The first thing to configure is the Location Tree. It is important to determine how many office maps will be required and where they will be situated. The Location Tree consists of five tiers of information: Country, Region, City, Site and Levels. You can add, delete, rename, hide or alter the settings for any of these tiers by right clicking on their node in the Location Tree. If some of these nodes are not visible then you may need to ensure that they are set to visible as described later in this article.
As an example, for a simple single floor office of a business in the Brisbane CBD you will need to set up Locations for Australia (Country), Queensland (Region), Brisbane (City), 300 Queen Street (Site) and Level 18 (Level).
To add a new tier to the hierarchy, right click on the level where a new tier should be added below and click on the 'Add new xxxxx' where xxxxx is either Country, Region, City, Site or Level depending on where you are in the tree.
Part of setting up locations in the Location Tree is assigning latitude and longitude coordinates for locations on every tier. This helps users who are using the visual map to navigate between locations. We recommend using Bing Maps
rather than Google Maps for accuracy. You can right click an area on the map to see longitude and latitude details and then copy these values into OfficeMaps.
To add latitude, longitude and address details, right click on the tree node and select 'Settings'. An appropriate level of map zoom should also be selected.
Time zones should also be set for each Region-tier location. This will allow a user to hover over the location to get the local time
To set the time zone, right click on the region, click on 'Settings' and set the time zone.
It may be the case that all of a business’ office maps are located in the same Country, Region or City. You can choose to hide different tiers of the Location Tree through the menu option Preferences -> Location Tree without needing to configure the visibility of individual locations in the Location Tree itself.
Step 8: Setting up the Department Tree
The Department Tree allows organisations to arrange people by department rather than by physical location. The Department Tree consists of any number of tiers organised hierarchically. You can add, delete, rename, hide or alter the settings for any ...
Setting a Launch Location
Users are able to specify a page which becomes their default initial view of OfficeMaps. Click on a location in the Location Tree, then from the top menu, select the option Set As Launch Location to make the currently selected location the first page ...
The Location Tree
The Location Tree shows a tree list of all the locations where an organisation has set up offices. This tree view is structured to include the following nodes in order of hierarchy: Country, Region, City, Sites, Office. See the article Tree ...
Step 4: Setting up Floor Maps
Maps are used to act as a background for desks, people and other objects so that users can navigate and find things in your office. Maps are associated with 'Levels' on the Location Tree. Each 'Site' on the Location Tree can contain any number of ...
Location Dashboard Report Information
The following information about a selected location can be viewed by running a Location Dashboard Report. When considering the meaning of these values, be aware that all values in the reports refer to not only the selected location but also all child ...