WMS:Get Data Toolbar

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The Get Data toolbar is used to get data.

Common problems when beginning a project in WMS include the need to locate the necessary data (e.g. DEMs, Topo Map images, shape files of land use and soils, etc.), make sure the file format is correct, open in WMS, and then insure that all of the data are in a common coordinate system. This can be tedious, especially if many users of the same organization frequently use the same data and therefore repeat this process over and over again on the same set of files. For agencies like flood control districts, departments of transportation, counties, etc. that manage large data for a community of users it is convenient to catalog the necessary files. WMS can read a database catalog and then automatically open any files that fit within a user specified bounding box.

The Get Data toolbar

Measure Tool

The Measure Measure Tool.svg tool can be used to measure the distance and slope (providing a TIN or DEM is present) along any user defined path. When this tool is active a series of line segments can be defined that make up a path. When the path is terminated by double-clicking, the distance and slope of path are reported in red text in the help message window at the bottom of the screen. Slope is computed as the distanced-weighted average of the slopes of each segment. The slope of each segment is determined by dividing the change in elevation between the beginning point and ending point by the plan (xy) distance of the segment. The units of the distance will be the same as the units of the coordinates (feet or meters) and the slopes are in ft/ft or m/m.

If a line only has two points then an angle (in radians) is also reported. The angle is determined as the angle from a reference line that is in a direction south of the first point, to the line segment defined by the two points. This is illustrated in the following picture.

Angle determination example

Add GIS Data

The Add GIS Data WMS AddGISDataIcon.svg tool brings up an Add GIS Data browser dialog where GIS files can be opened. This tool is not active if ArcObjects are enabled.

Get Data From Map Tool

The Get Data From Map WMS GetDataFromMapIcon.svg tool is allows opening a web map service as an online image and use it as any other image in the WMS interface. This option imports the data as a static (locally saved) image.

Get Online Maps

The Get Online Maps Add Online Maps Icon.svg tool allows opening a web map service as an online image and use it as any other image in the WMS interface. Since the web can be a little slow, there is a right-click menu option to export the loaded online image to a static (locally saved) image that is saved with the WMS project and displays much faster than the online image.

Get Data Tool

The Get Data WMS GetDataToolIcon.svg tool is used to get data from the web or from a catalog file.

Common problems when beginning a project in WMS include the need to locate the necessary data (e.g. DEMs, Topo Map images, shape files of land use and soils, etc.), make sure the file format is correct, open in WMS, and then ensure that all of the data are in a common coordinate system. This can be tedious, especially if many users of the same organization frequently use the same data and therefore repeat this process over and over again on the same set of files. For agencies like flood control districts, departments of transportation, counties, etc. that manage large data for a community of users it is convenient to catalog the necessary files. WMS can read a database catalog and then automatically open any files that fit within a user specified bounding box.

See the article Get Data Tool for more information.

Hydrologic Modeling Wizard

The WMS Hydrologic Modeling Wizard is a tool that walks through all the steps involved in creating a hydrologic model. It can be accessed by selecting the Hydrologic Modeling Wizard HydrologicModelingWizardIcon.svg tool in the Get Data Toolbar.

See the article Hydrologic Modeling Wizard for more information.

HY-8 Modeling Wizard

The WMS HY-8 Modeling Wizard is a tool that walks through all the steps involved in creating a HY-8 model. It can be accessed by selecting the HY-8 Modeling Wizard HY8 ModelingWizardIcon.svg tool in the Get Data Toolbar.

See the article HY-8 Modeling Wizard for more information.

Hydraulic Toolbox

The Hydraulic Toolbox HydraulicToolboxIcon.png tool launches the Hydraulic Toolbox software. This software is used in conjunction with WMS for a number of modeling processes.

See the article Hydraulic Toolbox for more information.

HY-8

The HY-8 HY8icon.png tool launches the HY-8 software. This software is used in conjunction with WMS for a number of modeling processes.

See the HY-8 documentation for more information.

MWBM Modeling Wizard

The MWBM Modeling Wizard is a tool that walks through all the steps involved in creating a MWBM model. It can be accessed by selecting the MWBM Modeling Wizard MWBM ModelingTool.png tool in the Get Data Toolbar.

See the MWBM User Manual for more information.

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