The atlas is distributed on CD-ROM and contains the “warehouse” of
GIS-derived maps related information, reports, manuals
and software required to display the maps.|
Note: after downloading the CD-ROM content (zip archive), click
on the "autorun.exe" file. The main CD menu will open and you will
be able to browse description documents, get various information
and install data and software.
Overview and Download
Getting started with the atlas
Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Functions
- Install the atlas on your computer. Follow the automatic installation
procedure that runs when you click on the “Install Atlas” button
in the main CD-ROM autostart window (see figure; click
to show full size). If Dynamic Maps 3.1 is not already installed, it
will be for the first time. Note that the installer must have admin
- Start Dynamic Maps (there will be a shortcut on your desktop or
you can access it from Start - Programs - Dynamic Atlas - Dynamic Maps 3.1).
- Double-click on the Myanmar agricultural atlas item
in the list of available atlases to start working with Dynamic Maps.
When you load the digital agricultural atlas, by default you will open
the Political/Administrative map (figure on the right).
It provides a general overview of the Country with International, State/Division,
District and Township boundaries.
Dynamic Maps 3.1 software, through which atlas' maps are displayed, is
subdivided in the following windows (from top-left to bottom-right):
1. the Tips window offering eventual contextual help and tips
concerning the functions in use,
2. the Topics and Views window listing eventual topic group names
and topics the atlas is divided in,
3. the Map Layers window specifying the layers available per each
4. the Maps window displaying the spatial features of the atlas.
Three additional windows can appear, according to the data available in the active topic:
5. the Tabular Data Sets and Queries windows showing the linked data sets for the topic,
6. the Spreadsheet window displaying tabular data in the active data set,
7. the Related Information window listing related documents, URLs and descriptions.
NOTE: The Topics and Views window is the main guide throughout the atlas.
In order to show information concerning a specific subject, we'll have first to choose the
appropriate topic (see figure on the right), in case browsing through different topic group
names. Eventually we can edit the list of visible layers by showing or hiding some of them.
By clicking on the symbol close to the topic group name (if present), the topics or other
topic group names become visible and can be eventually further expanded.
By clicking on the symbol close to the topic name, the topic is displayed in the Map window,
its layers are listed in the Map Layers window as well as the other types of information
(if present) in the other windows.
Some layers will be immediately visible (they will be characterized by the symbol
Other layers, though present in the topic and characterized by the symbol
are not immediately visible but can be activated by the user. The layers
appear in the Map display with the same order they are listed in the
Map Layers window.
Once the map concerning the subject we want to analyze is displayed, we can operate some basic
functions on it using the top toolbar:
For more information on using this atlas, please refer to the tutorial file
located in documents folder of the CD-ROM root. For details on the complete
set of functions available in Dynamic Maps, please refer to the
user guide located in the same folder.
||1. zoom in/out and panning
2. select features
3. identify features
4. measurements (distance and areas)
5. rendering modifications
6. find features