Monday, November 21, 2011

Move a feature to another layer in Global Mapper

It is possible to move an existing geometry feature such as a polygon from one layer to another layer in Global Mapper. It is not as intuitive as it could be but it is certainly possible. Below is an example of moving a polygon from its original layer to a new layer.

  1. Start Global Mapper. Create or load and display some polygon features.

    The polygons are displayed.
  2. Press ALT+D. Press CTRL and click on one or more polygon.

    The polygon(s) are selected.
  3. Press the mouse right button anywhere inside the map view.

    A pop up menu appears.
  4. Choose Edit Selected Features.

    The Modify Selected Area Features dialog box appears.
  5. In the Feature Layer drop down list, choose another layer to move to. If a new layer is wanted, then choose Create New Layer for Feature. Press OK.

    The Enter Layer Name prompt appears.
  6. Type in a layer name, e.g. MyNewLayer. Press OK.

    The selected polygons are moved to the new layer.
  7. Press ALT+C.

    The Overlay Control Center dialog box appears.
  8. Toggle on/off the new layer MyNewLayer.

    The polygons on MyNewLayer are displayed/hidden.

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