Upper Skeena Atlas - Instructions  

Installing the Mapguide ActiveX Control Viewer:

To learn how to use the ActiveX Control:

 


MAPPING TOOLS:
 

Button

Command

Description

COPY > COPY

Copy the current map view to the Clipboard (not available in the Java edition).

SELECT

Select a feature in the map.

PAN

Slide the map around to display areas that are outside of the current view.

ZOOM > ZOOM

Zoom in by a magnification factor of two on the point that you click, or zoom in to the rectangular area you draw with the mouse.

ZOOM > ZOOM OUT

Zoom out by a magnification factor of two from the point you click to display a larger area of the map.

ZOOM > ZOOM PREVIOUS

Return to the previous zoom magnification and location.

ZOOM > ZOOM GOTO

Zoom to a specified location.

ZOOM > UNZOOM

Zoom out to display the entire map.

VIEW > VIEW REPORTS

Generate a report for the selected map features.

STOP

Stop or interrupt the map display from updating and dynamic map layers from downloading.

HELP > HELP CONTENTS

Open the online help to get information about viewing maps. If you do not have the help installed on your computer, it will be opened from the Autodesk MapGuide web site.


LAYERS:

Note that the Habitat Features are divided into 3 Layer Groups:


 THE “RIGHT-CLICK” MENU:

 Additional Options are available by right-clicking anywhere on the map.

·        Print

·        Edit (A very useful tool to copy the map image to the clipboard and then pasting the image into a Word or a Power Point presentation.) or Copy the URL and send it via e-mail to a colleague to direct him/her directly to the area of interest (like a bookmark)

·        Bookmarks: add a bookmark so that you can return to the same area without having to zoom, pan etc.

·        Select: Select elements on the map

·        View: A report (you must select a feature on the map first), Distance (measure a distance from one point to another)

·        Zoom: Zoom to a specific scale, to a specific feature on the map

·        Help: Preferences: This allows you to choose whether you want the mouse position coordinates displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen, and whether you want your mouse position to appear as latitude and longitude or U(niversal) T(ransverse) M(ercator) coordinates.

 

Note: “Zoom Go To”  is a very useful command. You can zoom to the following categories:

 Example (would zoom to the mouth of the Skeena River):


 THE MAP:

 


  VIEW A REPORT:

 


  CUSTOMIZED OPTIONS (tabs on the top right of the map):

Get a password:

Fill-in the information and someone will contact you to give you a username and password.

Login:

Enter your username and password to be able to add, update or delete data. No password is required to browse the map and get a report on a specific feature on the map.

Help:

Instructions specific to the Skeena atlas.

Options:

Brings up another set of customized options that will be described below.

Study Area:

Snapshot of the study area and link to the Skeena web site.

Metadata:

Listing of the layers available and the scale ranges at which they can be turned. Short description of the data contained in the layer.

   


THE “OPTIONS” TAB:

Home:

Go back to previous set of tabs.

Digitize:

Login Required. Brings you to another menu as described below.

Update:

Must select an updatable feature first (see “Edit a Point” heading).

Delete:

Must select an updatable feature first (see “Delete a Point” heading).

Report:

Get a report on a feature on the map.

Collapse Layers:

To collapse the layers under each layer group.

Expand Layers:

To expand the layers under each layer group.

Refresh Layer:

To refresh the layer after a change (very important in order to see the change made).

 


THE “DIGITIZE” TAB:

Drop-down list

Select the feature type that you want to digitize (only Habitat Feature and Fish Observation are implemented so far).

Point:

Click on this tab to digitize a point on the map.

Zone:

Click on this tab to digitize a line on the map (not yet implemented)

Options:

Return to the Options menu.

Refresh Layer:

To refresh the layer after a change (very important in order to see the change made).

 


DIGITIZE A POINT (login required):   


UPLOAD A PHOTOGRAPH:


EDIT A POINT (login required): 


DELETE A POINT (login required):


1:20,000 FEATURES:

 


PRINTING MAPS: