VCS Hints: Continents Editor Panel


Access: via Continents Graphics Method Panel -> Attribute Set Name

The Continents Editor Panel displays the continents graphics method attribute set names and assignment values. The continents graphics method displays a predefined, generic set of continental outlines in a longitude by latitude space.

How to use the Continents Editor Panel

Changing the Map Projection:
Move the pointer over the `projection' menu button and press and hold the left mouse button. Then move the pointer over the desired map projection and release the left mouse button. Select the red `Apply' button to register changes.

Setting a List Name for Labels and Tick Marks:
Labels and tick marks are: `xticlabels#1', bottom prefixed list name for x-axis labels and ticks; `xticklabels#2', top prefixed list name for x-axis labels and ticks; `xmtics#1, left prefixed list name for x-axis minor ticks; xmtics#2, right prefixed list name for x-axis minor ticks; `yticlabels#1', left prefixed list name for y-axis labels and ticks; `yticlabels#2', right prefixed list name for y-axis labels and ticks; `ymtics#1', right prefixed list name for y-axis minor ticks; `ymtics#2', left prefixed list name for y-axis minor ticks. From the List Table Panel, copy and drop the new name into the yellow input text window.

Defining Data Space in Real-World Coordinates:
The data space defined in the picture template in normalized device coordinates is mapped to the real-world coordinates given: `datawc_x1', `datawc_x2', `datawc_y1', `datawc_y2'. A value of `1e+20' cues VCS to use the data coordinate values.

Changing Line Type:
To change the continents line type, access the (Tl) Line Table Panel (via Main Menu - `Basic' -> `Line Table (Tl)'). To copy a line type, move the pointer to the desired line attribute set name and click the middle mouse button. To drop, move the pointer to the cyan `Tl' input text window on the Continents Editor Panel and click the middle mouse button. Select the red `Apply' button to register changes.




Last update December 26, 1996. For further information, contact: Dean N. Williams (vcs@pcmdi.llnl.gov)
This page is maintained by Anna McCravy (mccravy@pcmdi.llnl.gov)
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