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Collaboration (including merging maps)
How do merging scenarios work?
Summary: In merging scenarios, priority is given to the most recent save. However, you can avoid merging scenarios by assigning responsibilities so team members will be working on the map at different times.
When two or more team members are working on the same map at the same time, merging scenarios consider "deltas".
Deltas are differences between a user’s new saved map and another user’s previously saved map. If there are differences, priority is given to the new saved map.
When saving the new map, the app looks for differences in the data of common overlay IDs. The app compares the:
- Activity log of the new saved map.
- Data of the previously saved map.
Changes made in the previously saved map are overridden by the new saved map. The overridden changes include differences in:
- Point locations.
This is an example sequence of events where two team members are working on the same map at the same time. Both team members make changes to the same overlay:
- User A REMOVES overlay "X".
- User A saves the map.
- User B EDITS overlay "X".
- User B saves the map.
In this scenario, overlay "X" will not be removed.
The rationale is:
Both team members probably want to keep the latest saved change.
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