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Layers Tab

The Layers tab is found on the right hand side of the RiskScape window. The active layers are listed on this Tab



When the legend icon is clicked (shown circled in the image below), the Legend appears in the Layers tab on the right of the screen, showing the ranges for each colour.

The ranges and colours can be changed using the Symbology Button.

If you would like to hide the legend, click the legend icon again.


View/Hide Layers

To turn layers on and off Click the ‘show or hide selected layer’ icon (circled below) to turn layers on and off.


Delete a Layer

Items can be deleted from the ‘Layers’ tab by right clicking on the item and choosing ‘delete’.

View Attributes displays the fields and data for the layer. Click on the table icon to bring up the attributes table in the bottom docking area.

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Download an Asset module (using Repository). Preview the module and minimise or close Repository.

for example: Canterbury Buildings, is used in the Chch Flood Tutorial and 1855 Wairarapa was used in the Wellington EQ Tutorial example.

On the Symbology tab: Click the Symbology Icon

select a 'value field' from the drop down box.

e.g. ‘severe’ damage state of the buildings.


Select a Colour ramp from the drop down box.

The blue-to-red option is shown



Change the number of classes and ranges if you wish, and click ‘classify’

The range of each class is automatically assigned. Adjust these as desired by typing in the ‘min’ and ‘max’ boxes, as shown.



Adjust the transparency (%) of the layer

Drag the button along the bar to the desired transparency.

0% = completely transparent, 100% = opaque.

Aggregation Border Options

Select a border option. Border options include using a coloured or ‘glow’ border around each of the aggregation units on the map.

We will stick with ‘none’.

Click ‘apply’ and then exit from the symbology window by clicking ‘x’.


The results show the number of assets with the selected losses for each aggregation unit.

For example, red squares in our results show the areas in Wellington likely to have between 20 and 30 ‘severely’ damaged buildings caused by an earthquake with the same parameters as the 1855 Wairarapa event. See more on this tutorial.


Contact the The Support Team with any difficulties.