Dataset Operations and Indicators in DataSet List

Basic operations and indicators

Basic dataset operations and dataset indicators in the dataset list.

Dataset visibility

The leftmost checkbox sets the dataset visibility. In the example, the only visible dataset is “openstreetmap”.

Scale dependent visibility

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

Active dataset

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 dataset properties window will always display the properties of the active dataset. The remove dataset button will remove the active dataset.

Recorded dataset

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 or copied into 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.

Save dataset

The dataset save indicator will appear automatically to the left of the dataset name in the dataset list if there are unsaved dataset edits (structure, spatial or attribute component edits). Click this indicator 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.

Loading & cancel loading remote resources

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.

Arrange datasets

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”.

Operations and indicators available via preferences

These indicators and corresponding operations can be made available via the dataset list preferences.

Isolate dataset

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.

Dim dataset

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.

Use dataset in Extension

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.

Dataset selectablility

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.

Datatype indication

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.

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