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How to Use Smart PDF Maps

Rust SPORE provides access to a series of "Smart PDF"maps. These PDF files allow users to interact and retrieve attribute information stored in the map. No special software is needed other than a web browser or the latest version of Adobe Reader (v9.1 or higher) if the PDF is downloaded.

NB: If for any reason the Adobe toolbar and buttons are not visible in your browser. It is recommended to open the pdf using Adobe Reader.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer Users: PDF conflicts may exist if the Google Toolbar is installed. Un-installing the Google Toolbar appears to be the only solution. Other browsers are unaffected.

Special Features of the smart PDF's are:

1. Switch layers on / off

  • Click on the Layers button located at the top left of the PDF
  • Click on the + sign at the side of the Layers folder – this will expand the tree, so all layers are visible.
  • Click on the eye icon at the side of any layer – this will switch off a specific layer. Click again to switch on layer.

2. Access record attributes

  • Click on the Model Tree button located at the top left of the PDF
  • Click on the + sign at the side of the Layers folder – this will expand the tree, so all layers are visible.
  • Click on the + sign at the side of any specific layer – this will expand the tree, so all records are visible.
  • Click on any record – all attributes will be displayed in the lower display pane and the specific record will be highlighted on the map.
  • TIP 1: Display pane can be expanded by clicking and dragging the pane separator upwards.
  • TIP 2: With the Model Tree open. Type a key word of interest into the Find box on the main toolbar – hit enter. The record containing the key word will be displayed and the record highlighted on the map. Repeatedly click enter to see all records containing the keyword.

For downloaded PDF’s only – using Acrobat Reader (v9.1 or higher)

  • Make visible the Analysis toolbar. Click on Tools, Analysis, Show Analysis Toolbar. This will make the Object Data Tool visible.
  • Click on the Object Data Tool, then click THREE times on any feature on the map (e.g., a survey location). The map feature will be highlighted and the Model Tree will display the attributes of the selected feature.