Pentagon: Getting Started

Pentagon: Exploring the Data

 

 

Navigating the Map

 

There are four map tools used for navigating the map. This group of map tools represents functions that the user can use to move in/out of the map

view, reposition to the default map view or freely move around a geographical area.

 

These ‘Map Tools’ are located in the ‘Navigation’ menu shown in Figure 2.0 below. The user can zoom in (to a more detailed area of the map),

zoom out,  zoom extents (zoom to the default map view) and re-centre (moving around the map to position the map view in different  geographic

location).

 

Navigating Map Tools

 

The four map tools used to navigate the map are as follows:

 

1.     Zoom In

Use one of the following options to zoom closer in the map view.

 

 This icon allows the user to zoom in to a specific geographic area displayed in the ‘Map View’.

 

a)     Select the ‘Zoom In’ map tool from the ‘Navigation’ menu as shown in Figure 2.0.The user can click anywhere on the map to zoom in

on the area. Alternatively the user can click and hold the mouse button while drawing a rectangle around the area of choice as shown

in Figure 2.1.

 

 

a)     Select the Zoom slider located in the upper left corner of the map view as shown in Figure 2.2. Click and hold the mouse button over

the bar and drag upward to the selected zoom of choice. Note: the map view will change upon release of the mouse button.

 

 

b)      Use the mouse scroll button located in the middle of the mouse and scroll in an upward motion to zoom in the map view.

Note: The mouse may need to be configured by the IT person to use this feature.

 

2.     Zoom Out

Use one of the following options to zoon out of the map view.

 

 This icon allows the user to zoom out to a specific geographic area displayed in the ‘Map View’. There are three options in

 which the user can 'Zoom Out'.

 

a)     Select the ‘Zoom Out’ map tool from the ‘Navigation’ menu as shown in Figure 2.0. The user can click anywhere on the map to zoom

out of the area.  The user may alternatively choose to click and hold the mouse button while drawing a rectangle around the area of

choice as shown in Figure 2.1.

 

 

b)     Select the Zoom slider located in the upper left corner of the map view as shown in Figure 2.2.  Click and hold the mouse button over

the bar and drag in a downward motion to the selected zoom of choice. Note: the map view will change upon release of the mouse button.

 

 

c)     Use the mouse scroll button located in the middle of the mouse and scroll in a downward motion to zoom in the map view.

Note: The mouse may need to be configured by the IT person to use this feature.

 

3.     Full Extent

 

Clicking on the Zoom Extents tool located in the ‘Navigation’ menu shown in Figure 2.0 will zoom out to the default map view.

4.     Pan

 Clicking on the Re-center Map tool located in the ‘Navigation’ menu shown in Figure 2.0 allows the user to centre the map from a point

specified. Simply click the ‘Re-center Map’ icon, click and hold the mouse button anywhere in the ‘Map View’ while dragging the mouse to

another position in map. The new map will be centred in other geographic location.

 

Figure 2.0 – Navigation Tool menu

 

Figure 2.1 – Zoom In/Out by drawing rectangle

 

 

 

Figure 2.2 – Zoom In/Out

           slider bar

              

 

TIP: If certain layer(s) in the ‘Map View’ do not displayed it may be possible that it is not available to be viewed at the current map sale. To resolve the\

issue simply zoom in or out until the layer turns on in the map view.

 

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