Using LandTracker Maps
- 1. Overview
- 2. Accessing LandTracker Maps
- 3. Using LandTracker Maps
- 3.1 Navigation
- 3.2 Searching
- 3.3 Understanding the map
- 3.4 Choosing what to show
- 3.5 Exporting tenement map data
- 3.6 Request email alerts of tenement applications in an area (LandWatch)
Please note that internet access is required to use this service.
- LandTracker Maps is accessed via a web browser on a mobile device, from https://landtracker.com.au.
- Log in by clicking the
button at the top right, and then enter your email address and password.
- Click the
button at the top right.
- Select the
tab and enter your email address, your choice of password and accept the Conditions of Use.
- Click the button.
- If you see a FAIL: Invalid Password message, this means your email address has already been registered for LandTracker Maps. Click the
tab and reset your password.
- If you forget your LandTracker Maps password, you can reset it by clicking the
- When prompted, enter your email address. You will then receive an email with a link to reset your password.
- Note that this will also reset your Tenement Safety Net and/or LandTracker User Guide password.
- Zoom in and out using the scroll wheel on your mouse, or using pinch gestures on a touchscreen device. The scale is shown at the bottom of the map.
- Move the map by clicking and dragging with a mouse or using a touchscreen device.
- Enter Full screen mode by clicking the button at the top right of the map, and exit by clickingor pressing Esc on your keyboard.
- Click the Search button in the toolbar at the top of the screen to locate a tenement or area.
- To locate one or more tenements by ID, use the Find by ID tab.
- IDs can be entered with or without spaces, and you can enter more than one ID separated by commas.
- Select the Region (state), and then click the
- The map will zoom to the tenement(s) you selected.
- To locate one or more tenements by location, use the Find Location tab.
- Enter an address or location and then click
. Note that you can search for any Australian address, although the address suggestion may not appear.
- The map will zoom to the location you entered.
- When you hover your mouse over a tenement in the map, click it or select it on a touchscreen device, its details are shown at the bottom of the screen.
- Colour coding is used to indicate a number of attributes of the tenements on the map.
- Tenement(s) you have selected are solid colours and have a red border.
- Live tenements are green.
- Pending tenements are blue.
- Dead tenements are grey, and remain on the map for five days.
Note that the data obtained from mines departments outside WA does not include dead tenements. Therefore, when a previously available tenement is no longer in the data, it is assumed to have died and will have a status of Dead (was Live) or Dead (was Pending).
- Where there are overlapping tenements, they are shown on top of each other. In the above picture, the darker blue near at the top right is two Pending tenements and the grey-green in the middle shows Live tenements in the same space as Dead ones. Right-click a tenement to hide it and expose the one underneath it to see its details.
- To toggle between the Google Maps Satellite and Map views. click the second button on the toolbar.
- Currently showing Map view.
- Currently showing Satellite view.
- To toggle between displaying or hiding the tenements surrounding the selected tenement(s), click the third button on the toolbar.
- Currently showing surrounding tenements.
- Currently hiding surrounding tenements.
- To temporarily remove a tenement from the map, for example, to show underlying tenement(s), right-click with your mouse.
- To reset the view and show all hidden tenements, click the Refresh button.
- Hiding tenements is not possible on a touch device.
- Toggle tenement ID labels on and off using the seventh button on the toolbar. Note that labels are only visible when zoomed in to 2km or closer.
- Currently showing labels.
- Currently not showing labels.
- The last button on the toolbar toggles a widget of additional layers.
- Click the checkbox next to a layer to turn it on, and use the sliders on the right to adjust its transparency.
- Click the next to a layer's name for information about the layer's content.
- If you have a Garmin GPS device that is compatible with the Garmin Communicator browser plugin, the fourth button on the toolbar can be used to download the polygons for currently selected tenement(s) to your device.
- After clicking the button, a browser check is performed and you will see a link to download the plugin if it is not already installed.
- Tenement(s) can be downloaded as a GPX file for use with GPS and mapping applications.
- Select the tenement(s) you want to export.
- Click the fifth button on the toolbar.
- When prompted, click the Download File button to save the file.
- An online service to convert GPX files to other spatial formats can be found at https://www.gpsvisualizer.com/.
- LandTracker Maps allows you to draw a single polygon over an area and receive a free weekly email report of any new tenement applications in the area.
- Move and/or resize the map until you can see the entire area you want to monitor.
- Click the eighth button on the toolbar to create or edit a LandWatch area.
- A square polygon will appear on the map. Drag each corner to the required position. To add a new point, click the dot between two existing points. To repomove a point, right-click it.
- When you're happy with the shape, click the button again to save the area.
- You will receive your first email straight away, showing any changes in the past 30 days. Subsequent weekly emails show changes since the last email.
- To cancel these emails, edit the polygon and remove all points.
- You can generate an email at any time by slightly moving one of the points and saving the changes.