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Utilities and Tools

The toolbars are located above and below the map panel and are full of useful features to make your life easier, and your work more productive.

Utilities and Tools

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ico_More-1 Note: If you see the More icon on the right of your task bar, (a button with                               three horizontal stripes), click on it to open up more options.

MagnifyMagnify Under Cursor 


In the menu bar click on the Magnify Area under Cursor button.
A large magnifying glass appears on the map, move it as you please to view the magnified area.
You are able to change the magnifying layer from the dropdown menu.

MagnifyWindow

FullExtentZoom to Full Extent  

Zoom out to see the entire world, or the geographic area that you have requested in your subscription.

PreviousExtentPrevious Extent

This will return your map display to the previous extent you were viewing.

NextExtentNext Extent

This will step forward through the views of your map display after you have used Previous Extent function.

GraticuleGraticule

Sometimes referred to as the Map Grid.

This will toggle the graticule of latitude and longitude lines on and off on the map.

GraticuleLines

 Elevation Elevation

Click on the Toggle Elevation button, and the Elevation Data window opens up.

On the map, click to place down the first point that you want to measure from, and click to choose intermediate elevation points. To end the line, double click on the end point of the line that you want to inspect.
Elevation data for the line you have drawn will be displayed in the Elevation Data window.

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  RadialCountRadial Count


Sometimes called Feature Count

Click to toggle the Radial Count button and a window opens explaining the steps to follow.
The resulting information is displayed in the Radial Count Window.

 

 CurrentPositionCurrent Position


The Current Position function allows you zoom to your current location.
Select the Current Position button on the bottom left hand side of the map window.
The map will move to show your location.
Please note: this feature will not work if your location is blocked on your browser

MeasureByLineMeasure Distance


Click on the button that looks like a ruler.
Click to place down the first point that you want to measure from, and click to place intermediate measurement points.
To end off the line being measured, double click on the end point of the line that you want to measure.
Each line segment’s measurement is added and the total is displayed at the end of the line and in the measurement panel in the bottom of your screen.

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 MeasureByAreaMeasure Extent


Click on the button that looks like a measurement triangle or set-square to measure the extent of an area.
Click to place down the first point that you want to measure from, and click to place intermediate measurement points.
To close off the area being measured, double click on the last point in the polygon that you want to measure.
The total area is displayed in the centre of the polygon, as well as in the measurement panel in the bottom of your screen.

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PrintPrint Map

This button accesses the PDF Printing tab which appears in the panel to the left of the map.

It is described in detail in the article at this link: How do I print a map? 

ExportExport Layer (Including Data)

This button displays a wizard to step you through the process.

It is described in detail in the article at this link: How to Export Data

ImportImport Your Own Layer

1map allows you to import your own data to a layer you manage.

This button displays a wizard to step you through the process.

It is described in detail in the article at this link: Importing your Own Layers

 

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(Mapball)

GoogleStrViewGoogle Street View

In the top menu bar, click on the Google Street View button in the right corner. 
Pan the display by clicking and dragging the display and by clicking on the white arrows displayed on the screen. Alternatively, move by using the arrow keys on the keyboard. You can see your position relative to the map by looking at the position of the Street View arrow, displaying location and bearing.

GoogleLinkGoogle Link

BingBing Link

SnapshotMap Snapshot

The MapShot function allows you to save your current map view as an image file.
Setup your map viewing pane so that it displays a screen that you would like to capture.
Click on the Camera Icon in the bottom of your map window.
Select where you would like to save the file to, and give it a name.
Click Save.
Open it up to see whether you are satisfied.

Coordinates-1Zoom to Map Co-Ordinates

Click on this button and enter the co-ordinates you wish to display>You can choose whether you want to enter the coordinates in decimal degrees or degrees, minutes and seconds.

Click Go and the map will display the location you entered.

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