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Tools

Please note: Not all tools are available in all viewers.

Tools at the top of the browser window

Tools at top of browser window

Zoom in  Zoom in - Click this button then click on the map to zoom in to an area, or click on the map, hold down the mouse button, and drag to draw a box to zoom in to that area of interest. The box will be outlined in red as you draw it.

Zoom out  Zoom out - Click this button then click on the map to see approximately twice as much area, or click on the map, hold down the mouse button, and drag to draw a box to zoom out from that box. The box will be outlined in red as you draw it.

Zoom to scale  Zoom to scale - Click this button to view a drop-down menu. Click one of the listed common map scales, or to zoom to an exact scale, enter a scale value (e.g., 7,500) into the "Custom scale" box. Press Enter to zoom to that scale. This tool is only available in the custom basemap.

Pan  Pan - Click this button then click on the map, hold down the mouse button, and drag to recenter the map.

Zoom to initial extent  Zoom to initial extent - Click this button to zoom to the original map extent provided when MORIS is first opened.

Zoom to full extent of active data layers  Zoom to full extent of active data layers - Click this button to zoom to the extent of all the active data layers that are checked.

Go back to previous extent  Go back to previous extent - Click this button to go back to the previous map extent.

Go to next extent  Go to next extent - Click this button to go forward to the next map extent.

Search for a location - Type an address or location into the box and press Enter to zoom to a location. This location feature is provided by Google.

Clear location  Clear location - Click this button to clear the location search results (a blue balloon or blue rectangle) from the map.

Identify features by clicking a point or drawing a box  Identify features by clicking a point or drawing a box - Click this button then click on the map to identify features of active data layers that intersect the location you clicked, or click on the map, hold down the mouse button and drag to draw a box to identify features of active data layers located within or overlapping the box. The box will appear red as you draw it. The identify results will appear in a pop-up window.

Identify features by drawing a polygon  Identify features by drawing a polygon - Click this button then click on the map to draw vertices of a polygon, and double-click to finish drawing the polygon to identify features of active data layers located within or overlapping the polygon. The polygon will appear red as you draw it. The identify results will appear in a pop-up window.

Add data layers from external sources  Add data layers from external sources - Click this button to launch a pop-up window of a list of external data layers that may be added to your map for display only. Select one of the listed external data sources to view its available data layers. Double-click a data layer's row in the "Data layers" table to add it to the map, or right-click a data layer name and select "Add layer(s)."

Permalink  Permalink - Click this button to make a permalink for the map. Right-click the blue "permalink" and copy and save it as a bookmark to launch the MORIS application with the current map settings (data layers, extent, etc.) enabled.

Print or save your map and legend  Print or save your map and legend - Click this button then enter a title and click the "OK" button to print or save images of your map and legend. A new pop-up window will appear. Right-click the blue "here" to open a new browser window containing your map and legend as separate images. You can save the images locally or use the browser print option to print the entire map.

Export data  Export data - Click this button to launch the data export wizard. This wizard may be used to download geospatial data as shapefiles, Google Earth files (KMLs), or GeoTIFFs.

Help  Help - Click this button to view a drop-down menu. Click "Help HTML" to view the user guide in HTML. Click "Help PDF" to view a PDF document of the user guide. Click "About MORIS" to learn more about MORIS.


Tools at the bottom of the browser window

Tools at the bottom of browser window

Measure by length of area  Measure by length or area - Click this button to view the measure menu. Move the mouse cursor over "Units" to view a menu of measurement units options and click one of the listed units to select that unit of measurement. Click "By length" to measure the length of a line, click on the map to draw vertices of the line, and double-click to finish drawing the line. Click "By area" to measure the area of a polygon, click on the map to draw vertices of the polygon, and double-click to finish drawing the polygon.

Clear measurement  Clear measurement - Click this tool to clear the measured line or polygon from the map and to clear the distance or area from the measurement results box.

Buffer  Draw a buffer - Choose a measurement distance, then click the map to create a buffer circle around the point clicked.

Comment  Comment - Click this tool to add a point to a data layer with attributes.

Draw  Draw - Click this button to view a menu of data layers that may be edited. Select one of the listed data layers to which to add a feature and click on the map to start drawing the feature. If drawing a point feature, click once on the map to draw the new feature. If drawing a line or polygon feature, click more than once on the map to mark out the vertices of your line or polygon and double-click to finish drawing. Once you have finished drawing your new feature, the attribute editing window will appear. Enter values for the attribute fields and click "Save."

Edit  Edit - Click this button to view a menu of data layers that may be edited. Select one of the listed data layers to edit from the menu. Draw a box on the map to select a feature to edit. If more than one feature was selected, choose one feature within the attribute editing window. You may move the feature, change its shape, or change its attributes. Once you have finished editing the feature, the attribute editing window will appear. Change values for the attribute fields and click "Save."

Scale settings  Scale settings - Click this tool and click the checkboxes on or off to show or hide the coordinates, scale bar, and scale ratio.

Map units  Map units - Click this tool and select one of the map units to change which units are displayed in the lower right-hand corner of the map.

Basemaps  Basemaps - Click this tool to change the basemap or the opacity of the basemap (except custom—the opacity of the custom basemap is controlled data layer by data layer in the "Active Data Layers" window).




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