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#1 Donovan R. Palmer

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:07 AM

I find the pop out controls for the 3d maps pretty cool. Would it be possible to have similar controls for the 2d maps, rather than the scroll bars and buttons at the top?

OK, I know this isn't critical, but those 3d controls are way cool! ;)

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:25 AM

Donovan,

The 2D maps do offer other ways to navigate. For example, if you hold down the command key you'll get a grabber hand and can drag the map to scroll to a different area. You can also use the scroll wheel on your mouse or the scroll function of the newer trackpads to scroll to a different area.

As far as zooming in and out, my favorite way to zoom is to drag a marquee rectangle around an area of the map, then double-click inside it to zoom in on that area. You can also shift-command click a point on the map to zoom in on that point.

If you want to zoom out quickly, you can option-click the Out button. Then use the rectangle double-click method to zoom in on a different area of the map.

Then, of course, you can also option-drag from one point to another on the map to measure distances. The distance will appear in the instant details box. As long as you keep holding the option key, you can even click and drag to change directions to measure true distances rather than distances as the crow flies.

Also, you can navigate the 3D maps without using the 3D controls. Simply click and drag on the 3D map to move it, option-drag to rotate it, and shift-option drag to change altitude.
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:39 AM

David,

Thank you for the refresher course on Accordance maps! I've used the maps program for several years and had simply forgotten about two of the short-cuts you mentioned.

Thanks again,
David Padfield

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 12:57 PM

The 2D maps do offer other ways to navigate. For example, if you hold down the command key you'll get a grabber hand and can drag the map to scroll to a different area. You can also use the scroll wheel to move it, option-drag to rotate it, and shift-option drag to change altitude.


Indeed and my suggestion is frivolous from a cool factor point of view. Functionally there are other ways to do this, but my point was the 3d controls were way cool and if the code exists to employ them for 3d maps, why not make them a navigational option for 2d maps.

BTW, the maps on Accordance are the best that I have used in a very, very, very long time. At least seven years in fact.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 09:09 PM

BTW, the maps on Accordance are the best that I have used in a very, very, very long time. At least seven years in fact.


Donovan

I can't resist the opportunity to say "I told you so!" :D

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#6 Donovan R. Palmer

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 01:28 AM

Donovan

I can't resist the opportunity to say "I told you so!" :D

Jack


You did tell me... and I expect you to keep giving me nuggets from your great wisdom on a continual basis now! :)




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