Map Navigation and Interface

There are a variety of mouse (if you are using a computer) and touch (if you are using a touch screen device) actions you can use to navigate in the OSPInsight Anywhere application. This article is an overview of those actions.

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Mouse and Keyboard Navigation Controls

  • Left Click + Drag

    • Left click and hold anywhere on the map, then drag your mouse to pan the window.

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  • Shift + Left Click and Drag

    • Hold shift while you left click and drag to Zoom the map and center in on that selection.

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  • Right click map (where there are no database objects)

    • Brings up a shortcut menu with these options:

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      • Copy coordinate

        • Copies the GPS Coordinates of where you clicked to your devices clipboard

      • Clear selection

        • Clears the selection of any map objects (See the article "Selecting Objects")

      • Multiple selection

        • Toggles the multiple selection function so that its always on (The CTRL button turns it on temporarily, see the article "Selecting Objects")


      • Refresh

        • Redraws the map and all the database objects

      • Zoom level

        • Toggle the zoom level indicator on and off

      • Mouse coordinates

        • Toggle the GPS coordinates on and off

      • Overview map

        • Toggle the Overview map on and off

  • Mouse Wheel (forward and reverse)

    • Zooms the map in and out.

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Touch Navigation Controls for Touch Screen Devices

    • Touch and Drag
      • Pans the map window

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    • Two fingers pinch to zoom in, two fingers pinch apart to zoom out.
      • Zooms the map in and out.

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    • Long press map (where there are no database objects)
      • Brings up a shortcut menu with these options
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        • Copy coordinate
          • Copies the GPS Coordinates of where you pressed to your devices clipboard.
        • Clear selection
          • Clears the selection of any map objects (See the article "Selecting Objects").
        • Multiple selection
          • Toggles the multiple selection function so that its always on (see the article "Selecting Objects").
        • Refresh
          • Redraws the map and all the database objects.
        • Zoom level
          • Toggle the zoom level indicator on and off.
        • Mouse coordinates
          • Toggle the GPS coordinates on and off.
        • Overview map
          • Toggle the Overview map on and off.

    Other Map Navigation Controls

    • Zoom Levels
      • Manually adjust the zoom level of the map with the zoom level controls in the top left.

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    • Mini Map
      • Navigate the map by clicking or pressing on the mini map in the bottom right

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    • Home Button
      • Zoom the map to the extent of your network database by clicking the house icon on the top tool bar.

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    • Add Bookmarks
      • Save locations that you can easily access later with the star icon on the top tool bar.

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    • Navigating with bookmarks
      • Using the start icon on the top tool bar, you can access previously saved bookmarks to move your map instantly to those locations.

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