Geomatics Web Mapping User Guide

Accessing the Site

Login

The Altus Internet Mapping Site can be accessed through the Altus Geomatics homepage at www.altusgeomatics.com
(Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is recommended for Internet Browser)

1. Click ‘Client Login’, located on the top right hand side corner.
2. Enter your client user name and password.

If you have lost your user name and/or password there is a 'Forgot your password?' link on the log in screen that will prompt you for your email and will reset your password.

Login

Change Password

If you wish to change your password, once you are logged in you may change it using the 'Change Password' hyperlink on the front page. For any problems please contact the GIS Support team at 403-234-7599 or AG-GIS.Support@AltusGroup.com You will have access to one or all of the Western Canadian provincial maps. If there is a Western provincial map you would like to view, please contact the GIS Support team.


Tools Menu

You can access different tools according to your user profile and permissions. To access these tools, click on Tools and then from the drop down menu, select a specific tool you would like to use. The tool will open in a new tab.

Tools

Plan Search

Within the Plan Search you are able to search by location by inserting the section, township, range and meridian of a specific location. Notice that all fields with an asterik (*) are required. Once submitting your search, any Altus plans or Well Plans related to that specific location will display in the table columns below along with their description. The same search can be conducted by searching by job number.

Plan Search

First Call Map Generator

This feature is found under the Tools menu. It allows you to generate a map according to the specifications entered on each of the fields and check box selections. The first part allows you to enter the location of a specific DLS. This includes LSD/QTR, Section, Township, Range and Meridian. Please note that the LSD/QTR field is optional. Thus, making the other fields mandatory to successfully produce a map. As you move down the form, you will find the job number, ticket number, service number and client drop down box. By checking the check boxes, you can have these specific features displayed on your map. The 'Submit' button will process your map request and once complete, it will display a link under Map Download. Once you click on the link, a new tab will open with your map. The 'Clear' button will clear the fields from the form.

First Call Map First Call Map Output

Geotagged Photo Upload

This feature is found under the Tools menu. It allows you to upload an image photo in which it will be geotagged and placed on your map as a point feature. Make sure the 'Geotagged Images' layer in the Legend is checked. Once you see the point feature on your map, you are able to hover over the point and assuming the Toggle Maptip is on, a small floating window will open displaying the geotagged photo information. If you click on the point, the geotagged photo image attribute information will display under the Selection pane. Within this pane, you are able to click on the 'View Image' link to open a new tab with a large view of the image and you are also able to delete this image by clicking on the 'Delete' button. Once deleted, a message pop-up window will display the image has been deleted successfully.

Remember: You are only able to delete images uploaded by you.

Geotagged Photo Uploader Geotagged Attributes



Blackbridge Imagery Download

This feature is found under the Tools menu. It allows you to download imagery of a certain location. The file downloaded will be a zip file. Once complete, you may unzip it and view the imagery on a jpg file. You will also find a text file with the image date. Click on Tools, select Blackbridge Imagery Download. Choose the 'DominionGrid' button, fill out the DLS fields corresponding to the location you want to obtain an image from. After the fields are filled, click on the 'Submit' button. The tool will start processing and after a short moment, you will see a 'Click to Download' link below the 'Submit' button. Click on the link and the zip file will start downloading. The 'Refresh' button will clear all of the fields and link, allowing you to enter a new location to download from.

Blackbridge Imagery


Fortis Data Uploader

The Fortis Data Uploader allows you to upload KMZ and DWG files to your Fortis map. Only a specific number of users have access to this tool. To upload your files, simply click on the Choose File button and select a KMZ file, then click on the Submit button. The same steps apply to uploading a DWG file. Click on the Choose File button and select a DWG file, then click on the 'Submit' button. Once the file is submitted, you will see a message that the file has been uploaded and submitted for processing. You will receive an email when processing is complete.

Remember: Reload your map to see your KMZ or DWG and under Legend make sure to have the Forits Sketchs layer and your name layer and sub-layers enabled on (checked).

Blackbridge Imagery


Map Screen

Map Viewing Tools

The Map Viewing toolbar is found on the left side of the screen to the right of the legend pane. These tools allow you to manipulate the selection and views of your map.

Map Tools

Select   Allows you to select individual features by single clicking on one or by dragging a box around many.

