The Select by Rectangle
button allows you to select features interactively.
- To be able to use the Select by Rectangle
button you will need to make a theme active. On the right side of the web
page under Layers move the mouse cursor over the circle
next to the layer you want to interact with and select it. You may toggle
between layer and legend list by simply selecting the layer/legend list button on the toolbar.
- Then choose the Select by Rectangle button
on the toolbar to begin the selection process.
- Next, inside the map display area hold
down the left mouse button and drag the mouse cursor over the features of
the selected active layer. A red box indicating the area of selection will
appear. All features in the active layer within or touched by the red
square will be selected.
- A data table associated with the selected
features will appear in the text display area. At this time you can select
a specific record by moving the mouse cursor over the number which is
located under the field/column called Rec. You know you are in the
correct field/column because you will see the cursor turn into a pointing
hand. When the record is selected the web page will zoom in and highlight
the corresponding selection in red. The text display area also
shows related database information.
- You can drag and drop the results of the
query into any text processing application, such as Microsoft Word or
Excel. With the left mouse button depressed, drag the cursor across the
columns to highlight the column titles as well as the records. When the
records you want are selected, simultaneously press <Ctrl + C> to
copy, then open Microsoft Word or Excel and then simultaneously press
<Ctrl + V> to paste. The result will be a text or table you may edit