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[IDV #BXF-835860]: scale bars / lat-long boxes in IDV



> OK, thanks.  I downloaded the ISL file in the user guide.  When I try
> to open the ISL file within my current project, or within a newly
> started IDV session, I get this message:
> 
> An error occurred:java.io.IOException: Could not load
> resource:/Users/user/Desktop/test.xidv
> error:java.io.FileNotFoundException:
> Unable to open:/Users/user/Desktop/test.xidv
> 
> Any ideas what's going on here?  Thanks.
> 
> Cheers
> Colin
> 
> 
> On May 11, 2011, at 4:14 PM, Unidata IDV Support wrote:
> 
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> Thanks for creating IDV, it is a really helpful tool.  I only have a
> >> couple small problems I've come across, mostly cosmetic.  I'm hoping
> >> you can help.
> >>
> >> When saving images for figures, I cannot find a way to include a map
> >> scale bar (distance in km), directional arrows (N, S, E, W) or a
> >> bounding box around the view that has the latitude and longitude in
> >> regular intervals marked and labeled.  Journals are insisting on
> >> these
> >> details and I don't want to have to move everything over to ArcGIS to
> >> add them, if I could do it easily in IDV.  Either I cannot find how
> >> to
> >> include this in the view, or maybe IDV doesn't have it yet.
> >>
> >> Any ideas?  thanks.

You need to create a bundle after setting up your display in the map view 
window, File > Save as, and then edit the ISL script to point to the bundle you 
saved.


Yuan
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Colin
> >
> > Hi Colin,
> >   Thanks for your feedback of the IDV.
> >   I don't think we can do the map scale bar at this moment. It is
> > probably something the IDV can get from the WMS if the background is
> > from the WMS too. But the current release, the default background is
> > built in. I will need to do some more research on this.
> >
> >   The lat/lon marked and labeled on the bounding box can be done
> > with the ISL script, we have a document available in the User guide.
> >
> > "http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/idv/docs/userguide/isl/ImagesAndMovies.html
> > "
> >
> > and search for the "Add lat/lon labels to an image".
> >
> >>
> >> Colin Beier, Ph.D.
> >> Research Ecologist
> >> Adirondack Ecological Center & Huntington Wildlife Forest
> >> Department of Forest & Natural Resources Management
> >> SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
> >> http://www.esf.edu/aec/beier/beier_lab/MAIN.html
> >> voice: 518.582.4551 x106
> >> fax: 518.582.2181
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > Ticket Details
> > ===================
> > Ticket ID: BXF-835860
> > Department: Support IDV
> > Priority: Normal
> > Status: Open
> >
> 
> 
> Colin Beier, Ph.D.
> Research Ecologist
> Adirondack Ecological Center & Huntington Wildlife Forest
> Department of Forest & Natural Resources Management
> SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
> http://www.esf.edu/aec/beier/beier_lab/MAIN.html
> voice: 518.582.4551 x106
> fax: 518.582.2181
> 
> 


Ticket Details
===================
Ticket ID: BXF-835860
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open


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