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Feature Information Template

Warning: This section needs to be updated for TerriaJS version 8.

You can add a featureInfoTemplate to the items in your catalog json file like so:

{
  "catalog": [
    {
      "name": "ArcGIS Server",
      "type": "group",
      "items": [
        {
          "name": "Gravity Anomaly two",
          "type": "esri-mapServer",
          "url": "http://www.ga.gov.au/gisimg/rest/services/earth_science/Geoscience_Australia_National_Geophysical_Grids/MapServer/6",
          "attribution" :
            {
              "text" : "Geoscience Australia",
              "link" : "http://www.ga.gov.au"
            },
          "featureInfoTemplate" : "Pixel colour: <b>Red={{Red}} Blue={{Blue}} Green={{Green}}</b>."
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

The template will replace all occurrences of {{property}} with the value of the property for that feature.

The result is:

instead of:

You can provide a template to use for the name of the collapsible section (eg. to replace RGB in the example above), like so:

          "featureInfoTemplate" : {
              "template": "<div>Pixel colour: {{>foobar}}</div>",
              "name": "Red {{Red}}"
          }

More details

The template is rendered using Mustache, so you can use all of its features here.

In particular, you can render properties that include html by using triple-braces, eg. {{{property}}}.

You can make use of partial templates (and even recursive templates) by specifying your template and partials as a json object, eg.:

          "featureInfoTemplate" : {
              "template": "<div>Pixel colour: {{>foobar}}</div>",
              "partials": {
                  "foobar": "<b>Red={{Red}} Blue={{Blue}} Green={{Green}}</b>"
              }
          }

After Mustache has rendered the template, the result is displayed using Markdown, so you could also write:

          "featureInfoTemplate" : "Pixel colour: *Red={{Red}} Blue={{Blue}} Green={{Green}}*."

Formatting numbers

The preferred way to format numbers is using the formats option, eg:

          "featureInfoTemplate": {
            "template": "Pixel colour: <b>Red={{Red}} Blue={{Blue}} Green={{Green}}</b>.",
            "formats": {
              "Red": {
                "type": "number",
                "maximumFractionDigits": 2
              },
              "Green": {
                "type": "number",
                "maximumFractionDigits": 2
              },
              "Blue": {
                "type": "number",
                "maximumFractionDigits": 2
              }
            }
          }

"type" specifies the type of formatting that will be applied to the property. Here we are using "number" formatting which is also the default formatting if "type" is not supplied.

The supported format options are:

  • "maximumFractionDigits": X: To reduce the number of decimal places to a maximum of X digits.
  • "minimumFractionDigits": X: To increase the number of decimal places to a minimum of X digits.
  • "useGrouping": true: To show thousands separators.
  • "style": "percent": To show 0.15 as 15%.

A second method is to use terria.formatNumber directly in the template. This accepts an initial JSON string describing the same options as above. To simplify the notation, the quotes around the keys are optional here.

          "featureInfoTemplate": "template": "Pixel colour: <b>Red={{#terria.formatNumber}}{maximumFractionDigits:3}{{Red}}{{/terria.formatNumber}}</b>."

URL-encoding strings

To URL-encode a value in a template, use terria.urlEncode or terria.urlEncodeComponent. For example:

Test: {{#terria.urlEncode}}http://example.com/a b{{/terria.urlEncode}}
Test: {{#terria.urlEncodeComponent}}W/HOE#1{{/terria.urlEncodeComponent}}

Formatting dates

Similar to formatting numbers you can format dates in the "formats" section by suppliying "dateTime" in the "type" property, eg:

          "featureInfoTemplate": {
            "template": "Date: {{Date}}",
            "formats": {
              "Date": {
                "type": "dateTime";
                "format": "dd-mm-yyyy HH:MM:ss";
              }
            }
          }

The date format style used for the "format" property is the style from the npm dateformat package, e.g. "dd-mm-yyyy HH:MM:ss" or "isoDateTime".

As with number you can also use terria.dateTimeformat directly in the template. This accepts an initial JSON string describing the same options as above.

          "featureInfoTemplate": "template": "{{#terria.formatDateTime}}{format: \"dd-mm-yyyy HH:MM:ss\"}2017-11-23T08:47:53Z{{/terria.formatDateTime}}</b>."

Replace text

You can replace text by directly using terria.partialByName in the template and providing partials for matching and replacement. For example, with the following template and partials, - If the value of feature.data.layerId matches a property name in the partials, it will be replaced by corresponding value. - If there is no matching in the partials, the original value will be used. - Any unsafe values in the partials will be stripped off when being rendered.

 "featureInfoTemplate": {
    "template": "{{Pixel Value}} dwellings in {{#terria.partialByName}}{{feature.data.layerId}}{{/terria.partialByName}} radius.",
    "partials": {
      "0": "100m",
      "1": "500m",
      "2": "1km",
      "3": "2km"
    }
  }

If {{Pixel Value}} equals to 150 and {{feature.data.layerId}} to 2, the text 150 dwellings in 1km radius. will be rendered.

Time-series charts

For features with time-varying table-based data structures (eg. CSV, SOS2, SDMX-JSON, if there is a time column), the feature info panel also includes a chart of the data over time, eg.

You can place this chart in your template using {{terria.timeSeries.chart}}. Alternatively, you can access the following component information:

  • {{terria.timeSeries.xName}} - the x-column name
  • {{terria.timeSeries.yName}} - the y-column name
  • {{terria.timeSeries.title}}
  • {{terria.timeSeries.id}}
  • {{terria.timeSeries.units}} - the column units as a comma-separated string.
  • {{terria.timeSeries.data}} - the data as a comma-separated string.

Please note: * If any of the component information above contains double-quotes, double quotes will be removed before TerriaJS processes the template further. * If any of the component information above is used as part of tag attributes, it must be surrounded by double-quotes. e.g. <chart y-column="{{terria.timeSeries.yName}}"></chart>

So you could reconstruct the chart manually as:

<h4>{{terria.timeSeries.title}}</h4>
<chart x-column="{{terria.timeSeries.xName}}"
       y-column="{{terria.timeSeries.yName}}"
       id="{{terria.timeSeries.id}}"
       column-units="{{terria.timeSeries.units}}">
    {{terria.timeSeries.data}}
</chart>

or use this as a basis to customise the chart.

Other supporting data

The clicked point's latitude and longitude are also available as {{terria.coords.latitude}} and {{terria.coords.longitude}}.

The current time for the layer is avaliable as {{terria.currentTime}}.

More examples

Some examples are here: https://github.com/TerriaJS/terriajs/blob/master/wwwroot/test/init/csv.json, and charts.json.

You can add this directly to your catalog by appending #build/TerriaJS/test/init/csv.json to the URL to your map, eg. http://localhost:3001/#build/TerriaJS/test/init/csv.json.