Objects

Objects

There are four objects available through the Objects menu. They all allow some customization of appearance or content available on the map. In some cases the Objects Menu will allow users to create data points that will continue to be associated with their AbaData 2.0 account until they are manually deleted by the user. The items in the Objects Menu are explained in more detail below.

 
waypoint waypoint sign
Waypoint and Waypoint Sign objects are user-controlled layers that allow users to mark locations and add information about those locations to the map. Creating a Waypoint or Waypoint Sign from the objects menu can be done by entering coordinates, or by clicking add and then clicking a location on the Map.
waypoint    waypoint sign

If coordinates are entered, the user will have to click on the GO text at the bottom right of the Waypoint or Waypoint Sign window to create the point on the Map. Once the location is identified, the map will zoom to that location and the Waypoint or Waypoint Sign information window will open. For more information on the Waypoint and Waypoint Sign information screens, please see the Map Display/Waypoints section or click on the following link: http://abadata.ca/docs/map-display/waypoints/

Waypoints and Waypoint Signs can be moved or deleted using the Move and Delete options.

 

water well object

The Water Well object refers to user-input water wells that can be displayed on the map.  The Water Well object is often used to more accurately mark an Alberta Environment Water Well on the map.

Objects water well

Much like a Waypoint or Waypoint Sign, Water Wells can be located by entering in coordinates, or by clicking a point on the map.  For more information on Water Wells, refer to the Wells section under the Map Display section of this User Documentation or click the following link: http://abadata.ca/docs/map-display/water-wells/

label object

The Label object lets the user customize high-pressure pipeline labels on the map.  To use this feature, the User-Defined Labels have to be turned on under the Pipeline section of the Map Display menu.  From there choices can be made as to what information will be displayed on the label, as shown below.

User-Defined Pipeline Labels

User-Defined Pipeline Labels

Once the labels have been turned on clicking on the Label text under the Objects menu will open up the Create a User-Defined Label checkbox.

label object window

Before creating the label, the font, size, colour and style can be set, providing more options than with the default high-pressure pipeline labels.

label 1

In the example above, a label will be created for a single pipeline.  To create the label, first click on the pipeline.  The orientation of the label will match the orientation of the pipeline being selected on the map, so in the example above the label will be horizontal.

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Once the pipeline is clicked, the cursor will change to show a label with a crosshair to the left of it.  Position the crosshair where the label should go and click and the label will appear on the map.  Right-clicking on the label will open up a menu which allows the label style and size to be adjusted.

Default Map Labels

The map image above shows how the default pipeline labels look in an area with high pipeline density. The AbaData 2.0 map automatically places the default labels on the map.

User-Defined Map Labels

By using the Label tool the Create a User-Defined Label dialogue box appears and individual or group pipeline labels can be created and placed on the map at the location the user chooses. In busy areas like in the above image, the labels can be placed on the map in a much cleaner fashion. Once the group of labels has been created, the Draw Leader section can be used to identify the group of pipelines labeled and then point to the corresponding label.