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Below are detailed descriptions of how to use the navigation buttons, widgets of the viewer.
You can print this page and reference it while using the online soil viewer.
|Enter Latitude and (negative) Longitude coordinates, then zoom to the location.|
|Bring up an expandable list of available graphics layers for viewing, zooming, and removing.|
|Bring up a list of available base maps and select one to be used as a background.|
|Select polygons in the Soil Information layer|
Zoom To Township
|Zoom to the extent of a given township.|
|Click on the map to identify a soil landscape polygon. If the soil polygon layer is visible an information window appears showing various attributes of the polygon identified.|
|Create a variety of graphics for display purposes. Appearance (colour, size, etc.) can be defined and a label placed on the graphic.|
|Take measurements (area, length, etc.) on the map.|
|Generate user-defined buffers around selected graphics created with the Markup Tool. |
Import & Export Tool
|Import or export graphics, buffers or features in a variety of formats. Some formats are applicable for certain feature types (e.g., lines or polygons may not be exported as CSV).|
|Zoom to specific areas of interest created as bookmarks. Municipalities and major cities have been pre-defined. Optionally, new bookmarks may be created for other areas of interest.|
Export map to image format
|Export the map on the display as an image in a variety of formats except PDF. The scale and map data credits are also exported.|
|Create a printable PDF map at a specified scale. Printing size can be letter (8.5 X 11 in.) or tabloid (11 X 17 in.) and orientation can be portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal). The map will have standard map elements (title, description, scale, etc.). |
|Bring up an expandable list of available layers for viewing and setting properties (visibility, transparency, zoom-to-extent, move up/down and description). If a particular layer is greyed out and italicized the map may be zoomed in to make the layer visible.|
|Create a legend to show feature symbol meaning. Only those feature classes which are visible will be displayed in the legend.|
This application works best using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome browsers.
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Contact the Ag-Info Centre, toll-free in Alberta at 310-FARM (3276), for agricultural information.