↵ Let’s head back and find out what contributions are
When the project is loaded, contributions are displayed on the map. We already know that they can be visible either as the shape of a point, a line, or an area. Every shape is a hyperlink to that contribution.
An active contribution is highlighted on the map: if it’s a point, it has a hover around it, otherwise the colour of the contribution changes to bright yellow.
Clicking on a highlighted contribution centres the view. Clicking anywhere else on the map closes the active contribution and returns to the project. From there, other ways of accessing contributions can be explored.
We already know that every contribution belongs to a category, and every category usually has a different icon and colour to separate contributions visually on the map. This is visible on the list of categories.
Every category can be checked or unchecked. That’s how contributions on the map are toggled - this is called filtering by categories.
Filters can do even more magic. With the same technique of checking and unchecking statuses, it is possible to visualise specific contributions, for example only these that are active, or in review. You can also use this to switch between personal and all contributions of a project.
To manage the contributions, we use four statuses:
Subsets are predefined rules for displaying contributions. They, for example, can display only contributions, added during the desired period of time.
If a project has any subsets available, a list of them is displayed next to the search input.
Contributions currently visualised on the map are viewed in a list of contributions. They show the display field, category, author of a contribution, also when it was created.
When searching for specific contributions, the found term is highlighted, and only contributions that match the search criteria are displayed on a list (also on the map).
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