MRLC Consortium Viewer User Instructions
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The user instructions will cover an overview of how to interact with the viewer. There are 3 different menu sections of the viewer. Each menu can contain tools and widgets. Each widget will contain a help section specific to it's own functionality. The main menus and tools are:

Controls
  This is the map controls portion of the menu. Tools and widgets in this menu allow the user to interact with the map view and manipulate the location and scale.
Zoom In Tool Zoom In - The Zoom In tool is used to enlarge a portion of the map. Select this tool, then click and draw a box on the map around the area what you wish to see in more detail. Clicking without drawing a box, will zoom in with the center point where you clicked by a factor of 2.
Zoom Out Tool Zoom Out - The Zoom Out tool is used to zoom out of a more detailed view of the map. The box drawn with this tool is used to calculate a zoom out factor. A smaller box will zoom out more than a large box. Clicking without drawing a box, will zoom out with the center point where you clicked by a factor of 2.
Full Extent Tool Full Extent - The Full Extent tool allows you to zoom out to the full extent of the viewer.
Move Map Tool Move Map - The Move Map tool is used to drag the map in any direction and recenter the view. Simply click on the Move Map Tool, then drag the map to a new location.
Overview Map Overview Map - The Overview widget displays a small map. The red box respresents the area on the main map that is currently visible.
 
Data
  This is the map data sources portion of the menu. Widgets in this menu allow the user to change or modify the data source or layers in the map view.
Layer Manager Layer Manager - The Layer Manager widget is comprised of two panels: Visibility and Transparency. Each panel is described below.

Visibility PanelVisibility Panel (Turn Layers On/Off) - This is a tree component with one line for each layer. ArcGISServer layers also have the ability to turn sub-layers on/off. Clicking on the checkbox turns the layer on or off. Clicking on a + button expands the ArcGISServer layer to show the sub-layers.

Transparency PanelTransparency Panel (Adjust Transparency) - This panel shows all the layers with a slider bar for each one. Drag the slider to the left to make the layer more transparent, or to the right to make it more opaque.

View Legends View Legends - The View Legends widget displayes the legends of the visible layers.
Download Tool Download Tool - The Download Tool widget provides the ability to select data for download.

Download Seamless DataDownload Seamless Data - This allows the user to select an area on the map and the Seamless Download window will be displayed.

Define Download Area By CoordinatesDefine Download Area By Coordinates.

 
Tools
  This is the interactive widgets portion of the menu. Widgets in this menu interact with the map and the user to provide advanced functionality.
Annotate/Measure Annotate/Measure - The Annotate/Measure widget has several different drawing aspects within this widget. They are activated by clicking on the graphic within the first panel of the widget. They are explained in more detail below.

Draw PointDraw Point - This allows the user to click on the map and the coordinates of that point will be displayed on the map if the add measurements option is checked.

Draw PolylineDraw Polyline - This allows the user to draw a multipoint line. Click on a point on the map to start and it will anchor the line. Move the mouse and click at each desired point. Double-click the mouse to end the line.

Draw Freehand LineDraw Freehand Line - This allows the user to draw a freehand line. Click on a point on the map to start and hold the mouse button down. Move the pointer around the map to draw the desired line. Release the mouse button to end the line.

Draw PolygonDraw Polygon - This allows the user to draw a polygon. Click on a point on the map to anchor the polygon. Then move the mouse and click on each corner point of the polygon. Double click the mouse to complete the polygon.

Draw Freehand PolygonDraw Freehand Polygon - This allows the user to draw a freehand polygon. Click on a point on the map to start and hold the mouse button down. Move the pointer around the map to draw the desired area. Release the mouse button to complete the polygon. Please note: This tool does not calculate and display the measurements properly.

Place TextPlace Text - This allows the user to place any text that is typed within the Text field. Once the desired text has been entered, click on the map to place the text once the Place Text drawing tool have been activated. NOTE: This only adds text once, to add another text label, click on the tool again.

Clear MapClear Map - This allows the user to clear the map of all items added by this widget.

Text - This is where the text that is to be placed on the map is typed. This is used with the Place Text tool.

Color - This allows the user to change the color of the line, shaded area and text that is placed on the map.

Size - This allows the user to determine the thickness of the line that is drawn on the map.

MeasureMeasurement Options

Add Measurements - Check this box to add up the distance of the lines drawn on the map.

Distance Units - Select the type of units to measure the distance of the lines drawn on the map.

Area Units - Select the type of units to measure the area of the polygons drawn on the map.

Elevation Elevation - This component allows for elevation queries to be performed.

Download Seamless DataElevation Point Query - This button activates the elevation point query tool. This tool will add a point to the map displaying the elevation for that location, and an entry in the elevation point queries list. Clicking on a result in the elevation point queries list will zoom to that point.

Define Download Area By Template SelectionElevation Profile GeneratorThis button activates the profile line tool in order to draw a line on the map that defines the profile location. Drawing a line will add a profile to the list of generated profiles. Clicking on any profile will open a new window displaying that profile.

Identify Identify - This is the Identify Tool widget.

Identify Search By PointIdentify Search By Point - This allows the user to click on the map and the widget will display the feature information.

PDF Print PDF Print - This tool will provides the ability to create a PDF image containing the underlying map layers.
Scale Scale - This tool works by determining the current map units per pixel, and then creating a line that is 96 pixels long (~1 inch on most monitors) at the center of the map. The scale is expressed in 1 inch = x inches by default, but that can be changed by selecting a different unit of measurement from the drop down list. The feature created to measure the scale is a horizontal line.

XY/USNG XY/USNG - This tool allows the user to query the map for coordinate information including U. S. National Grid coordinates.
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