There are many new features and layers added to Leaflet-Environmental-Layers library and these new features will be soon LIVE on PublicLab and Mapknitter .
List of new updates :
Sharing of Maps with preloaded layers using URL :
Suppose you want to share a map at latitude 44.770 and longitude -90.483 and at zoom level 7 with overlay layers of mapknitter and skytruth-alerts to be active , you can share URL (copy it from the browser's address bar itself ! ) :
Here BL2 = BaseLayer2
STruth = SkyTruth Layer
MapK = MapKnitter Layer
Screenshot of map instance generated by above link .
Introduction of Spinner while layer is being loaded :
Earlier we had no idea whether the layer is getting loaded or has already being loaded . To solve this ambiguity we have introduced a layer which will come automatically when new data is being getting fetched .
GIF showing spinner in action !
PurpleAir-Layer works smoothly now :
In the initial versions of LEL library , adding purple air layer would cause the map to lag immensely . Addition of panning and zooming listeners to fetch only the data we want at the moment has resulted in smooth loading of this layer .
New button to choose layers :
The earlier button to choose overlay layers was not clear enough to describe its use . Often new user to the website would miss the earlier version button . Using @warrens prototype , we came up with this :)
Share your Location on Public Lab :
We encourage people to share their location on Public Lab and we do not take any location related information from user without their consent . Sharing Location will help us give you a view on maps which will be personalized to only you , hence helping you to easily study your vicinity !
New Layers :
Following layers have been added :
1.) Indigenous Lands Languages Layer.
2.) Indigenous Lands Territories Layer.
3.) Indigenous Lands Treaties Layer.
4.) Air Quality Index Layer.
5.) Wisconsin Non-Metal
6.) OSM Landfills, Mines, Quarries
On going work in LEL :
- Writing perfect documentation for integration of LEL .
- Integrating new LEL features with plots2 and mapknitter .
- Refreshing maps from API calls when panning/zooming .
Cheers to Contributors and to people using LEL :P
There is increase in people contributing to LEL on github . Also the number of stars on github has also increased .
28 stars :)
There is sudden increase in weekly downloads of LEL on NPM as well :
THANK YOU ALL !