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Object Focus

The right hand side shows the Object Focus. In this window it is possible to see the detailed information of the selected object(s).

By default the Attribute Component is opened at selection. Other Object Inspector Panels (Spatial Object, Dataset Model Overview, Spatial Component) are togglable. Enabling simultaneous viewing of Object Inspector Panels is possible by setting the Selection Preferences.

Object Information

With the toolbar on the left hand side of the Object Focus, it is possible to display different spatial information.

Spatial Object

Displays the shape of the selected object as it is presented on the map. This view simplifies the identification of a selected object when more than one is selected.

Dataset Model overview

This view lists the properties of the spatial object in a tree-view. It presents general properties of the spatial object. The next buttons display more detailed properties of the spatial object.

The displayed cumulative length or area are expressed in the dataset coordinate systems. Note that the used projected CRS affects this result.
Coordinate Reference Systems in Orbit

Spatial Component

Displays a list of all the coordinates of the points from which the selected object consist of.

Attribute Component

Shows a list of all the attributes with their types and values for the selected object. Note that Orbit GIS understands multiple records of attributes and multiple attribute tables per spatial object (See Dataset Properties). Attribute rows will appear as next columns titled 'value1', 'value2' etc. A scroll bar appears at the bottom when this is required.

Configure Object Inspector

With the -button on the right of the Object Focus Window, it is possible to change the showed columns by checking or unchecking following options:

Show Field Column The field column will be displayed after checking this option.
Show Label Column The label column will be displayed after checking this option.
Show Type Column The data-types of the attributes will be displayed.
Restore Defaults Go back to default settings: only the label column is displayed.
Show Memorize Functions By checking this box, the memorize functions () appear in the object attributes window.
Apply Copy to New Objects The attribute values stored in memory () will be assigned to newly created objects

Editing Object Attributes

Select an object in the list, and select the List Attribute Component to see it's attribute values

Edit attribute values by clicking on any value to edit it:

  • Type a new value in the 'value' field
  • Press Return to validate your entry.

Note that you must enter a value according to the type of the attribute. For example, do not enter characters in a number formatted attribute (INT8, FLOAT4, etc).

Undo an action.
This is the same undo function as in the Edit Toolbar. It will undo the last edit of both attribute or spatial objects.
Redo an action.
Redo changes, redo the last edit after an undo action.
Select joined rows.
This button is only enabled when an object is selected in a dataset with a joined table and the value of the attribute on which the join is made, is selected. After clicking the “select joined rows” button, a window opens showing the joined table. Choose a value from this table and click “select” to change the join attribute's value.
Add a set of attributes.
Adds a new attribute row. Note that not all storage formats can store multiple attribute rows per object.
Delete a set of attributes.
Remove a selected set of attributes. Note that not all storage formats can store objects without an attribute set.
Show hyperlink document.
Execute the attribute value as a hyperlink URL. An attribute can be defined as a hyperlink attribute and will appear with a light grey background. Only attribute values of the data type string can be specified as a hyperlink. To manually launch the hyperlink, first select the value of the proper attribute and click the button in the toolbar.
Apply edits to all selected objects of the same model.
This button allows simultaneous editing of a single value in all selected objects of the same model. First enable this function by clicking the button, then edit a single attribute value. The entered value will be set for all selected objects of the same model, and the apply all button will automatically be switched off again.
Memorize the current attribute values as a template for new object of the current model.
Select an attribute value, click this button and paste it as another attribute value with the -button.
Clear the memorized attribute values of the current model.
Paste the memorized attribute values of the current model.

In Orbit GIS, objects can have no or multiple attribute tables and rows. These type of objects can only be stored safely in the Orbit native *.ovf-format. Remember that it's possible that data will be lost after saving to a different format.

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