GUI to control plotting of display structure elements
mlayers will be removed in a future release.
Session > Layers
mlayers('filename') associates all display
structures, which in this context are also called map layers, in the
filename with the current map axes. The
display structure variables are accessible only through the
and not through the base workspace.
be a character vector.
mlayers('filename',h) assigns the layers
filename to the map axes indicated by
mlayers(cellarray) associates the layers
cellarray with the current map axes.
be of size n by 2. Each row of
a map layer. The first column of
the layer structure, and the second column contains the name of the
layer structure. Such a cell array can be generated from data in the
current workspace with the function
In this case, the calling sequence would be
mlayers(cellarray,h) assigns the layers
cellarray to the map axes specified
by the handle
The scrollable list box displays all of the map layers currently
associated with the map axes. An asterisk next to the layer name indicates
that the layer is currently visible. An
to the layer name indicates a layer that is plotted, but currently
The Plot button plots the selected
map layer. Once the selected layer is plotted, the button toggles
between Hide and Show,
to turn the
Visible property of the plotted objects
The Zdata button activates
the Specify Zdata dialog box, which is used to enter the workspace
variable containing the
ZData for the selected
map layer. Pressing the List button
produces a list of all current workspace variables, from which the
can be selected. This entry can also be a scalar.
The Highlight button is used to toggle the selected map layer between highlighted and normal display.
The Members button brings up
a list of members of the selected map layer. Members of a layer are
defined by their
The Delete button deletes the selected map layer from the map.
The Property button activates the Define Layer Properties dialog box, which is used to specify or change properties of all objects in the selected map layer. Character vector entries must be enclosed in single quotes.
The Purge button deletes the selected
map layer from the
mlayers tool. Selecting Yes from the Confirm Purge dialog box deletes
the map layer from both the
mlayers tool and the
map display. Selecting Data Only from
the Confirm Purge dialog box deletes the map layer from the
while retaining the plotted object on the map display.