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Callouts

 

The Map Viewer allows you to add and manage callout layers for project data-driven layers in the Map Layers tree of the Map Viewer. There are two types of callout layers:

Table Callouts: a customizable table is added for selected stations with selected information from/about that location

Plot Callouts: a customizable plot is added for selected stations with data series from that location. Any plot type available from the plot collections can be displayed.

 

The following image is an example map with table and plot callouts:

 

Managing Callouts

Each project data-driven layer (i.e. station group, sample set, or spatial query) added to the Map Viewer may have one or more added plot or table callout layers. To add or manage callouts for a given layer, select it in the Map Layers tree and select the Edit Callouts [] button from the Map Layers toolbar to open the Callouts window:

 

 

The Callouts window includes a list of the existing callout layers associated with the current active project data-driven layer in the Map Layers tree and a toolbar with the following options:

 

New table callout: creates a new table callout layer

New plot callout: creates a new plot callout layer

Edit: opens the settings for the selected table or plot callout layer

Rename map: renames the current Map View

Delete: deletes the selected callout layer from the list

 

Table Callouts

Table callouts can be added to the map and allow you to quickly/efficiently show tabulated data from a project data-driven layer (station group, sample set, or spatial query) for a selected set of stations.

 

Adding a Table Callout

To add a table callout to a given project data-driven layer:

select the layer in the Map Layer tree

select the Edit Callouts [] button in the Map Layer toolbar

select the New table callout [] button in the Callouts window

 

This will open the Table Callout settings window.  The table selection window contains five main components:

Station Selection

Field Selection

Table Settings

oTable Formatting

oTable Position

Preview

 

 

Station Selection

The leftmost part of the Table Callout settings window provides a list of stations associated with the parent spatial layer.  You can select all [], none [], or some  [ / ] of the stations for which you'd like to add table callouts. You can also use the selection from the map.

 

Field Settings

The second part of the Table Callout settings window provides a list of data fields associated with the parent spatial layer.  You can select all [], none [], or some  [ / ] of the fields to be added to the table callouts.

 

Table Formatting/Position Settings

The third part of the Table Callout settings window provides settings for the formatting (Table tab) and position (Leader tab) of the table callouts as described below:

 

Table Format Settings Tab

Available table settings include:

Header Row settings for cell color, text color, and text font

Record Row settings for cell color, text color, and text font

Table grid line settings for line color and line width (points)

Conditional Formatting settings to highlight table rows with a specified color when a specified condition is met.

 

Leader Settings Tab

There are two major options for placing the table callouts on the map:

Screen Layer: the callouts will be placed on the computer screen at a specified offset (point) distance relative to the station in both the X and Y directions.

 

Map Layer: the callouts will be placed on the map and can moved using the move callout button [] on the map viewport toolbar. If the callout is placed away from its parent station, then a leader may appear (if the show leader option is selected). The leader line includes the formatting settings for its color, line width, and style (solid, dash, dot, dash dot, or dash dot dot).

 

 

Preview

The right-most part of the Table Callout settings window provides a preview of the table based on the table format settings.

 

Plot Callouts

Plot callouts can be added to the map and allow you to quickly/efficiently show add any plot type available in the Plot Collection module to the map using data from or associated with a project data-driven layer (station group, sample set, or spatial query) for a selected set of stations. Plot callout layers several  settings tabs:

 

Data Sources and Plot Type

The Data Tab includes settings for:

the stations that will have an added plot. You can select all [], none [], or some  [ / ] of the stations for which you'd like to add plot callouts. You can also use the selection from the map.

the plot type dropdown allows you to select which type of plot (from the available plot types based on your edition of HGA) to add (for the selected stations).

the source data and parameters/fields for each relevant plot. Note that these settings are variable and based on the type of plot selected.

 

 

 

General, Axes, and Plot Specific Settings

The plot callout settings window includes tabs for common plot features including general settings, axis settings, and plot specific settings. (For plot-specific settings, please refer to the documentation for the associated plot type.

 

Layout

The layout tab includes settings for how the plots will be placed on the map. You can place the plots on screen layer or map layer as follows:

Screen Layer: the callouts will be placed on the computer screen at a specified offset (point) distance relative to the station in both the X and Y directions.

 

Map Layer: the callouts will be placed on the map and can moved using the move callout button [] on the map viewport toolbar. If the callout is placed away from its parent station, then a leader may appear (if the show leader option is selected). The leader line includes the formatting settings for its color, line width, and style (solid, dash, dot, dash dot, or dash dot dot).

 

The layout tab alson includes settings for the format and size of the plot:

Border settings: you can add an optional border to the plot with a specified line color and thickness

Padding: allows you to add a buffer around the plot and its border (in points)

Plot size: allows you to specify the size of the plot to a maximum of 400 points.

 

 

 


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