The mapping Window enables quick display of data locations, as well as automated generation of common GIS outputs. The co-ordinates are read directly from the Location table in the database.
The top toolbar shows functions relating to ESdat data.
•Add Point - allows the user to click on the map to indicate the position of a new Location Code
•Move Point - allows the user to click and drag a Location to a new position. The co-ordinates in the database will be updated.
•Lock Extent - when selecting a particular Data View ESdat will automatically zoom to the extent of the data. The "Lock Extent" button prevents this and "Freezes" the extent as is.
•Labels - Shows the user common geo-environmental labelling and attribute colouring options. Using "Labels" is discussed later in more detail.
•To Filter - if any point on the map are selected it sends the Location Codes to the filter, so the user can filter for just those points.
•Copy - Copies the map to the Windows Clipboard for pasting into another program
•Print - Prints the map using a "Print Template". See later for more details
•Add, New, Delete, Save As - relate to GIS basemap layers (loaded layers are displayed on the right). All major GIS formats are supported.
Clicking on a point while the cursor is in "Information()" mode will provide information about that point.