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Creating a Map Document

Updated October 17, 2017


This article applies to:
  • Terrain Forestry
  • RoadEng Forestry

A Map Document is a collection of traverse names. Traverses can be added or removed from the map without affecting the traverse documents.

In this section a map of the boundary traverse entered in the previous section will be created.

  1. File | Open <SurveyMap>\Notes\block1.tr1.

  1. To create a map from an open traverse, select Traverse | Quick Map or Home | Quick Map. A Map will open that has the name Untitled Map 1. Alternatively, right mouse click and select Quick Map.

  2. File | Save the Untitled Map 1 as <SurveyMap>\Notes\block1.map (block1.map already exists. Press Yes when prompted to overwrite the existing file).

  3. Arrange the map and traverse screens side by side, with View | Tile Vertically. To view the Station column in block1.tr1 slide the bottom scroll bar to the far left

Note: Clicking on the title bar of a document will activate it. Menu functions and toolbar buttons will change depending on which type of document is active.

  1. Click on block1.map title bar.

  2. Select Map | View button to open the Map View Options dialogue box as shown in the figure below.

Figure 1: Map View Options Dialogue Box

  1. Select Labels. A check mark will appear beside word Labels. Press the adjacent button that highlights as soon as Labels is selected. The dialogue box shown below will appear.

Figure 2: Label Selection and Formatting Dialogue Box

  1. If necessary, activate the Comments label by selecting or highlighting Comments, and check the Display box. A check mark will appear beside the word Display, and in front of the label name. A double click on the label name will also activate and de-activate the label. Press OK twice to return to main screen.

Map View now displays the 3 comments in the Label column, (main 699.1, end spur and main 502.1).

Select a station in the traverse notes and the cross-hair will move to the corresponding station in the map.

  1. Hover the arrow cursor over the boundary line of the block in the block1.map window, a text box will appear with the name of the traverse and the station that you are closest to.

  2. <Left-click> on the top right corner of the boundary. Two things have happened, the cross-hair moved to that station in the map and to the corresponding station in the traverse notes.

Note: Double-clicking on a traverse in a map document will open the corresponding traverse notes

Figure 3: Final Traverse and Map Documents

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