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Toolbar & Popup Menu

If you have not done so already, download the latest version of the MapGuide Viewer.  Follow instructions to ensure the right Viewer is downloaded and installed for your browser.  See overview of MapGuide to see which version of the MapGuide Viewer is appropriate.

 

1. MapGuide Commands
2. Toolbar Buttons
3. PopUp Menu Summary
4. Steps to Create, Save and Print Maps

 

 

1. MapGuide Commands

The MapGuide viewer uses either toolbar buttons or the popup menu. The toolbar buttons are the buttons across the top of the window:

For a description of each of the buttons on the toolbar, click on the toolbar button or see the Toolbar Button summary below.

The map window popup menu is a menu that appears when you click the right-hand button on your mouse (referred to as "right-clicking") anywhere in the map window.  After you right-click to display the popup menu, you can click on one of the items in the menu to choose that command. Those commands that have a right arrow next to them (such as Copy) display a secondary popup menu when you click on them:


See 3. PopUp Menu Summary

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2.Toolbar Buttons

Click on the Command for more details.  When the buttons are selected they stick; you can use the ESC key to get back to the Select button.

Button

Command

Description
Copy Copy the current map view to the clipboard.
Select Select a feature in the map
Pan Move the map around to display areas that are outside of the current view
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 (click, drag and release the left mouse button).
Zoom Out Zoom out by a magnification factor of two from the point you click to display a larger area of the map.
Zoom Previous Return to the previous zoom magnification and location.
Zoom GoTo Zoom to a specified location.  Select a Category, fill in the Location and Zoom to width.
UnZoom Zoom out to display the entire map
View Reports Generate reports associated with the selected map objects.
Stop Stop or interrupt the map display from updating and dynamic map layers from downloading.
Help Contents Opens 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 Website

These are custom buttons to Collapse or Expand all layers.  You can also double click the layer or group label to expand and collapse individual layers or groups.

These buttons will leave the Map and return to either the MapPlace or the Geological Survey Branch home page.

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3. PopUp Menu Summary

The following table describes the commands that might appear in the map window PopUp Menu when you right-click in the map window.

Command Sub-Menu Description
Pan   Move the map around to display areas that are outside of the current view
Reload   Reload the current map at the current zoom scale.
Print Page Setup Display the Page Setup dialog box, where you can specify settings for printing the map.
Print Print the map.
Copy Copy Copy the current map view to the clipboard.
Copy as Bookmark or URL Copy the current map location to the clipboard as a URL.
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 Goto Display the Zoom Goto dialog box, where you specify the location to zoom to. The types of locations you can specify in this dialog box vary depending on the way the map was authored. Use % as a wildcard.
Zoom Width Display the Zoom Width dialog box, where you specify the width, in current units, of the area that you want to display in the map window.
Zoom Scale Display the Zoom Scale dialog box, where you specify the scale at which you want to view the map.
Zoom Selected Zoom to display all of the selected objects.
Zoom Previous Zoom to the area that was last displayed.
Zoom Out Zoom out by a magnification factor of two from the point you click to display a larger area of the map
UnZoom Zoom out to display the entire map
Bookmarks Add Bookmarks Display the Add Bookmark dialog box, where you specify a bookmark name under which you want to save the current view.
Delete Bookmarks Display the Delete Bookmark dialog box, where you can choose a bookmark to delete.
(Bookmark Name) Adjust the map view to display the area that was saved under this bookmark name.
Select Select Map Objects Display the Select Map Objects dialog box, where you select from a list of the map objects that are within the current map view.
Select Radius Select the map features that fall within a circle with the radius you specify from a specific point
Select Polygon Select the map objects that fall within a polygon you draw.
Select Within Select the map objects that fall within the specified map objects.
Select Clear Clear the currently selected map objects.  You can also press ESC to clear the selection.
View  View Buffer Create buffers around the selected map objects to view the objects that fall within a certain distance from the selected objects .
View Distance Display the distance between two points, as well as the cumulative distance of all measurements made.
View Reports Generate reports associated with the selected map objects.
Help Help About Display information about your version of the Autodesk MapGuide Viewer.
Help Contents Display the Autodesk MapGuide Help or the Help created by the author of the map. If you do not have the Help installed on your computer, it will be opened from the Autodesk MapGuide Website.
Preferences Display the preferences dialog box, where you can specify the map units, selection mode, and status bar settings.
Stop   Stop or interrupt the map display from updating and dynamic map layers from downloading. This command is available in the Map Window popup menu if you right-click in the map while the map is loading
Continue   Continue updating the map display and downloading dynamic map layers. This command is available in the Map Window popup menu if you right-click in the map while the map is loading

Following are the commands that appear in the legend popup menu when you right-click in the legend:

Command   Description
Rebuild Rebuild the selected layer or all the layers in a layer group.
Expand (layer) If a map layer listed in the legend does not show all of the types of objects in that layer, this command expands the list.  
Expand (layer group) Display the list of layers in the layer group
Collapse (layer) If a map layer listed in the legend shows all of the types of objects in the map layer, this command collapses the list to just the name of the layer.
Collapse (layer group) Collapse the list of layers in the layer group, displaying only the layer group name.
  You can also double click the layer or group label to expand and collapse the layer or group.
Turn On All Layers Available only for layer groups; turn on all the layers in a layer group
Turn Off All Layers Available only for layer groups; turn off

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4. Steps to Create, Save and Print Maps

4.1 Select a Map Area for Viewing
4.2 Copying and Pasting a Map
4.3 To Save a Map
4.4 To Print a Map

4.1 Select a Map Area for Viewing

Zoom using or into the area you would like to see.  This will decrease download time when the theme or themes you want to see are retrieved from their data bases.  If you need to ZOOM OUT , turn off the unnecessary layers, so download time will be decreased.  Remember: the more you Zoom in, the more themes you will be able to choose from.  Watch the legend on the lefthand side to see which areas can be viewed at any given scale.  Use the Pan to move the map around and get the area you want to view, save or print.

 

4.2 Copying and Pasting Maps  

When you copy the map view, it is copied to the Windows clipboard, and you can paste it into another Windows application. Remember to use button and not the Edit, Copy function from the browser toolbar.


To copy and paste the map view, do the following:

  1. Use the ZOOM and PAN commands to display the map area you are interested in.
  2. Right-click, and then choose COPY > COPY or .
  3. Switch to the application in which you want to paste the map view.
  4. Choose EDIT > PASTE.

 

4.3 To Save a Map

You can save documents by using the Save As command on the File menu. Name the map and click OK.  The map is saved as a html file and can be viewed with your browser by double clicking on the file or opening the file from your browser.

 

4.4 To Print a Map

Right-click on the map to get the Popup Menu and select Print.   You can use the Page Setup dialog box to specify settings for printing the map. You can also print the whole screen to you clipboard by using your Print Screen button on your keyboard.

Note:  Do not use the File, Print menu or button on your browser toolbar.  You will get a web page with no map.

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