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Utility Tools

Utility Tools

Touchscreen compatibility

Currently, touch screens are unable to properly create shapes and use tools

Advanced Instructions

There is an additional method to creating shapes that does not involve clicking on the map. To learn how to accomplish this, view the instructions here

Editing Shapes

When creating a shape, the Shape Drawer will automatically open, allowing users to modify shape properties:

  1. Title
  2. Location (Circle and Ellipse)
  3. Properties (e.g. Radius, Length, Width, and Tilt)
  4. Color
  5. Fill
  6. Dashed

Viewing Points

Points Dialog

When editing Lines, Polygons, and Rectangles, the user can view a list of the points and bounds of the shape.

Exiting Tools

Each of the tools can be exited by three methods

  1. Pressing the Esc key (With the exception of the Analysis Tool which requires two presses)
  2. Clicking on the tool again
  3. Clicking on any other tool

Analysis Tool

Analysis Tool

Usage

Analysis Tool Tooltip

Click on the Analysis Tool to enable. Click on the map to start the line. Moving the mouse will display a line with the following information:

Heading (True | Mag)

Defaults to True. Uses the NOAA NGDC Worldwide Magnetic Model to determine the magnetic declination of the clicked point on the map

Milliradians (mils)

Uses the mathematical formula degrees * 17.78 = mils to determien the mils

Nautical Miles (NM)

Displays the total nautical miles of the line. When adding an additional segment, also display the length of the new segment

Meters (m)

Displays the total meters of the line. When adding an additional segment, also displays the length of the new segment

Press the Esc key to complete the line. This allows you to start a new measurement.

Builing Label Tool

Building Label Tool

Usage

Click on the map to add the building label. The tool will automatically increment to the next number. Colors are changed using the Styles drawer. Sizes are changed using Increase/Decrease Marker Size.

Kinetic Point Tool

Kinetic Point Tool

Usage

Click on the map to add the kinetic point. The tool will automatically increment to the next characters. Sizes are changed using Increase/Decrease Marker Size.

Line Tool

Line Tool

Usage

Line Tool Usage

Click on the Line Tool to enable. Click on the map to start a line. Clicking again will add a new point.

Completing the line

Click on the last point to finish the line

Cancelling the line

Pressing the Esc key will cancel the line and disable the tool

Circle Tool

Circle Tool

Usage

Circle

Click on the Circle Tool to enable. Click on the map to set the center of the circle. Moving the mouse will set the radius of the circle and display the radius value. Click again to create the circle.

Cancelling Circle

Pressing the Esc key will cancel the circle and disable the tool

Rectangle Tool

Rectangle Tool

Usage

Rectangle

Click on the Rectangle Tool to enable. Click on the map to set a corner of the rectangle. Moving the mouse will set the opposing corner of the rectangle. Click again to create the rectangle.

Cancelling Rectangle

Pressing the Esc key will cancel the rectangle and disable the tool.

Polygon Tool

Polygon Tool

Usage

Polygon

Click on the Polygon Tool to enable. Click on the map to start the shape. Moving the mouse will start the next segment.

Completing Polygon

Click on the first point of the shape to complete the polygon.

Cancelling Polygon

Pressing the Esc key will cancel the polygon and disable the tool.

Ellipse Tool

Ellipse Tool

Usage

Click on the Ellipse Tool to enable. Click on the map to select the center of the ellipse and create the shape.

Cancelling Ellipse

Pressing the Esc key will cancel the ellipse and disable the tool.

Fullscreen Tool

Fullscreen

Click on the Fullscreen Tool to enter fullscreen. While fullscreen, the Navigation is removed from the screen as well as the browser navigation.

Exiting Fullscreen

Press Esc or click the tool again to exit fullscreen

Fullscreen Behavior

If a user press F11 to enter fullscreen, then the behavior is dependent on the Operating System and the navigation will not be removed from the screen and ther user cannot exit via the Esc key