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    Notes

    Please note that using the browser's Refresh button reloads the Internet Map Server (IMS) Web page, causing you to lose any changes to your map such as zooms to the extent or new layers.

    Also note that you must "refresh" the map view after selecting a data layer for viewing or removal from the view. The Refresh Map button is located at the bottom and the top of the Table of Contents frame.  

     

    Tool Bar

    Select a tool to work with. Simple explanation of tool are at the cursor tip. Extensive explanation of tools are below:

    Map Area Use tools above to interact with map.
    Overview 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.
    Layer List/Legend 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

  • Identify results Results of any Identify click are presented here. Also any tool options will be displayed here (ie for printing)

    Map Tools:

    Below is a list of the available tools. Please click the icons below for detailed description and help with using an individual tools.

    Internet Map Server tool icon: Toggle Legend Internet Map Server tool icon: Overview Map Internet Map Server tool icon: Zoom In Internet Map Server tool icon: Zoom Out Internet Map Server tool icon: Zoom to Full Extent Internet Map Server tool icon: Zoom to Last View Internet Map Server tool icon: Pan Internet Map Server tool icon: Identify Internet Map Server tool icon: Measure Internet Map Server tool icon: Set Units Internet Map Server tool icon: Select by Line or Polygon Internet Map Server tool icon: Print

     

     

    Internet Map Server tool icon: Toggle Legend
    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.
    Internet Map Server tool icon: Overview Map
    Overview Map: Switches the overview map off and on.

    Internet Map Server tool icon: Zoom In
    Zoom 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.
    Internet Map Server tool icon: Zoom Out

    Zoom Out: Select this tool and drag a rectangle, a small rectangle will zoom out to a greater distance, a large rectangle less. Or simply select the tool and click on the map to zoom out a selected amount.

    Internet Map Server tool icon: Zoom to Full Extent

    Zoom to Full Extent: Zooms to the full view of the map.

    Internet Map Server tool icon: Zoom to Last View

    Zoom to Last View: Zooms to the previous view. Please use this instead of the 'Back' button on your browser.

    Internet Map Server tool icon: Pan

    Pan: Drag the map to move to neighbouring regions.

    Internet Map Server tool icon: Identify
    Identify: 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.
    Internet Map Server tool icon: Measure
    Measure: 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 map.  Select another tool to end measuring.
    Internet Map Server tool icon: Set Units
    Set Units: Click the button and select a new distance unit.Choose feet, miles, meters, or kilometers.  The default value is kilometers.
    Internet Map Server tool icon: Select by Line or Polygon Add 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 here.
    Internet Map Server tool icon: Print Print: 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 actual map.
    Internet Map Server tool icon: Clear Selection Extract: Not implemented yet. 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).

     


    Some of the information provided in this page has been quoted from USGS, cosatal and marine geology program.