Reporting and Viewing Latitude-Longitude Coordinates

Property center coordinates

The 'Property Center Coordinates' field automatically calculates the latitude and longitude of the center point of the 'Property Boundary' layer. The 'Property Boundary' layer is an automatic layer based on the parcels which make up the property record. This field does not check to see whether or not that point is in the polygon, so the center point may actually lie outside of a property boundary in certain cases (L-shaped properties or properties with two non-contiguous parcels, for example).

In a view: Simply start from a property view (or any view which has access to property information) and select 'Center Coordinates' as a field:



Any properties listed without coordinates have not been mapped yet. You'll need to add a parcel boundary in order for Landscape to calculate the coordinates.

You can export this view as a .csv if needed.


In a report: 

From any Property block, simply choose 'Center Coordinates' from the merge fields list. Note that the field will appear as '[[Boundary]]' - this is correct.



Viewing other coordinates

The 'Center Coordinates' field actually exists for any item with geography in Landscape, we just made it especially easy to access for property records since it's such a common request. However, to get the lat/long of any item (the center of a line or polygon or coordinates of a point), all you need to do is expand a view of that item into geography.

This process is slightly different than the one described above, in that it will only return results for items with geography. Unmapped items will not appear in the lists that you create once you expand into geography.


Example: Viewing issue coordinates

Start with a view of Issues, then expand the view into Issue Geography. You can then select 'Location' as a viewable field. Note that you can also select 'Location DMS' to display the coordinates in Degrees/Minutes/Seconds:



Example 2: Including baseline photo point coordinates in a report

Printing the coordinates of various points can be especially useful for creating tables of photopoint information, as some organizations do for their baseline photo sheets. You can download and use a template that does this here. This particular report template uses 'sub repeatable blocks' to access and display photo information, but this isn't necessary if you're only printing geography information.


To create a block that can report geography location, you need to first create a repeatable block and give it a category of 'Geography'. You'll then be able to select 'Location' as a merge field. The category of geography that the report prints (issue points vs. site visit points, etc.) is usually determined by the category of the report itself, although you could conceivably have nested geography sections within repeatable blocks, each with their own category.





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