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Select and Modify

The Select button on the main toolbar provides a way to visually select a set of features on the map and then perform a batch task on all of them.

Step1: Select your features

Rectangle Selection Tool
First use the layer pick list to pick the layer that you want to select features from and then click the button.  Now imagine a rectangle on the screen that surrounds just the features that you want to select.  Move your mouse or finger to one corner of that rectangle and then press and hold down.  While holding down, drag your mouse or finger to the opposite corner and then let go.  Any features partially or completely inside the box will be selected and highlighted on the map and the Selection toolbar will display the number of selected features.  Continue to draw additional rectangles to include more features in your selection.  Its ok if your rectangles overlap because no feature will be selected twice.

Fence Selection Tool
Click the fence selection tool, the move the mouse onto the screen and press and hold down on the mouse button.  While holding down the button trace a perimeter surrounding the things you want to select.  Release the mouse button after you have traced a complete loop.

Single Feature Selection Tool
For more precise control, choose the single feature selection tool and then click on individual features to select them one at a time.  This tool also lets you unselect previously selected features by clicking on them again.


Step 2: Choose an action to perform on the selected features

After you have selected 1 or more features using any combination of the above selection methods, you can now choose an action to perform on these features. 

Delete Selected Ftrs
Select this action to delete all the selected features.  Once a feature is deleted it is gone from both the display as well as the feature table of the browse screen.

Change Layer
Use this action to move or copy the selected features to another layer.  See Move Feature To Different Layer.

Export With Totals
Select this action to generate a CSV file listing all features in your selection.

Set Field Value
Select this action to edit the text of a certain field of all your selected features at once.  See Set Field Value for more information.

Adjust Points
Select this action to shift the selected features a certain distance in any direction.  This is often used to positionally correct some inacurately drawn features to align with the aerial photography.

Reverse Polylines
If your layer is configured with the arrow line style then you will see this option in your action menu.  Selecting this will reverse the direction of all lines you have selected.  Any points or areas in your selection will remain unchanged.  You can also reverse the direction of individual lines by choosing Reverse Polyline on the action menu of individual feature forms.

Clear Selection
This action just unselects all currently selected features so that you can start a new selection.

Other Notes
  • You can also delete individual features by clicking on them in the map and then selecting  "delete" from the list of actions on the feature form.
  • You must have edit permission to delete features.
  • These same actions can also be performed on a list of features produced by a search result.  See action menu at bottom of browse screen.

    Videos on this Topic
    See Video:  Select and modify tool on Diamond Maps
    See Video:  Making Bulk Changes on Diamond Maps