WMS:GIS Tools

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The toolbar for the GIS module.

The toolbar for the WMS GIS module has a variety of tools useful for selecting objects and obtaining information about them. The tools are described below.

Tools

Identify 
The Identify Identify Tool.svg tool can be used to view the attributes of selected features (points, lines, or polygons in a GIS layer) in a GIS layer. When selecting a feature the attributes are displayed in the Identify Results window. By default, with ArcObjects® enabled, only the attributes of the selected feature in the top most layer (as displayed in the WMS Project Explorer) are displayed, but the Layers drop down combo can be changed to All Layers, or a specific layer as shown in the figure below.
Identify Results dialog
With ArcObjects® not enabled, attributes of the selected feature in the top most layer (as displayed in the WMS Project Explorer) are displayed, while features from other shapefile layers can also be viewed by selecting them in the dialog as shown in the figure below.
Identify dialog
Select Shapes 
The Select Shapes Select Object Tool.svg tool is used to interactively select shapes when ArcObjects® is not enabled. Individual shapes may be selected using this tool and, when holding the SHIFT key down, newly selected shapes can be added to the selection list. A rectangle can also be dragged and all shapes that have any part within the rectangle will be added to the selection list.

Obsolete Tools

Starting in WMS 11.0, the following tool is not longer available.

Select Features 
The Select Features WMSIcon Select Features.png tool selects features from GIS layers when ArcObjects® has been enabled (the Select Shapes tool is used when ArcObjects® is not enabled). All features from selectable layers will be selected as long as the layer is visible. A layer can be turned off from the Project Explorer so that it is not visible, and therefore not selectable. The layers can also be made un-selectable by using the Selectable Layers... command in the Selection menu. The following dialog allows checking or unchecking layers as being selectable.
Check Selectable Layers dialog
Individual features can be selected to create a new selection, added to the current selection, taken from the current selection, or selected from within features already selected as specified by the Interactive Selection method defined from the Selection menu (by default the selection method is create a new selection).
Multiple features may also be selected by dragging a box around all features that should be selected. In such cases all features that have any portion within the selection rectangle will be selected.
If ArcObjects® is not enabled, the icon will appear in its inactive state: WMSIcon Select Features - inactive.png

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