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The Public Page will allow people to see most of the functionality of your Flying and History pages without requiring them to login to the website. A Public Page belongs to an organisation, and cannot be created for any other user type. To enable the Public Page function click “Enable Public Page” whilst managing your organisation.

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Customising Your Public Page and Adding a Public ID

You can customise the public page name, which is displayed on your public page, and public ID, which is added to the end of the URL. The default for these is the organisations name.

The public ID must be lowercase, it can contain only alphanumeric characters, hyphens and has to have a minimum length of three characters. The public ID can only be used by one organisation, it must be unique within the system.

Changing the public ID will not change the publicity of the existing flights, and all tracks that were made under the previous public ID (URL) will be visible on the new public ID.

Enabling Full Point Information

By default, flight position points shown for organisation flights will only show the aircraft name, location, and time. The organisation must explicitly enable full point information. This can be done by clicking “show full point info” and will have an immediate effect.

Showing KML Layers on your Public Page

An organisation can choose to make KML layers public, which makes them visible on the public page maps. Public KML layers are visible by default on the public pages and can be turned off by the viewer of the page.

The organisation can change the visibility of KML layers from either the public page settings or KML settings. Changing the publicity of KML layers is effective immediately. If there is a user viewing the public page and a KML is made private, the user can continue viewing the KML until the page is refreshed.

Selecting Aircraft To Make Public

Once an aircraft is made public, all new tracks it produces will be publicly viewable. If a public aircraft is made private, the current track will not be made private. Only new flights started from that point forward would be private. You can select which aircraft will be shown on the public page at any time. If aircraft flights are shown on the public page, and the aircraft are subsequently made private, any public tracks will remain on the public page. These can be made private from any administrator's History page.


Sharing your Public Page

Within Public Page settings, there is a Share section that provides links to the organisation’s Public Page, and an option to send the link via email.

Public page URLs have the format https://go.spidertracks.com/public/yourpublicID

There is a standard Public Page and a Public Page that shows the map only.

Standard - Default Public Page with ability to view Flying and History menus.

Map only - It is just the map, with the organisation public name shown in a box in the top right corner of the map. The map only Public Page is designed for embedding in other pages via an iframe. The sidebar is not available on the map only Public Page.

Managing Flight Publicity

Flights can be toggled from public to private and vice versa via the History page for any organisation Administrator. An open lock indicates the flight is public and a padlock icon shows that the flight is private.


Viewing Flights on the Pubic Page

Through the History menu on the Public Page viewers can search and view Flights starting from a selected date. Multiple tracks can be selected and viewed on the same map. Export functionality has been disabled.

If a Flight is made private by an administrator it will be removed from the Public Page. If it is the latest track for the aircraft, the aircraft will no longer be visible on the public map. If a Flight is made public however, it is not added to the public map. It will show on the public map the next time it the aircraft makes a public flight.

Public Page FAQs

Flights

Q. Can I show my previous flights before the Public Page was enabled?

a. Yes, administrators can do this from their History page.

Q. Are my public flights organisation exclusive or can another organisation I have set up under my account view these?

a. Your public tracks are organisation exclusive and only available to those you give the link to.

Q. How can I view what others see?

a. You can click on the url supplied after enabling your Public Page and this will show you the Public Page View.

Q. Can anyone see my Public Page or only those that I send the link to?

a. Anyone who you send the link to will be able to view your Public Page or anyone who knows the url.

Q. Can anyone in my organisation delete anything on my Public Page?

a. Only if they have the "admin" rights applied to their account.

Q. How can I add the History Page into the iframe of the Public Page? 

a. Unfortunately the iframe URL does not include the embedding of the Public History Page. 

 Q. My map only view just shows as a link when I embed in in my webpage, why is it doing that?

 a. To embed the "map only" view in your site, use the following code <iframe src="SPIDERTRACKS LINK"></iframe> around the link.

 

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    NCSHP Aircraft Operations

    Is the public page setup where search engines, like google or bing, discover the site and then make it a return on a Spidertrack search? Is there some protection in place to prohibit search engine scans of the internet from finding my public page link?

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