

You can update and over-write existing favorites. 

 



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