NAPIS® 'Step-by-Step' for the NAPIS Map

You may want to print out the NAPIS Site Map description to support this 'Step-by-Step'

Step 1. Check Site GIS File:

From the NAPIS main menu select Utilities | Check Site GIS File to synchronize the NAPIS map points with information in your Data file. You have to perform this synchronization every time you change the name of the Data file or update its contents. As the number of your map points grows, this process may take a few minutes.

Step 2. Open the NAPIS Site Map:

Click on the Vicinity Map on an active Site or Collection data form to open the NAPIS Site Map.

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Step 3. Map Legend and Active Layers:

The legend located on the left side of the map shows the current data layers, their colors, and whether or not they are visible (visible = checked). Map layers may be made visible or invisible on the displayed map by toggling the checkbox next to their name.

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Step 4. Set the Active Map Layer:

The active map layer can be set on the upper tool bar. Click on the arrow to display a drop-down list and make your selection. When a layer is active you will be able to use tools from the tool-bar (Information, Tip, etc.) to obtain more information about the features on the displayed layer.

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Step 5. Link from the 'map_data' layer to a Site Data or Collection Data form:

When the 'map_data' layer is active, you can right-click on a site to see general information about it and to link to the corresponding Microorganism, Collection, or Site Data forms.

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Step 6. Use the Find Tool:

The Find Feature dialog is opened by clicking the 'binocular' icon on the upper tool-bar or by selecting Tools | Find from the menu-bar. Using the default dataset, change the layer to search for to 'CNTRY94'. Search for the country 'Philippines'. The search is case sensitive and does not use wildcards. In place of wildcards enter only a portion of the name you are searching for, e.g. 'Phi'. Zoom to the country by highlighting a value in the 'Pick a Feature' list and then clicking on the 'Zoom To' button.

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Step 7. Export a Map:

Select Map | Export Map from the menu. You will be prompted to select a location to save your file. Click the 'Save' button to save your map to your selected location.

Step 8. Print a Map:

Select Map | Print Map from the Site Map menu. You will be prompted to enter a title for your map. Enter a title and click 'OK' to proceed.

To print your map click the 'Printer' icon on the toolbar and follow your printer instructions.

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