maptool

Add menu-activated tools to map figure

Activation

Command Line

maptool(PropertyName,PropertyValue)

maptool(ProjectionFile,...)

h = maptool(...)

Description

maptool adds several items to the menu in the current figure window with a map axes and opens the Projection Control dialog box for defining map projection and display properties. The figure window features a special menu bar that provides access to most of Mapping Toolbox™ GUIs.

maptool(PropertyName,PropertyValue,...) creates a figure window with a map axes defined by the supplied map properties. The MapProjection property must be the first input pair. maptool supports the same map properties as axesm.

maptool(ProjectionFile,PropertyName, PropertyValue,...) allows for the omission of the MapProjection property name. ProjectionFile must be the identifying string of an available map projection.

h = maptool(...) returns a two-element vector containing the handle of the maptool figure window and the handle of the map axes.

Controls

Map Menu

The Lines option activates the Line Map Input dialog box for projecting two- and three-dimensional line objects onto the map axes.

The Patches option activates the Patch Map Input dialog box for projecting patch objects onto the map axes.

The Regular Surfaces option activates the Mesh Map Input dialog box for projecting a regular data grid onto a graticule projected onto the map axes.

The General Surfaces option activates the Surface Map Input dialog box for projecting a geolocated data grid onto the map axes.

The Contours option activates the Contour Map Input dialog box for projecting a two- or three-dimensional contour plot onto the map axes.

The Quiver 2D option activates the Quiver Map Input dialog box for projecting a two-dimensional quiver plot onto the map axes.

The Quiver 3D option activates the Quiver3 Map Input dialog box for projecting a three-dimensional quiver plot onto the map axes.

The Stem option activates the Stem Map Input dialog box for projecting a stem plot onto the map axes.

The Scatter option activates the Scatter Map Input dialog box for projecting a scatter plot onto the map axes.

The Text option activates the Text Map Input dialog box for projecting text objects onto the map axes.

The Light option activates the Light Map Input dialog box for projecting light objects onto the map axes.

Display Menu

The Projection option activates the Projection Control dialog box for editing map projection properties and map display settings.

The Graticule option is used to view and edit the graticule size for surface maps.

The Legend option is used to display a contour map legend.

The Frame option is used to toggle the map frame on and off.

The Grid option is used to toggle the map grid on and off.

The Meridian Labels option is used to toggle the meridian grid labels
on and off.

The Parallel Labels option is used to toggle the parallel grid labels on and off.

The Tracks option activates the Define Tracks input box for calculating and displaying Great Circle and Rhumb Line tracks on the map axes.

The Small Circles option activates the Define Small Circles input box for calculating and displaying small circles on the map axes.

The Surface Distances option activates the Surface Distance dialog box for distance, azimuth, and reckoning calculations.

Tools Menu

The Hide option is used to hide the mouse tool buttons.

The Off option is used to turn off the current mouse tool.

The Set Limits option is used to define the zoom out limits to the current settings on the axes.

The Full View option is used to zoom out to the current axes limit settings.

The Origin option is used to toggle Origin (originui) mode on and off. Origin mode is used to interactively modify the map origin.

The 2D View option is used to set the default two-dimensional view (azimuth=0, elevation=90).

The Objects option activates the Object Sets dialog box, which allows for property manipulation of objects displayed on the map axes.

The Edit option activates the MATLAB® Property Editor to manipulate properties of a plotted object. Choose the Current Object option to edit the currently selected object or choose the Select Object option to open the Select Object dialog box and choose the object you want to edit.

The Show option is used to set the Visible property of mapped objects to 'on'. The All option shows all currently mapped objects. The Object option activates the Select Object dialog box.

The Hide option is used to set the Visible property of mapped objects to 'off'. Choose from the All or Map options, or choose the Object option to activate the Select Object dialog box.

The Delete option is used to clear the selected objects. The All option clears the current map, frame, and grid lines. The map definition is left in the axes definition. The Map option clears the current map, deleting objects plotted on the map but leaving the frame and grid lines displayed. The Object option activates the Select Object dialog box.

The Axes option is used to manipulate the MATLAB Cartesian axes. The Show option shows this axes, the Hide option hides this axes, and the Color option allows for custom color selection for this axes.

Colormaps Menu

The Colormaps menu allows for manipulation of the colormap for the current figure. See the clrmenu reference page for details on the Colormaps menu options.

See Also

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