File Menu

When the program starts, the program should have these choices available on the file menu. Most are also available on the toolbar.  Other menus.
 
  • Data Manipulation: allows data manipulation such as importing, merging, subsetting. Only available if no data sets are open.


  • Close:
Once you have loaded data sets, the contents of the file menu may change depending on the type of window you have active. The file menu should have some of the following choices available when a map window is active:
 
  • Open submenu
  • Print: send the contents of the current window to the printer.
  • Copy to clipboard: setting on the Maps tab of options form determines if this has marginalia automatically added.
  • Save image--dumb picture, useful only for documents or presentations. 
  • Save all maps as image: if they are all the same size, you can easily then create a figure using
  • Save map as registered image--dumb picture, roundoff errors, but can be reopened in GIS program
  • Save DEM/grid, with a variety of formats possible, and option to reinterpolate.
  • Save satellite image
  • Create DEM to match map: create a blank UTM or lat/long grid to match the map extent.  Specify the grad spacing.  Replaces the following four options with a single selection.
    • UTM
    • UTM, specify zone if two zones are on the map, and you want to insure which will be used.
    • Lat/long
    • WKT projection
  • Save range circles: this will save the range circles as a shape file, for display in other software or export to Google Earth.
  • Save project: create DB that will include all the DEMs and imagery open.  This can be restored by selecting the next menu choice, or automatically when the program starts if you select the option on the Program tab of the options form.  Individual views of the data sets will not be restored.
  • Load feature grid
  • Load CHM grid: green shading proportional to vegetation height.  Create CHM=DSM-NVS via map algebra.
  • Load change grid
  • Load vegetation (use with care; has not been tested recently)
  • Load weapons fan
  • Load LOS/topo profile
  • Load subset landcover or population density: this is designed for large datasets which are too large to effectively open on their own as a grid.  It uses GDAL to load just the portion of the dataset which covers the current map.
  • Legend
  • Replay flight route
  • Match other maps
  • Graphics with all maps
    • Big bitmap with all maps.  make a single bitmap with all the open maps.  All maps should be the same size, and they will have the area name printed below the map.
    • Movie with all maps
    • OpenGL with all maps
  • Tools
  • View exif images
  • Time maps
  • Import: options that require a map to do the import to set geographic limits for the extent.  Be careful about trying this with too large a map
    • TOPEX/Poseidon
    • Shapefile after subset to match map extent
    • GDAL raster  subset to match map extent (probably has to be geographic; useful for things like global land cover which are huge files)
    • NASA/USGS download
      • you will have to log in to your NASA account to download.  There will be a 404 file not found error message for any tiles that don't exist.
      • This will open a new tab on your browser for each file
      • Files will be downloaded to your downloads directory
      • You will have to unzip before using
      • DEMs available
  • Export map library: for all the selected series, export the files for each DEM to a selected directory
  • Close: close the active window to reduce screen clutter.

 


Last revision 11/6/2021