Select a tool to work with. Simple explanation of tool are
at the cursor tip. Extensive explanation of tools are below:
||Use tools above to interact with map.
||A small map showing the whole region. A red rectangle shows
the region currently on
display in the map view area. If you click on the overview map,
the map display area will recenter on the clicked point.
||This area displays either a list of available layers (and toggles
to make them visible and/or active), or a legend explaining the
symbols/colours used to display features.
To switch between viewing the layers list and the legend, use
the layer/legend toggle tool in the toolbar .
It is important to note that:
only the layer marked "active" in the list will be
accessible to/selectable by the tools in the toolbar
only layers marked "visible" in the list will be shown
in the map area
you must refresh the map to see layers newly made "visible" using
the layer list
||Results of any Identify click are presented here. Also any tool
options will be displayed here (ie for printing)
Below is a list of the
available tools. Please click the icons below for detailed description
and help with using an individual tools.
|| Toggle Legend: Toggles
between a standard legend and a data layer list in the right
most map view frame. By default, the data layer list is displayed.
The standard legend shows the layer name and the symbol(s) used
to draw each layer. Select the data layer list to add/remove
map layers and to set an active layer for hot-linking, identifying,
and making queries. The default map view shows the data layer
list. The user must select the Toggle Legend icon to switch
between the data layer list and the standard legend. The
data layer lists all available data layers in a map and are listed
to the left of the map in the Table of Contents. The legend shows
the layer name and Visible and Active selection boxes. The Visible
check box next to each layer indicates whether it is currently
turned on or off in the map. In other words, whether a specific
data layer it is currently drawn on the map or not.
||Overview Map: Switches the overview map off and on.
In: Select this tool and drag a rectangle around the area
of interest or simply
select the tool and click on the map to zoom in a selected amount.
Out: Select this tool and drag a rectangle, a
small rectangle will zoom out to a greater distance, a large rectangle
simply select the tool and click on the map to zoom out a selected
Zoom to Full Extent:
Zooms to the full view of the map.
Zoom to Last
Zooms to the previous view. Please use this instead of the 'Back'
button on your browser.
Drag the map to move to neighbouring regions.
Click on a feature (only features within the active layer will
respond to identify/search tools). Data/information available for
the feature selected is shown in the area of the screen beneath
the map view.
Measure distances on the map. Click the map to define
the first point and then click again to define the second point
(line is in red with distance marked on it). Repeat for each segment. The
segment and total measures appear in the upper left corner of the
another tool to end measuring.
Units: Click the button and select a new distance unit.Choose
feet, miles, meters, or kilometers. The
default value is kilometers.
a map note: Click on the map to add points to a polygon
around a region that you wish to comment about. Double click
to end polygon and you will be presented with a form to fill
in. For an explanation of the form Click
Not fully implemented yet.
|Click this button, enter a title
for your map, and click "Create
Print Page". A new browser window will appear with a map
layout. Use the print button on your browser to print the
|To use this tool, zoom to the area of interest,
select the features of interest, then click this tool. This tool
lets you download a zipped shape file containing visible layers
in your selection (with the exception of raster images like wsiearth.tif).