Basic dataset operations and dataset indicators in the dataset list.
The leftmost checkbox sets the dataset visibility. In the example, the only visible dataset is “openstreetmap”.
The dataset name will be displayed in italic if the current map scale is outside the dataset scale limits. In this case the dataset will not be visible on map even if the visibility checkbox is turned on.
In the example, the dataset “city” is not displayed due to scale limits
The framed dataset is the active dataset. In the example, the dataset “Red” is the active dataset.
Click on the dataset name to activate the dataset, only one dataset can be the active.
The rightmost indicator defines the recorded dataset. In the example, the dataset “Red” is the recorded dataset.
Click on the record indicator to activate, only one dataset model can be in “record mode”.
New vector objects will be created in the recorded dataset model, consequently the record indicator is only displayed for editable vector dataset models.
More information about creating new vector dataset objects, see Create & Edit Objects Overview.
The dataset save icon will appear automatically to the left of the dataset name if there are unsaved dataset edits (structure, spatial or attribute component edits). Click this icon to save all edits of the dataset or use the “Save All” button from the main toolbar to save all edits in all datasets.
Legend edits are not saved by the save dataset action but need to be managed separately via the dataset legend editor.
In the example, the dataset “Red” has edits to be saved.
The dataset name will be replaced by a loading bar while waiting a map refresh (connecting, requesting, downloading) of a remote or web resource. If loading takes too much time due to poor network or service performance it can be cancelled by clicking the x icon right of the dataset loading bar.
The order of datasets in the dataset list is applied to compose the map view. The first dataset in the list will be the top layer of the composed map and optionally hiding “lower” datasets.
Click and drag the dataset to change its position in the dataset list or use the arrange functions of the right click dataset context menu.
In the example the “Buildings” are invisible due to the superposing “Parcels”.
All datasets except the isolated datasets will be grayed out and/or transparent, depending the “Isolation Mode” settings, see dataset list preferences.
In the example, the “Blue” dataset has been isolated.
The dimmed dataset will be grayed out and/or transparent, depending the “Dim Mode” settings, see dataset list preferences.
In the example the “Blue” dataset has been dimmed.
Activate the “Extension” indicator to use a dataset in an Orbit extension.
For example to display dataset in the Mobile Mapping view, see Vector Overlays on Mobile Mapping data.
In the example objects from the “Green” dataset will be used in the available extensions.
Set the selectability of vector objects for each dataset individually.
This indicator is only taken into account in combination with the object selection mode “All Visible Datasets”. It is ignored when using the selection mode “Active Dataset”, see Preferences Selection.
In the example objects from the “Buildings” dataset can be selected.
Between the dataset visibility checkbox and the dataset name the datatype indicator is displayed.
In the example the dataset name corresponds the datatype. If the resource file is not found or not supported the grayed out indication (last option in the example) will be displayed.