Turning on Plug Ins
Plug Ins are extra tools and capabilities which enable a range of extra capabilities to MapWindow, including the ability to create and edit shapefiles.
To enable a Plug-in, in the top menu, click on [Plug-ins], then select the relevant Plug-in.
Repeat to select additional Plug-ins. This will then open the additional menu???s and toolbar icons for each of these as listed in the Plug-ins Menus section.
Key Plug-ins are bundled with MapWindow installer, including:
- GISTools which contains a range of tools to edit Raster and Vector layers. See Plug-ins menus for list of tools
- Shapefile Editor - a critical plug-in to create and edit shapefiles and their attributes
- Document Launcher - enables hotlinks to open other files or URL's listed in shapefile attributes
For a full list of other Plug-ins, go to the MapWindow Downloads page