Segment reports dynamically segment events on a route together into a single record set. The segment report returns separate records at any measure along the event where any of the attributes change. Segment reports can have multiple use cases depending on the needs of an organization and can provide the basis of analysis to evaluate legislation, policy, and budget options. For more information on segment reports, see Segment reports.
In this example, the process is for producing a segment report similar to the one shown above.
The following data layers are used to create the report. The layer names used here are only examples. You can use your own layer names to produce your reports:
|ALRS data type
The routes are selected from this layer. The layers are segmented on the selected routes.
The annual average daily traffic layer used to segment the routes.
The international roughness index layer used to segment the routes.
The surface type layer used to segment the routes.
The rural and urban type layer used to segment the routes.
Selecting the network
The first step towards producing a segment report is to select the route network.
- Go to your reporting URL.
- Click the New Report button.
- Click the Segment Report button.
- Choose the Route Network using the drop-down arrow.
- Choose the Effective date for the report.
- Choose the Output Units using the drop-down arrow.
The road segments will be reported using these units.
- Type the Number of decimals.
These are the number of decimals that show in the segments measures in the report.
- Click Next to select the routes.
Selecting the routes
The next step in the segment report creation process is to select the routes with which the segment measures will be calculated. There are two options available: spatial and attribute selection.
The spatial and attribute filters work in conjunction with each other. This means you can apply an attribute filter in addition to the spatial filter and vice versa. You can also choose to apply either of the spatial or attribute filters.
You have several options for selecting the segments spatially: Drawing bounding graphics, Selecting polygon features, Select by proximity, and Select by extent.
Drawing bounding graphics
Before you draw the bounding graphic or use any other spatial filtering tool, you have an option to apply the filter in three ways: Intersects, Completely within, and Touches edge.
Select by point
Select by line
Select by polygon
Select by rectangle
Select by circle
- Intersects—Routes that intersect the graphic get selected.
- Completely within—Routes completely within the graphic get selected.
- Touches edge—Routes that touch the edge of the graphic get selected. A route even though within the graphic but not touching its edge will not be selected.
Selecting polygon features
You can use polygon features available in the map to select routes. For example, if you have administrative boundaries in the map, such as county or town boundaries, you can select the routes that intersect a particular county or town.
To use polygon features available in the map to select routes, complete the following steps.
- Choose the polygon layer from the Filter Layer list.
- Click the Select Polygon button .
- Click one or more polygons on the map.
You can also select routes that intersect multiple polygons.
For selecting routes that intersect multiple polygons, complete the following steps.
- Click the Select Multiple Polygons button .
- Draw a box on the map that touches those polygons.
Select by proximity
You can select routes that are within a certain distance from a point located on the map. To do so, provide the distance and select the Units using the drop-down arrow. Click the Select By Proximity tool and click the map to add a point. The routes that intersect the resulting graphic will be selected.
Select by extent
You can select routes that are within the present extent of the map.
- Click the Select By Extent button .
- Click Next to filter the features by attributes.
If you don't want to select the routes using attributes, then you can skip this step by clicking Next.
You can select the routes on the basis of attributes available in the network layer that you have selected to produce the report. There are three selection methods available (only when a spatial filter is applied):
Attribute selection options
Add to current selection
Applies an OR filter to the spatial selection
Remove from current selection
Applies a NOT filter to the spatial selection
Select from current selection
Applies an AND filter to the spatial selection
To add an attribute filter:
- Choose a selection method.
In the example below, Select from current selection is chosen.
- Click Add Clause and select a field from the network layer on which the filter will be applied.
- Choose the mathematical function and click the value.
- Click OK.
- Click Next after applying the attribute filter.
Selecting the layers to segment
The next stage in creating a segment report is to select the layers to segment. Optionally, you can filter the features of each layer by building an attribute filter expression.
- Select one or more layers to segment.
- If you want to add an attribute filter to the selected layer, select the Filter button to add an attribute selection clause.
Alternatively, you can filter the attributes of selected layers by unchecking them from the Segment Layers menu.
In this example, IRIYEAR and IRISTATUS attributes have been removed from the IRI layer. These attributes will not be included in the produced report.
- Click Next.