QuickStart: LabMaps

LabMaps

Use LabMaps to display on websites and kiosks which computers are being used. Students will be able to easily and efficiently find computers to use and the utilization of lab computers will increase. Reduce the number of student complaints as students will find the computer they need.

Create a New Map

  1. Click Maps on the LabStats Menu.
  2. Click + Add New Map on the upper-right side of the screen.
  3. Enter a name and description, then click Submit.
  4. Click Please select a group to add stations to map to add a group to the map. (The stations within that group will now be available to click and drag into place on the map.)
  5. Access the Map Settings by clicking on the map.
    • Map Name — Name of the map.
    • Map Description — Description of the map.
    • Label — Display a station label with the hostname, station name, IP address, or none.
    • Font Size — Font size of the labels.
    • Map Width — Set the map width. 800 is the default.
    • Map Height — Set the map height. 450 is the default.
    • Icon Scale — Increase or decrease the icon size.
    • Back Color — Select a color for the background.
    • Fore Color — Select a color for the label font.
    • Show OS — Check this box to display the operating system on the station icons.
    • Show offline stations as available — Check this box to display offline stations as powered on (available for use).
    • Map Background — Upload an image background by selecting a map from the list or clicking Add New Background.
    • Grid — Enable use of a grid and adjust the size. This helps the alignment of stations and will not be visible on the final map.
  6. Click and drag stations to the correct locations on the map.
    • Selecting a station allows manual entry of X and Y coordinates.
    • A computer is the default icon, but square or circle icons are also available. Icons can be rotated or flipped. The default can also be changed by changing the icon associated with the station (Edit Station).
  7. Click Save to save your changes.
  8. Click Back to Manager to return to the map list and view, edit, or delete the new map.

Download and Publish a Map

Single Map

  1. Click Maps on the LabStats Menu.
  2. Click Download Viewer Template to download the MapViewerTemplate.html file.
  3. Select Map, click Download Template.
  4. This HTML file will display the map exactly as it was created. It can be published on its own or embedded in an iframe on an existing webpage.

Multiple Maps on a Single Display

  1. Click Maps on the LabStats Menu.
  2. Click Download Carousel Viewer Template to download the MapMultiViewerTemplate.html file.
  3. Select Map, click Download Template.
  4. This HTML file will display the map exactly as it was created. It can be published on its own or embedded in an iframe on an existing webpage.
Updated on September 26, 2018

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