Map Features

Map Features

Map Features

At the top right of the map window are several items. These buttons and features are used to change the map zoom level, display coordinates of the cursor on the map, and to turn on and off different imagery layers.

 

Printing


Print Button

Print Button

Clicking on the small double-page icon will enlarge the print dialogue box. Printouts can be titled and the printing format and page size can be selected. After the Print button is clicked, a new window should open showing the image that will be printed. As with the printout in the following image, the left-hand Tools menu and Map items on the top right corner of the map will not show up in the printout.

Map Printout

Map Printout

Clicking on the print icon when it is expanded will collapse the print dialogue box.

 

clear button Clear Selected Map Objects


When using AbaData 2.0 there will be various times when items on the map are selected and they will be highlighted in yellow. It is possible to select more items, but to unhighlight selected items, the Clear selected map objects button should be used. Clicking the button will cause clear all selected items.

 

legend Map Legend


Clicking on the Legend button will open up a legend displaying the different information on layers and data available in AbaData 2.0.

 

Imagery Bar


imagery bar
The Imagery Bar allows the user to turn on and off the different imagery available as a map base.

There are three different types of imagery which can be used as the base of AbaData 2.0.

Aerial Imagery

Aerial Imagery

The aerial images are normally colour, and the resolution is usually less than one metre per pixel. The date of the images varies from location to location, although most aerials are taken within the last four years.

Satellite Imagery

Satellite Imagery

Satellite images available on AbaData 2.0 are taken by satellite in the same calendar year, and are updated yearly. They are all black and white, and are normally lower resolution than the aerial imagery available on AbaData 2.0.

Topographic Imagery

Topographic Imagery

The Topo imagery layer uses topographical maps as the AbaData 2.0 base. The topographical image shows contours, water, vegetation and cutlines to help provide information about the land.
All imagery can be turned off at any time by clicking the None text on the Imagery Bar.

 

Coordinates Bar


coordinate bar collapsed
The Coordinates Bar displays the coordinates of the cursor location as it moves around the map.

Clicking on the Gear symbol at the bottom right of the Coordinates Bar will expand it, as shown in the image to the left. Once expanded the user can choose one of several different coordinate systems to have displayed.

Coordinate Bar

Coordinate Bar

Also displayed in the coordinates bar is the scale of the current map view and the width and height of the current map in metres. Hitting the close button will minimize the Coordinates Bar and the coordinates based on the selected coordinate system will be displayed.

 

Zoom Slider


Zoom Silder

Zoom Silder

The Zoom Slider provides the AbaData 2.0 user with another way of zooming in and out of the map and moving the map around. To use the Zoom Slider, the user can click and hold on to the slider bar to increase or decrease the zoom level. The up arrow at the top of the Zoom Slider and down arrow at the bottom will also increment the zoom the Zoom Slider bar one increment at a time. The circle above the Zoom Slider allows the user to click on any of the four buttons to pan the map in any direction.