MapWindow:Desktop:Toolbars

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In the upper left corner of the program is a toolbar with several drop-down menus. Each of the drop-down lists has several functions within them.


Toolbar Menu

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1. [FILE]

[NEW] - Create a new project

[OPEN Project] - Opens an existing project file

[GEODATABASE]


[OPEN PROJECT IN NEW GROUPS]


[SAVE] - Save under an existing project name

[SAVE AS] - Save as a new project


[PRINT] - Prints a hard copy of the map


[SETTINGS] - Controls general preferences of the application

[RECENT PROJECTS] - Contains a list of recently opened projects.


[CHECK FOR UPDATES] checks for new software updates


[CLOSE] close the project but not the program

[EXIT] - Closes the program

2. [EDIT]

[COPY >] - Places any of the following elements on the system clipboard.

o [MAP]

o [LEGEND]

o [SCALE BAR]

o [NORTH ARROW]

[EXPORT >] Exports any of the following elements to a graphic file.

o [MAP] - Exports and image format of the map

o [GEOREFERENCED MAP] - Exports a geo-referenced image from the current map view

o [SCALE BAR]

o [NORTH ARROW]


[PREVIEW MAP>]

o [UPDATE USING FULL EXTENTS] - Updates or refreshes the Preview Map Pane

o [UPDATE USING CURRENT VIEW]

o [CLEAR] - Clears the Preview Map Pane

3. [VIEW]

[ADD LAYER] - Adds a geospatial layer to the map.

[REMOVE LAYER] - Removes the selected geospatial layer.

[CLEAR LAYERS] - Clears all layers from the map.


[SET MAP SCALE]

[SHOW FLOATING SCALE BAR]


[ZOOM IN] - Changes the current cursor behavior to zoom in mode

[ZOOM OUT] - Changes the current cursor behavior to zoom out mode

[ZOOM TO FULL EXTENTS] - Zoom the map to the full extents of all currently loaded data

[ZOOM TO PREVIOUS MAP EXTENTS]


[PREVIOUS ZOOM] - Will return the map to the previous zoom.

[NEXT ZOOM] - This is used with Previous Zoom to move back and forward within saved zoom extents.


[PANELS>]

o [SHOW LEGEND] Hide or show legend

o [SHOW PREVIEW MAP] Hide or display Preview Map


4. [PLUG-INS] - enable or disable available plug-ins

[EDIT PLUG-INS]

[SCRIPTS???]


[CSV TO SHAPEFILE CONVERTER]

[DOCUMENT LAUNCHER]

[GIS TOOLS]

[SHAPEFILE EDITOR]


5. [HELP]

[MAPWINDOW DOCUMENTATION ONLINE] -

[MAPWINDOW DOCUMENTATION OFFLINE]


[KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS]


[WELCOME SCREEN] - Will display the Welcome Screen when MapWindow Starts

[ABOUT] - Will display the About screen


Toolbar Icons

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In addition to the menu items, there are icons which can be used instead of or in addition to the menu. These include;

- Image:image010.gif New Project - Image:image012.gif Open Project - Image:image014.gif Save Project

- Image:image016.jpg Print Map

- Image:image018.gif Add Map Layer

[ADD LAYER]

[REMOVE LAYER]

[CLEAR LAYERS]

- Image:image020.gif Pan (move view)

- Image:image022.gif Select (feature)

- Image:image024.gif Measure Distance - Image:image026.gif Measure Area

- Image:image028.jpg Zoom In - Image:image030.jpg Zoom Out

- Image:image032.jpg Zoom

--Image:image034.gif [PREVIOUS]

--Image:image036.jpg [NEXT]

[ZOOM TO PREVIOUS MAP EXTENTS]

[FULL EXTENTS]

[LAYER]

[SELECTED]


Additional Plug-ins Menus

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