Plot Window

Plot windows are the workspaces for creating and modifying maps or other types of drawings. When you first start MapViewer, you are presented with an empty plot window. During a MapViewer session, new empty plot windows are created with the File | New | Plot command.


Plot Window Menu/Tabs


Opens, closes, saves, and prints files


Contains undo, cut, copy, paste, delete, and insert


Draws objects


Commands to edit and convert boundaries


Creates maps and controls map features


Contains tools to analyze the map


Controls zoom and redraw as well as the display of toolbars, objects, status bar, and rulers.


Arranges objects


The Application/Document Control menu commands control the size and position of the application window or the document window.


Other Useful Plot Window Information

MapViewer Help

Boundary Files

Copying and Pasting Maps

Data File Formats

Keyboard Shortcuts to Common Commands

Latitude and Longitude

Using Layers

Linking Data to Boundaries - The Primary ID

Creating and Editing Thematic Maps

Map Coordinates

Map Projections

Worksheet Commands

MapViewer Boundary Types

MapViewer Data

Map Types

Setting MapViewer Defaults

Technical Support

Selecting Objects

What is a Thematic Map?

Worksheet Windows

Scaling Maps

Exporting Maps

Manager Layout

Application/Document Control Menu Commands