SMS:Data Toolbar

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Default location of the Data Toolbar

The Data Toolbar contains tools to query or obtain data. Whether the toolbar appears at startup is set in the Preferences dialog.

The following tools are available:

Measure Tool

The Measure Tool Measure Tool.svg is used to measure distances interactively. When clicking in the graphics window, a line will show the distance being measured and the Coordinates Bar will show the total numerical value. The units used to report the measured distance is specified on the Toolbars tab of the Preferences dialog—either the project unit as set in the Projections dialog or user-specified units.

Get Data Tool

The Get Data Tool Get Data Tool SMS.svg is used to specify the location of interest for obtaining data using the import from web feature. Click and drag in the main graphics window to specify the area to be downloaded. The Data Service Options dialog will then appear and the web service or catalog can be selected for downloading the data. SMS will ask to save the data file before downloading the data and importing it into SMS. The data will appear in the GIS module.

This tool is not available if a display projection has not been specified. The tool will determine the data location based on the display projection.

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