User Interface Client (Legend Panel)

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The Legend panel consists of two parts, the Overview Window and the Legend Window.



Overview Window

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In the Overview window, you can adjust both the scale of the map and the orientation of the map:

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By typing a value in the Scale text box, you can scale up or down a certain extent of the map extract.

The window contains a miniature view of the complete project area. The orange rectangle set in a cross hair indicates the extent of the map extract. You can drag the rectangle to different positions, and the map extract will update accordingly in the Map window. You can also increase/decrease the size of the rectangle, which causes the map extract to zoom in/out:

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Legend Window

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The Legend window is part of the Legend panel and is located at the bottom-left of the user interface. It serves for controlling the content of the map, including feature visibility, analysis, symbols, and scale dependency.

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The window is divided into two sections:


Legend Window
Legend Header
Legend Body


The Legend window consists of a legend header and a legend body. The legend header contains commands to perform modifications on legend settings, such as the legend layout. The legend body contains the feature classes (legend entries), which are grouped into coherent categories. In the legend body, you can perform various modifications on the display settings of a feature class. Besides that, you can set up additional working levels for plotting, dimensioning, labelling, and so on, and group them into work themes. The same feature classes and working levels can appear in several topics or working topics.

Alternative Symbology

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At the lower end of the Legend window, you can find a list of Alternative Symbologies:

Alternative symbology
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This list gives you a quick ability to change the look of your project by selecting one of them. A typical use case would be the change between a full-colored and a black and white styled map.

There are two possibilities to define an Alternative Symbology.

  • Define an Alternative Symbology in the GeoMedia Smart Client Administrator, which is available for every user who has listed a feature or thematic entry in their legend and which uses a Symbology Definition with a defined Alternative Symbology. Further information can be found here.
  • Allow the GeoMedia Smart Client user to define its own User-defined Alternative Symbology.


User-defined Alternative Symbology

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GeoMedia Smart Client supports assigning user defined, client based styles using User-defined Alternative Symbologies. This functionality allows editing of individual legend styles so you can personalize your project styles. To enable this functionality in GeoMedia Smart Client, you only have to assign the Smart Client user the Claim ModifySymbology, which can be found here. If the ModifySymbology claim is assigned to the GeoMedia Smart Client user, you will see the Alternative Symbologies selection section located at the base of the legend.


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A click on this button opens a dialog box that gives you the possibility to create or delete a user-defined Alternative Symbology. To create a new Alternative Symbology, you only have to double click on the row Create a new symbology, type in the name of your symbology, and click Enter to confirm your input.

Now the selection of your Alternative Symbology list has changed to your new user-defined one. To change the style of a feature, right click on the feature in the legend and select Edit user-defined style, which opens SymbolStyleEditor.

User defined style
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If you change the opened style in the SymbolStyleEditor and click OK, your feature will be reloaded, and you can see it now as you have it configured in the SymbolStyleEditor. Optionally, you can continue editing other legend entries, which will all be saved to your active Alternative Symbologies name.

Example Workflow:

1. Start GeoMedia Smart Client as a client user who has the client role enabled for ModifySymbology.

The Alternative Symbologies option should be available at bottom of the legend.

2. Click the Create or delete user-defined alternative symbology option The User-defined alternative symbologies dialog box appears.

3. Highlight the line titled “Create a new symbology”.

4. Type in a name, such as “small scale map styles”.

5. Click on ENTER or TAB. The new Altenative Symbology name now should be active.

6. Right click on any legend entry and use the Edit user-defined style option to make changes to the style.

7. Repeat step 6 as needed to make changes to other legend entries because multiple styles can be associated to a single Alternative Symbology entry.



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