The End - Tutorial

Congratulations on finishing the MapViewer tutorial. This tutorial only scratches the surface of the many options and features in MapViewer. Now, however, you should have a good idea of the procedure in using commands. You can also navigate between plot and worksheet windows and use the Object Manager and Property Manager to edit layer and object properties. The MapViewer help is full of information, and here are some links you may find particularly useful:


Map Types

The Map Types page includes a brief description of the thematic map types available in MapViewer. Links are provided to specific map pages in each map description.

Menu/Tab Commands

This page is a good starting point for finding detailed information on every command in MapViewer.

File Format Chart

This chart presents the boundary and data file formats that can be saved, opened, imported, or exported (or any combination thereof) in MapViewer.

Sample files

Sample MapViewer [*.GSM] files for every thematic map type are included with MapViewer 8. Opening and editing the sample files is a great way to experiment in MapViewer. Sample boundary [*.GSB] and data [*.DAT] files are also included to get you started on creating your own maps.

Browse the Managers | Property Manager Pages section of the Help Contents.

In the navigation pane to the left of this window is the help contents. You can quickly access information about Property Manager pages in this section. The Property Manager help pages are useful for determining what a particular property affects, which method to use for classification, how to add and edit data labels, change the map units, etc.

Options and Default Settings

If you find you dislike a particular user interface style, often change the same property for every map you create, etc. there is probably an option or default setting you can change to streamline your workflow.

Customizing Commands

The Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and more can be customized in MapViewer.



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