What is a network in Alloy?

A network is a set of data representing your asset inventory. You can select a network to view it on the map and use it to reference other spatial data. With Alloy, you can switch between different networks and asset types.

Networks panel

You can view all available networks by selecting the button in the right panel. The selected network displays with a tick in the right panel. It also appears overlaid on the map.

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Active network and data referencing

All spatial data you can select in Alloy is referenced against the selected network. Any reports you select are run for the selected network by default. Make sure the network type you have selected matches the asset type you want to work with (e.g. Gazetteer for Street Works, or a centreline network for carriageways).

Since Alloy lets you load multiple networks, you can include different networks for different user groups.

Networks and zoom levels

When the map is zoomed out, the active network appears as solid lines that you cannot select.

As you zoom in, you can select sections from the active network. When you select an item or carriageway section, its details show in the right panel. You can also view a graph of each component the section is made of. See Viewing items.