Deselects   Allows you to clear a current selected feature.

Pan   Allows you to pan or drag the entire map in a desired direction.

Redraw   Allows you to redraw map layers.

Zoom In   Allows you to click to zoom in closer on map.

Zoom Out   Allows you to zoom out on map.

Zoom In Click   Allows you to click and drag a box on the map to zoom in.

Zoom Full   Allows you to zoom to full map extents.

Zoom Previous   Allows you to zoom to previous extents.

Zoom to Specific Location   Allows you to zoom to a specific section by entering the section, township, range and median parameters. Full townships can be viewed by leaving the zero in the section field. You can also zoom by disposition number or Lat/Long coordinates. Simply use the drop down menu to change from DLS.

Position   Allows you to click anywhere on the map and get your exact position and elevation.

Taskbar Tools

This toolbar is located at the top of the screen. For a brief description of each selectable tool hover your mouse over the icons.

Taskbar


Distance Measure   Allows you to freehand measure distances on the map.

Distance Measure Pan   Allows you to freehand measure distances but the map will auto pan with your cursor allowing you to be zoomed in at a larger scale and continue your measurement over a large area. Double click to end measure.

Area Measure   Allows you to measure an area of a drawn polygon. Click to create corner points of your polygon and the measurement reflects your pointer position.

Feature Measure   Displays feature length and/or area of a selected feature. This information is displayed on the left in the Tasks pane.

Draw   Allows you to freehand draw polygons/points/polylines, a new layer will be created and named as desired. The new layer will appear in the legend under the Markup groupset.

Buffer   Allows you to create a custom buffer around a selected feature.

Query   Allows you to query search for features by their attributes and spatial information.

Theme   Allows you to change the appearance of a layer acording to the specifications you provide.

Import   Allows you to import GPS collected data points or to manually inputs coordinates for display in the map.

Location Report   Allows the creation of a location report. This is described in more detail in the Create Location Report section of this manual.

AER Report   Generates a report of AER data for a selected feature. Select an AER feature then click AER Report button, a generated page will display any available AER data.

PDF   Allows you to create a preformatted map of your current view, create a map title, add imagery if desired as well.

HDPDF   Allows you to create a preformatted map of your current view in high definition.

Satellite Imagery   Allows you to turn the satellite imagery On or OFF or provide a theoretically imagery date.

Toggle Maptip   Allows you to enable and disable the display of feature information such as hovering over a geotagged photo point.

Units   Allows you to select your units of measure between Imperial (miles), Metric (meters), and Degrees.

Bookmark   Allows you to bookmark a current view. Once bookmarked, you are able to zoom to your bookmark or manage your bookmark.

Coordinates   Allows you to select a coordinate and move your mouse pointer to a particular point and the coordinates are displayed on the bottom left of your screen.

Settings   Allows you to enable and disable layers to be selectable and reset layer settings to default.

Selection Toolbar   Right click on the map screen allows users to use different methods of making a selection by a point click, a custom drawn polygon, or a scrollable radius circle. Selections can be cleared using the 'Clear Selection' button Deselects. Selected features can be viewed in the Selection pane.

Legend

The Legend pane is located on the left side of the screen. This contains all of the layers and sub-layers that can be displayed on the map as features. By enabling a layer, a check mark will indicate the layer is on. If it is unchecked, then the layer is disabled and its features will not be displayed on the map. The projection for the map is indicated in the bottom right corner of the page as shown below. Click on the projection hypertext for full metadata information.

Map Projection

If you wanted to turn on/off all the layers within a group, right click on the folder and select either toggle all on/toggle off to make the desired changes to all the layers within the groupset as the image shown below:

Legend Toggle

Tasks Pane

The Tasks pane is located on the left of the screen. When you select a tool from the Taskbar, many of their descriptions and task selection will be displayed in this pane.

Tasks Pane

Selection Pane

Features you see on the mapping site have attribute information. To get details on a well, pipe, road, river, etc. simply select the feature with your pointer tool which will highlight the feature yellow or blue for multiple selections. Refer to the Selection pane on the left side of the screen. Below is an example of one feature selected and its attributes displayed under the Selection pane:

Feature Attribute


To select more than one feature, click a feature and hold down the Shift key to select more. Or, simply draw a box around an area of interest with your pointer tool to select everything within. All the features selected will be highlighted as blue on the map. All features will show in the Selection pane drop down menu. See example below:

Multiple Feature Attribute

Remember: To remove selected features, click the 'Clear Selection' button Deselects on the map viewing toolbar.


