When you first arrive on the Location Screen, you will be in Browse mode, as indicated by the blue highlighted Browse selection in the upper left-hand corner of your screen. Hovering over a location name on this page will turn the title dark blue. Clicking on a location will take you to the Location Details page.
Your location in the RS10 system can always be noted by looking at the “breadcrumbs” in the upper left-hand corner of the page.
This interactive display has three filtering tool that allows you to sort locations quickly. Additionally, the film commission can take action regarding a location on this page.
1. Filter Results By
Narrow the number of locations that are being viewed by clicking on Filter Results By.
Clicking Filter Results By will open up a new dialogue box featuring all of the available selections: Status, County, Region, and Category. Clicking on any of these fields will reveal a drop-down menu of options. Once you have selected the location attributes that meet your requirements, select the Search button.
Each location is assigned to one of the following three statuses:
- Approved (Show Public);
- To Be Reviewed; or
- Private (Off-Line).
You can browse by the name of the county in which locations reside.
This selection is a list of geographic areas that often encompass multiple counties. For example, you can select “Austin area” or “DFW area.”
If you are interested in searching for locations that have specific characteristics, you can choose those attributes here. For example, you may wish to find a motel location, or perhaps a drawbridge for a particular scene. The characteristics list is broken down into a list of standard categories and subcategories for easy searching. There is a comprehensive “list of standard out-of-the-box category and subcategory values for locations” that can be found here: Standard Location Categories
2. Search by Alpha
Clicking a letter will narrow the sort only to those location records whose titles start with that letter.
For example, if the locations are sorted by category ‘Businesses’, clicking the letter “C” will list a location such as Capitol City Cleaners (which is identified as a ‘Business’). Clicking All will show all records in alphabetical order by the sort (name, category, region or county).
3. Sort Results By
The list of locations can be sorted by clicking on the column header. The order of each column listing can be changed (ascending/descending or alphabetical A to Z/Z to A) by clicking the triangle that appears next to each column header that you select. Lists can be sorted by:
- location name
- location ID number
- file created date
- file updated date.
The Action drop-down field allows the user to take a specific action on multiple locations at a time. The actions available include:
- Approve (Show Public)
- To Be Reviewed
- Private (Off-Line)
- Assign To Group
- Unassign Group
To run the actions, click the checkboxes next to the locations that you want to affect. Then, select the action to be taken in the drop-down field and click the GO button.
5. Previous & Next Page
To page backward and forward through the list of locations, click on the double arrows before and after each page number (at the bottom of the page). You can choose to view 25, 50, or 100 locations per page. The page number that you are currently on is also displayed on the left-hand side of the screen above the checkboxes.
6. Location Title
Each location’s title is listed next to the first photo of the location. By clicking on the title, you can view the detailed location information.
Locations that are highlighted in yellow are awaiting approval by film office staff. Locations that appear in gray lettering have been marked as private, and will not appear on your film commission’s public page.
7. Location Symbols
Next to many of the location names, you will note blue and red circles. These help you to quickly identify important information about the site; a blue circle indicates that a location a special restrictions that apply, and a red circle indicates that the location is currently not available.