3.5 Reports

3.4 Schematics

The reports tab allows the user to view already created reports and is also automatically entered when a user decides to open a report from either the map view, augmented reality view or geo-schematic view.

3.5.1 Report

When a user chooses to create a report an interface will be presented to the user, similar to that in Figure 14. The top task bar buttons are explained in Figure 14.

Figure 14. Storm Damage Report

By choosing the different options on the left of the screen the user will be presented with varying required information on the right hand view. Tooltips are provided to help the completion of the form by clicking on the questionmark next to a form entry. A few special cases exist within this view, which are as follows:

  • Damage Location Grid # and Protective Grid # in the Location interface in Figure 14 both have a newEquipmenticon next to them. The user should click on this button to populate these attributes. Once the mini map has slid into the screen the user should either choose the tick on the call out of a particular piece of equipment or hold down on the map to choose the desired location. At present these are in WSG84 format.
  • Some interfaces will be greyed out since they are dependent on other fields. Once a switch or dropdown has been selected that is associated with the greyed out option then the item will be ready for completion.
  • The user is presented with an “Other” option in dropdowns and multiple selection tables. If this is chosen then the user should enter the alternative in the text field below that attribute.
  • Multiple photos can be attached to a form. These can be taken from either the device’s photo library or from the camera. A settings option is available in the global settings to decide if the device should store the photos taken from a request within its local photo library, (see section If the library button is selected then the user can touch on more than one photo before hitting done to attach multiple photos. If the user wishes to remove photos from the request then multiple photos can be selected in the Photo interface prior to clicking on the rubbish bin button. Photos can also be annotated by selected a single photo from the thumbnail list and clicking “Annotate Photo”. Once the photo has been annotated the user should click the save icon to save changes to the photo.
  • Some fields may be required for the completion of a form. In these cases the user will be prompted to complete them when trying to send the form without filling in these details. Acceptation of the popup will take the user to the required section and field. Adding Annotated Map Images to a Report

Clicking the magnifying glass in the report interface (see Figure 14) slides in a mini map from the top of the screen. This map shows the lines and equipment in a small radius around the item of equipment that was selected for the report*. Within this sub-interface the user can also capture and annotate parts of the map and add them to the report. In order to do this the user should pan the map to the area they wish to capture and click on the compose icon. After the user has annotated the map they must click the save icon to save the changes and add this annotated map to the report. To view previously added map annotations the user should click on the book icon. Any annotation on the list can be delete by swiping left and clicking delete.

*It should be noted that the equipment/lines around the chosen equipment will only be displayed if the network is active for this piece of equipment i.e. The required electrical network is selected from the Home View Networks table. A case where this might not be active is when reentering reports via the edit button on the Reports tab.

3.5.2 List of Report Options

Once a form has been sent or saved it is stored in an ordered list within the Reports tab. This list is ordered by creation date (descending). A user can re-access a particular report by clicking on the blue pencil to the right of the desired item. This will pull up the original form populated with the original values for editing, restoring and resending. If the user wishes to delete a report from the list then a swipe to the left on the desired item will reveal a delete button on that row. Delete can also occur by clicking on the desired, or multiple, reports(s) and clicking the “Delete Selected” button. “Select All” and “Deselect All” buttons are included in the interface for the ease of performing these tasks. There is also a button called “Send Selected” which will send the reports to the backend server that have been selected (shown by a tick to the left hand side).

The following describes the variety of icons showing the status of the reports:

The report has been saved on the device but no attempt has been made to send it to the server.
The report has been successfully sent and received by the server.
The report has had issues sending to the server. A message associated with why there was an issue will be displayed beside the type of report.
The report was denied by the server. A message associated with why there was an issue will be displayed beside the type of report.

If the network that the report is associated with is loaded on the home view then a magnifying glass will appear next to a report row allowing the user to zoom into the map view to see the piece of equipment associated with this report.

3.6 Network Updates