Measure Tools

Distance Measurement

The Distance Measurement tool will allow you to measure a distance of a feature such as lines and polygons. Double click to end measuring and view the results in the Tasks pane.

Distance Measurement

Measure Pan

The Distance Measure (Pan) tool will continually center the cursor to allow you to measure longer distances within the screen. Double click to end measuring and view the results in the Tasks pane.

Measure Pan

Area Measurement

The Area Measurement tool allows you to draw over the outline border of a feature such as a polygon. Double click to end measuring and view the results in the Tasks pane.

Area Measure

Feature Measure

The Feature Measure (Selected) tool allows you to display the measure results of a selected feature. You need to select a feature first, then click on the tool. The results are displayed in the Tasks pane.


Drawing Tool

Draw Points, Lines, Polygons

Click on the Draw tool.

1. Within the Tasks pane choose ‘New’. Here, you will be prompted to give your new layer a name for the legend.
2. Give the layer a Redline Name. (ie. New Point)
3. Now choose the parameters for the feature you will draw. The three choices are Point Style, Line Style, Polygon Style. (ie. For Point Style choose the following: Marker Type, Size units, Marker size, Marker color, etc)
4. Click OK.

Draw New Geometry

Points

After completing the Draw tool steps above, continue with the following steps:

1. Under the 'Available Redline Layers' box, highlight the new feature you chose to draw. (ie. New Point)
2. Click on 'Add To Map'.
3. You should now see the new feature under the box 'Redline Layers on Map'. (ie. New Point)
4. Select your feature and click on the button 'Edit Redline'.

Draw Point

5. Click on the 'Point' button.
6. Then click on the map where you would like to place your point. A red square or circle or whatever marker type you chose will appear and a dialog box will appear to enter a label for the markup item.
7. If you did not enter a label on step 6. then to add a label to the point on the map, simply type in the box under ‘Modify Redline’ and go to Step 8. Otherwise, go to Step 9.
8. Click on the 'Update Text’ button.
9. Click on the 'Close' button.

Draw Point

10. To edit the feature, select the feature in the box 'Redline Layers on Map'.
11. Click on the 'Edit Redline' button.

Edit Redline

Lines

Drawing a line will only draw one single line in which it will consist of a start point and an end point of a line, making it one dimensional.
After completing the Draw tool steps above, continue with the following steps which are similar as to when creating a Point.

1. Under the 'Available Redline Layers' box, highlight the new feature you chose to draw. (ie. New Line)
2. Click 'Add To Map'.
3. You should now see the new feature under the box 'Redline Layers on Map'. (ie. New Line)
4. Select your feature and Click on the 'Edit Redline' button.
5. Click on the 'Line' button.
6. Then click on the map to specify the start and then click again to specify the end point of the line. A dialog box will appear to enter a label for the markup item.
7. If you did not enter a label on step 6. then to add a label to the point on the map, simply type in the box under ‘Modify Redline’ and go to Step 8. Otherwise, go to Step 9.
8. Click on the 'Update Text’ button.
9. Click on the 'Close' button.
10. To edit the feature, select the feature in the box 'Redline Layers on Map'.
11. Click on the 'Edit Redline' button.

Line String

Drawing a Line String will draw a continuous line representing a sequence of points and the line segments connecting them.
After completing the Draw tool steps above, continue with the following steps which are similar as to when creating a Point.

1. Under the 'Available Redline Layers' box, highlight the new feature you chose to draw. (ie. New Line)
2. Click 'Add To Map'.
3. You should now see the new feature under the box 'Redline Layers on Map'. (ie. New Line)
4. Select your feature and Click on the 'Edit Redline' button.
5. Click on the 'Line String' button.
6. Then click on the map to draw your line segments. Double click when finished drawing your last line segment to complete the line string. a dialog box will appear to enter a label for the markup item.
7. If you did not enter a label on step 6. then to add a label to the point on the map, simply type in the box under ‘Modify Redline’ and go to Step 8. Otherwise, go to Step 9.
8. Click on the 'Update Text’ button.
9. Click on the 'Close' button.
10. To edit the feature, select the feature in the box 'Redline Layers on Map'.
11. Click on the 'Edit Redline' button.

