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"PINNEENA" maps of water monitoring sites

Guide to use of interactive PDF maps

Note: You will require Adobe Reader v9 or above to interact with the Analysis toolbar.

This guide illustrates how to utilise Adobe Reader X and XI to view attributes of individual Gauging Stations…

If you use Adobe Reader 9, view the Guide for Adobe Reader 9

 

1. After opening up the PDF, choose from either 2 options below to enable Object Data Tool…

Option 1: Click Edit > Analysis > Object Data Tool

Step 1 option 1
Adobe Reader XI does not display a physical tool button to click on.    

Option 2: Right-click anywhere over the map itself and choose Object Data Tool
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2. Double-click over a gauging station on the map

Continue to double click on the gauging station until you see the site highlighted on the map and information in the Model Tree window (top left) and Properties window (bottom left):

Double click until you see the site


3. Use the Hand Tool to pan around the map and Marquee Zoom tool to zoom.

If you cannot see the icons in your toolbars…

Right-click on the grey ribbon along the top of page and

  • Click Select & Zoom > Hand Tool
    Select Hand tool
    (make sure that there is a tick beside it)
  • Click Select & Zoom > Marquee Zoom
    Zoom / marquee tool
    (make sure that there is a tick beside it)

4. Use the FIND box to help locate a station

Click on Edit > Find to activate the find box.

Type in (for example) 201003 then press ENTER on the keyboard.
Find station number 

Furthermore, you could type in the name of a particular river name (e.g. Tweed River), and then press the Next button to cycle through all instances of Gauging Stations associated with Tweed River.
Find River name

See also how the result is also highlighted in the left hand margin of Adobe Reader:
Find results

5. Use the Model Tree tool to see gauging station information

5.1 Find information for a gauging station

Model tree Click on the Model Tree tool icon, to show information about the Gauging Stations.

  • click on the Model tree icon shown in the left margin
  • click on plus symbol to the left of the basin name
  • click on plus symbol to the left of "GaugingStations"
  • click directly on the gauging station number in the list.

The attributes are then displayed in the window below it, and the Site is highlighted onto the map.

 

 

 

 

 

Note:   Click on the plus symbol symbol to expand the menu,
   click on the plus symbol symbol to collapse and hide the submenu.


5.2 Find a gauging station on the map

Find a gauging station on the mapFind the station number on the model tree:

  • Click on the station number
  • Right-click on the station number and choose Zoom to Selection
  • Zoom out as needed to see the station and its environs

6.Copy station data to Excel

  • Select a station in the model tree
  • Click on the Options button (under the words Model Tree) … see image below left
  • Choose Copy Data
  • Then open up Excel, then Edit > Paste ... see image below right
Copy to Excel menu option       Copying data to Excel part 2

7.Select which layers you wish to see visible…

Select the Layers tool:
Select the Layers tool

Choose which layers you want to see. In this example, the water layers are turned off:
Layers tool example 2

In this example the river annotations are turned off:
Layers tool example 3


8.Additional Analysis Tools:


(i) Geospatial Location Tool:

Click on Edit > Analyze > Geospatial Location Tool to load.

Move the mouse over the map to display the location at Latitude/Longitude…

Geospatial location tool

                                                  Lat and Long results

(ii) Measuring Tool:

Click on Edit > Analyze > Measuring Tool to load.

Select a tool from the toolbar and see the Use the measuring tools to measure distances and areas of objects in PDF documents.

Measuring tool

If you choose the Measurement type Geospatial distance tool:

  • Left click at the start and end of the line segment
  • Right click on the line drawn and click on Change Measurement Units to Kilometers for metric results

If you choose the Measurement type Perimeter tool:

  • Left click at the start and end of the line segment
  • When you finish tracing the perimeter you wish to measure, left click on the final point, then right click and select Complete measurement
  • Right click on the lines drawn and click on Change Measurement Units to Kilometers for metric results

If you choose the Measurement type Perimeter tool:

  • Left click at the start of each line segment
  • When you finish tracing the area you wish to measure, left click on the final point, then right click and select Complete measurement
  • Right click on the lines drawn and click on Change Measurement Units to Hectares or Square Kilometers for metric results

 

Additional information about advanced PDF features

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