Mango provides simple URL parameters to allow linking directly to a feature
Particularly useful for users who want to create links between external websites or databases that will open a specific map with a specific feature from a layer highlighted. If popups are enabled for the layer, the popup will also open.
Creating Inbound Feature Links
- Open the Layer Settings panel and edit the layer you wish to target
- Select the General tab
- Copy the Feature Link URL located at the bottom of the panel
- Target your desired feature by updating the values for field-name and field-value
The URL parameters follow a simple pattern to target unique features. To target a feature you must include a target field-name (Column), and a target field-value.
For example, to link to a unique property parcel in a parcel map, you could target the pin column, and use a unique GPIN or APN as the field-value
The field-name is a raw Column Name from the parcel dataset. eg. pin
The field-value is a unique Assessor’s Parcel Number you want to target. ie. 9895247728
If you’re not sure of the raw column name, you can find it by selecting the Formatting tab on the Layer Settings panel.
You must use the original Column name as the field-name, not a custom Label you may have set.
Here is an example URL using the above values:
Feature linking works best with unique Field Values. For example, parcel PIN/APN numbers. If a Field Value is not unique, the first matching record will be highlighted.
For simple end-user links, see the sharing feature to quickly share features and places.