Polygons

After completing the Draw tool steps above, continue with the following steps which are similar as to when creating a Point.

1. Under the 'Available Redline Layers' box, highlight the new feature you chose to draw. (ie. New Polygon)
2. Click 'Add To Map'.
3. You should now see the new feature under the box 'Redline Layers on Map'. (ie. New Polygon)
4. Select your feature and Click on the 'Edit Redline' button.
5. Click on the 'Polygon' button.
6. Then click on the map to draw your polygon. Double click when finished drawing your last polygon segment to complete your polygon. A dialog box will appear to enter a label for the markup item.
7. If you did not enter a label on step 6. then to add a label to the point on the map, simply type in the box under ‘Modify Redline’ and go to Step 8. Otherwise, go to Step 9.
8. Click on the 'Update Text’ button.
9. Click on the 'Close' button.
10. To edit the feature, select the feature in the box 'Redline Layers on Map'.
11. Click on the 'Edit Redline' button.


Analysis Tools

Add Buffer

Adding a Buffer is made possible by selecting a feature on the map then choosing the Buffer tool. Enter the desired distance, colour, line thickness, transparency, etc. within the Tasks pane. The new buffer layer will be added to the Legend and can be turned off by clicking within the white check box to remove the check mark. Below are steps to guide you on how to create a buffer on a map:

1. Select the Buffer tool Buffer
2. Select a feature on the map.
3. In the Tasks pane enter a distance around the feature. (ie. 100 Meters)
4. Select the layer(s) to include in the buffer. (ie. Airstrips)
5. Give the buffer a name. (ie. Ostergard Buffer 100m)
6. Check the checkbox if you want to merge the buffer areas (Optional).
7. Fill in the Fill style, Border Style, Fill color, Line color, transparency, thickness, etc.
8. Click on the 'Done' button, the buffer will be created

Notice below the 'Done' and 'Cancel' buttons a yellow box with further tips/instructions.

Create Buffer

Querying

Querying features allow you to search for features by their attributes and spatial information. You have the option to query with different operators such as 'Begins with', 'Contains', and 'Equal to' and assigning a value to search for. Querying features will give you the option to apply spatial filtering with a 'Rectangle' or 'Polygon'. For the output results you are able to choose from within the feature attributes as to how you would like the results displayed. Below are steps to guide you to query features on a map:

1. Select the Query tool Query
2. Under the Tasks pane you will see a 'Query Features' section with several selectable dropdown boxes.
3. Under the 'Select a Layer' section, select a 'Layer' from the dropdown box.
4. Make sure to check the 'Property Filter' check box. This will allow to query by 'Property', 'Operator' and 'Value'.
5. Under 'Property', select an attribute to query from.
6. Under 'Operator', select one of the three conditions to choose from (Begins with, Contains, Equal to).
7. Under 'Value', type a string or values that you want to query.
8. Check the 'Spatial Filter' check box (Optional). You can digitize a 'Rectangle' or 'Polygon' by clicking on their respective buttons.
9. Under the 'Output' section, select the 'Output property' attribute that you want to display as a result.
10. Click on 'Execute' button. You can change the maximum results by modifying the default number in the 'Max results' field.
11. The results will be displayed by the 'Output property' attribute you chose on step 9.
12. In the 'Results' box, highlight the feature you want to 'Select' and/or 'Zoom' to.
13. Enter the scale you want to view the zoom at.
14. Click 'Zoom' button to zoom.
15. Click 'Select' button to select the feature.

