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Furst Light AtlasLinkMASTERING TNTLINK AND THE PRESENTATION OF GEOSPATIAL DATASETS WITH TNTATLAS..............................................................................................................2Concept Introduction....................................................................................................................................................2Data Preparation...........................................................................................................................................................2Understanding the TNTmips Project File Structure.................................................................................................2TNT Project File Structure..........................................................................................................................................3Objects and Subobjects...............................................................................................................................................3Primary Object Types.................................................................................................................................................4Raster Objects........................................................................................................................................................4Pyramiding and Compression................................................................................................................................5Raster Compression Options..................................................................................................................................6Vector Objects........................................................................................................................................................6CAD Objects..........................................................................................................................................................7TIN Objects............................................................................................................................................................8Region Objects.....................................................................................................................................................10Text Objects.........................................................................................................................................................10Database Objects..................................................................................................................................................10ATLAS DESIGN..............................................................................................................12From the Start - Organizing Project Files................................................................................................................12Design of Introductory Screens.................................................................................................................................13Strategies for Building a Stack..................................................................................................................................14Organizing the Stack..................................................................................................................................................14Adding Objects to a Stack..........................................................................................................................................14Design the Stack..........................................................................................................................................................15Create the Objects.......................................................................................................................................................15Delineate the Index Areas...........................................................................................................................................15Create the Links..........................................................................................................................................................15Adjust the Display.......................................................................................................................................................16Test the Stack...............................................................................................................................................................16MAKING THE LINKS WITH TNTLINK...........................................................................17Getting Started............................................................................................................................................................17The HyperIndex/TNTlink Toolset.............................................................................................................................181998 Furst Light GeoTechnologies i
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Furst Light AtlasLinkWhat Is HyperIndex...................................................................................................................................................19More About the TNTlink (HyperIndex Linker) Tool..............................................................................................20The Linking Concept..................................................................................................................................................21Object Types and HyperIndex...................................................................................................................................21THE TNTLINK INTERFACE............................................................................................23Existing Button............................................................................................................................................................23Box Button...................................................................................................................................................................23Circle Button...............................................................................................................................................................24Polygon Button............................................................................................................................................................24Vector Point Button.....................................................................................................................................................25Vector Line Button......................................................................................................................................................25Vector Polygon Button................................................................................................................................................26CAD Element Button..................................................................................................................................................26Edit Index Area Button..............................................................................................................................................26Delete Index Area Button...........................................................................................................................................26Edit Links Button........................................................................................................................................................27Link Selection List Panel............................................................................................................................................27Link Selection OK Button..........................................................................................................................................27Link Selection Add Button.........................................................................................................................................28Link Selection Delete Button......................................................................................................................................29Link Selection Edit Button.........................................................................................................................................30Auto Add Button.........................................................................................................................................................30Color Button................................................................................................................................................................32AUTHORING THE CD-ROM...........................................................................................33Recipe for making an atlas - possum style................................................................................................................33TNTATLAS......................................................................................................................371998 Furst Light GeoTechnologies ii
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Furst Light AtlasLinkTNTatlas - How to View a Stack................................................................................................................................37HyperIndex Options...................................................................................................................................................41XWDTIFF Utility........................................................................................................................................................43The four XWDTIFF operations................................................................................................................................45TNTSERV.TWM...............................................................................................................471998 Furst Light GeoTechnologies iii
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Furst Light AtlasLinkMastering TNTlink and the Presentation ofGeoSpatial Datasets with TNTatlasA Rambling Yet Roughly Instructional GuidebookPrepared byThomas H. Furst, Ph.D.Furst Light GeoTechnologies2295 Dexter Drive, Suite 200Longmont, Colorado 80501-1515 (USA)303.682.3046303.682.3157 (Fax)email: [email protected]1998 Furst Light GeoTechnologies iv
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Furst Light AtlasLinkMastering TNTlink and the Presentation of GeoSpatial Datasets with TNTatlasConcept IntroductionThis guide has been prepared to aid in utilizing TNTlink-a MicroImages, Inc.1software product that is used with TNTmips®to prepare HyperIndex®stacks from spatially interrelated datasets made up of raster, vector, CAD, and TIN layers, with associated relational database tables and text. These electronic stacks can be viewed with the TNTmips®, TNTview, and TNTatlassoftware products. The focusof this guide is to prepare the HyperIndex®stack for viewing and distribution on CD-ROM with TNTatlas. TNTatlas is a free run-time product that can be distributed without charge to view HyperIndex stacks. HyperIndex stacks are atlases of spatiallyrelated geodata that you assemble for distribution using the TNTlink option for TNTmips.
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