Small circle defined via mouse input
h = scircleg(ncirc)
h = scircleg(ncirc,npts)
h = scircleg(ncirc,linestyle)
h = scircleg(ncirc,
[lat,lon] = scircleg(ncirc,npts,...)
h = scircleg(track,ncirc,...)
h = scircleg(ncirc) brings
forward the current map axes and waits for the user to make (2 *
mouse clicks. The output
h is a vector of handles
ncirc small circles, which are then displayed.
h = scircleg(ncirc,npts) specifies
the number of plotting points to be used for each small circle.
100 by default.
h = scircleg(ncirc,linestyle) where
linespec that specifies the
style of the line used for the displayed small circles.
h = scircleg(ncirc, allows
property name/property value pairs to be set, where
recognized by the
[lat,lon] = scircleg(ncirc,npts,...) returns
the coordinates of the plotted points rather than the handles of the
small circles. Successive circles are stored in separate columns of
h = scircleg(track,ncirc,...) specifies
the logic with which ranges are calculated. If track is
default), great circle distance is used. If track is
rhumb line distance is used.
This function is used to define small circles for display using mouse clicks. For each circle, two clicks are required: one to mark the center of the circle and one to mark any point on the circle itself, thereby defining the radius.
A small circle is the locus of all points an equal surface distance
from a given center. For true small circles, this distance is always
calculated in a great circle sense; however, the
allows a locus to be calculated using distances in a rhumb line sense
as well. You can modify the circle after creation by shift+clicking
it. The circle is then in edit mode, during which you can change the
size and position by dragging control points, or by entering values
into a control panel. Shift+clicking again exits