Querying

Theming

Applying a theme to a layer allows you to change the appearance of a layer according to the specifications you provide. By applying a theme, you will select a layer, a theme name, define conditions by attributes, assign a distribution either individually or by selecting a classification method listed from a dropdown box. Also, you can specify the scale range in which you want to view your theme and apply transparency, fill colour and a border colour. After you are done applying a theme, you will find the theme under the Legend Pane. Below are steps to guide you to theme layers on a map:

1. Select the Theme tool Theme
2. Under the Tasks pane you will see a 'Theme Layer' section with several selectable dropdown boxes and fields.
3. Under the 'Select a Layer' section, select a 'Layer' from the dropdown box.
4. In the 'Theme Name' field, give the theme a name.
5. Under the 'Define Conditions' section, select a 'Property' attribute from the dropdown box.
6. Upon selecting a 'Property' attribute, the 'Min and 'Max' fields will auto populate but you can modify them as desired.
7. Select a 'Distribution' classification from the dropdown box. If there aren't any, it will assign one for you.
8. The '# of Rules' field is auto populated but you can modify it as desired.
9. Select a 'Scale Range' from the dropdown box.
10. Select the percentage you want for 'Fill Transparency' if any.
11. Select the 'From' 'To' fill colour.
12. Select the "From' 'To' border colour.
13. Click on the 'Apply' button

Theming


Import Features

There are two methods for importing points, the first is to browse and upload a GPS file. The coordinate points will be drawn as orange point symbols. The second method can be found by choosing “Enter Point Coords” from the drop down menu. You have the choice of entering Lat/Long Coordinates, UTM NAD 83 Coordinates, or DLS Offset information.

Import Points


Reports

Create a Location Report

The Location Report can be used to determine many of the issues that you may encounter when drilling a well in a specific location.

Click on Reports then from the drop down menu select the Location Report tool Location Report , refer to the Tasks pane to select a coordinate system and start filling in the fields. The location of the target can be chosen using five different methods. The five different data entering methods are:
  • Mouse click on the map
  • Latitude/Longitude DMS coordinates
  • Latitude/Longitude Decimal Degrees (DD) coordinates
  • DLS (Local Offsets) coordinates
  • UTM NAD 83 coordinates
Location Report Tasks

The Location Report will appear on your screen in a new window and the target location will be marked on the map. An example of this report and marked target location is shown below:

Location Report

AER Report

The AER Report generates a report of AER data for a selected feature. Select an AER feature then click AER Report button, a generated page will display any available AER data.

Create a DIDS + Report

With a disposition selected click on the 'View Report' link in the Selection pane to create a report from the available DIDS+ data.

DIDS Report

The generated report will appear in a new tab:

Generated Report

Change Disposition

Within the Disposition Report on the bottom left, you can change to view a different disposition report. Simply enter a different disposition number you would like to view and click on the 'Submit' button.

Change Disposition

Survey Plans and Reports

View Altus Geomatics Survey Plans

Viewing Altus Survey Plans can be accomplished using two methods.
Method 1:
Selecting a yellow well site, pipeline, etc. (shown on the map) that was surveyed for you by Altus Geomatics will allow you to view the following options:
  • PDF of construction plan, well site, facility, as-built, etc.
  • Mosaics – showing well site on available aerial photography
  • IOPS, Crossings for construction plans
  • Images – any images uploaded by Altus or users in your company
  • Additional documents – any documents uploaded by Altus or users in your company
Uploading documents

Documents can be uploaded to the website by client users. This tool allows you to store documents on our client site in addition to the data that is initially supplied. This data will only be available to members of your company. This tool can be found at the bottom of the Altus Geomatics well site/pipeline report page. (Accessed by selecting a well site, pipeline, etc. and opening the ‘View Report’ URL shown in the Selection pane.)

Upload Documents

Documents can be uploaded to Additional Docs or Images.

Method 2:
Clicking on the ‘Plan Search’ link on the page directly after logging into the mapping site will allow you to search for Altus Geomatics plans and AER (ERCB) well survey plans. Plans can be searched based on location parameters and by job numbers.

View Well, Pipe and Facility Reports

AER data (MER, MIEM or OGC – depending on the province) can be viewed once the map is zoomed into an appropriate scale and by turning on the layer group in the legend by clicking inside the white check box. Reports on the AER (MER, MIEM or OGC – depending on the province) data can be obtained using two different methods.

Method 1: Click a single well, pipe or facility
Selecting any feature will allow you to view a report containing information on only that feature. To use this feature, navigate to the well, pipe or facility of interest using the zooming tools. Select the well, pipe or facility to view information in the Selection pane.

