MapCanvas

The MapCanvas is the center of Orbit to view and interact with all your resources.

Top Toolbar
Map Default workspace view for all GIS operations like viewing, selecting and editing of datasets.
Layout Print layout view. Must only be used to prepare and to make your map Print.
Menu Navigation Open this menu to activate navigation functions and to rotate the MapCanvas
Menu Selection Open this menu to open the find objects or query objects tool and to activate the selection function
Backdrop Color Toggles the background color from white to black
Central Part
Compass Rose Provides all features to navigate the MapCanvas in a single useful widget
Context Menu Right-click on the map to open the context menu and to navigate or export the MapCanvas view
Bottom Part
Status Bar Displays the activated function, the CRS of the MapCanvas, the scale and the coordinates of the cursor position in the current CRS
Map Functions
Pan Functions Move the MapCanvas to optimize the view of the MapCanvas
Zoom Functions Zoom in or zoom out the MapCanvas
Rotate Functions Rotate the orientation of the MapCanvas, zoom level and center of the MapCanvas will not be modified
Select Functions Activate the select function and select objects from datasets
Measure Functions Measure lines, circles, perpendicular distances and angles
Search Function Search for objects and open the find objects tool
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