Map Tools Tab Commands

The Map Tools tab in the plot document has the following commands:


Adds a Base, Base from Server, Base from Data, Empty Base, Contour, Post, Classed Post, 3D Surface, 3D Wireframe, Color Relief, Grid Values, Watershed, Viewshed, 1-Grid Vector, or 2-Grid Vector layer to the selected map


Adds a scale bar to the selected map


Adds a legend to the plot


Adds a graticule or grid lines to the selected map


Adds a profile to the selected map


Adds a top or bottom (X), left or right (Y), or Z axis to the selected map


Rotates and zooms the selected map in 3D

3D View

View the selected map in a new 3D view window

Set Limits

Set the map limits by drawing a rectangle


Measure distance and area on the selected map

Overlay Maps

Combine selected maps to use the same map properties

Stack Maps

Aligns two or more selected maps

Convert Layer

Changes one grid-based layer type to another


Displays the coordinates of the selected map in map units and collects data points from the map

Break Apart

Removes a map layer from the selected multi-layer map

Georeference Image

Georeference or warp an image in a base layer

Convert Coordinates

Convert vector layer coordinates from an unknown system to another unknown or known system

Open Attribute Table

Opens the Attribute Table for the objects in the selected layer

Open Drillhole Manager

Open the Drillhole Manager to manage or view drillhole data

Track Cursor

Track cursor location across plot, worksheet, and grid editor windows for a maps, data files, and grids

Query Objects

Selects objects returned from a specified query

Join Attributes

Import a data file to add attributes to the existing attribute table

Export Contours

Export contours as lines in a DXF, SHP, or TXT file


Opens the selected layer's grid in the Grid Editor


Opens the data for a selected layer in a worksheet window

Contour Labels

Edits individual contour labels of the selected map

Layer Labels

Edits individual post, classed post, or base map labels

Disperse Labels

Automatically disperses labels to prevent them from overlapping

See Also

Menu and Tab Commands