Introduction to the OpenGeo Suite

Saving map layouts

Now that you’ve spent time configuring your map layout (adding, reordering, styling and editing layers, etc.), it might be a good idea to save your layout. Saving your composed map allows you to come back to the current layout without having to redo all of your work.

In this section, we’ll have a quick look at how to save map layouts, and return to them in another browser session.

Save Map tool

Button Name Description
../_images/gx_icon_savemap.png Save Map Initiates the workflow to save your current map layout.

Loading Saved Map Layouts

Loading a saved map is a matter of opening a saved location in your browser.

  1. Return to the default GeoExplorer window at http://localhost:8080/geoexplorer/

    ../_images/gx_save_mainpage.png
  2. Access your saved map by navigating to the URL noted previously.

  3. Your already-composed layout opens, ready for some more fine-tuning.

    ../_images/gx_save_savedopen.png

Bonus

With your saved configuration reloaded and possibly updated, what happens if you click the Save Map button again? What doesn’t happen?



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