Method 2: Highlight full sections (multiple wells, pipes and facilities)
Navigate to the section or township of interest. Make sure you choose the pointer selection tool. Trace a box around the desired area by holding the left mouse button down. Click the AER Report (MER Report, MIEM Report or OGC Report – depending on the province) button on the toolbar located at the top of the screen.

PDF Export

PDF

To create a PDF map to save to your computer, click on 'PDF Export', then select the 'PDF' tool PDF. On the left side of the screen under the Tasks pane, enter a title for the map and click on the 'Generate' button. If processing of your PDF map takes too long, make sure to enable pop-ups on your browser.

HD PDF

To create a HD PDF map to save to your computer, you will need to zoom in to a scale of less or equal to 1:100,000. Click on 'PDF Export', then select the 'HD PDF' tool. On the left side of the screen under the Tasks pane, enter the map information and click on the 'Submit' button.

HD PDF


Satellite Imagery

Altus Geomatics can provide orthophotos via an imagery layer supplied by Blackbridge. The imagery available on the website is 1.5m resolution in general. This data is available for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Altus Geomatics can purchase imagery at 50cm resolution for your specific project as required.

To access photos in the map, click on the ‘Satellite Imagery’ button on the toolbar, then select 'Image On'. The Air Photo will need to be refreshed as you pan around and zoom in or out, to do this simply click the button again. To turn the 'Satellite Imagery' off, click on 'Image Off'. To get the date of the air photo, select 'Image Date'.

Satellite Image

Bookmarks

Bookmark Current

By selecting the 'Book Current' from the drop down box, the current view extent will be added to Bookmarks. You will need to zoom in to an area of interest.

1. Click the 'Bookmarks' tool. Bookmark
2. Select 'Bookmark Current'.
3. Input a bookmark name in the corresponding field.
4. The checkbox 'As initial extent' is optional.
5. Click on 'Create' button (Once you create the bookmark, a message will pop-up stating the bookmark was created.)

Bookmark Current

Zoom to Bookmark

The 'Zoom to Bookmark' will allow you to zoom and view the map at the scale at the time when you created the bookmark or last saved your bookmark.

1. Click the 'Bookmarks' tool. Bookmark
2. Select 'Zoom to Bookmark' from the drop down box.
3. Select the bookmark name you want to zoom to.
4. Click on 'Zoom To' button.

Bookmark Zoom

Manage Bookmarks

By selecting 'Manage Bookmarks', this will allow you to rename, save, or delete an existing bookmark. Also, it gives you the ability to check the option 'As Initial Extent'.

1. Click the 'Bookmarks' tool. Bookmark
2. Select 'Manage Bookmarks' from the drop down box.
3. Select the bookmark name you want to manage from the drop down box.
4. If you want to rename it, click in the 'Name' field and rename it as desired.
5. If you want to include the 'As Initial Extent', check the checkbox.
6. Click on 'Save' button to save the changes. (Once saved, an update message will pop-up stating the bookmark has been updated.)
7. Click on 'Delete' button to delete the selected bookmark.

Bookmark Manage


Coordinates

Choose Coordinates

By choosing the 'Coordinates' tool from the Task Bar Tools, this will allow you to choose different coordinate options according to the provincial map selected. Once selecting the coordinate, you can drag your mouse pointer on the screen and the coordinates will display on the bottom left of your screen.
Coordinates Display


Settings

Selectable Layers

Allows you to apply a selection to all selectable layers or you can customize the selectable layers. By choosing 'All Selectable Layers', you will make all features selectable. By choosing 'Customer Selectable Layers' you will choose the layers you want features to be selectable from.
Apply Selection

Reset Layers

Reset layers settings will allow you to reset the layers back to its default layer settings. Upon selecting this option, you will get a message stating your current layers settings will be lost and the map will refresh displaying its default layer settings.
Reset Layers
Before Resetting Layers - Notice how the Altus Survey Data and the AG Elevations layers are checked.

Before Reset


After Resetting Layers - Notice how the Altus Survey Data and the AG Elevations layers are unchecked. The rest of the layers remain checked because they are part of the default layers settings. The map refreshes to the provincial extent.

After Reset

Troubleshooting

Help

For any further troubleshooting help that you may need, feel free to contact AG-GIS.Support@AltusGroup.com