OpenSite Designer

Geographic Coordinate System Dialog

You can access this dialog from the following:
  • Ribbon: Utilities > Geographic > Coordinate System
  • Toolbox: Geographic
SettingDescription
Details


Opens the Geographic Coordinate System Properties dialog.
GEOCOORDINATE DETAILS
From Library


Opens the Select Geographic Coordinate System dialog.
GEOCOORDINATE SELECT LIBRARY
GEOCOORDINATE ASSIGN NOQUERY [ GCSName ]
GEOCOORDINATE ASSIGN REPROJECT [ GCSName ]
GEOCOORDINATE ASSIGN MATCHUNITS [ GCSName ]
Note: The GEOCOORDINATE ASSIGN NOQUERY key-in is typically used if no geographic coordinate system was previously assigned to a file. It assigns the specified geographic coordinate system but does not query the user, reproject, or change storage units. It can be used to assign a geographic coordinate system if the storage units are correct. It takes the value stored in your user preference file (*.UPF).
Note: The GEOCOORDINATE ASSIGN REPROJECT key-in reprojects the data to the new GCS. It assigns the specified geographic coordinate system but does not query the user because it is not possible to change units. This key-in reprojects a file from one geographic coordinate system to another so the file must already have a defined geographic coordinate system.
Note: The GEOCOORDINATE ASSIGN MATCHUNITS key-in corrects the GCS but does not change the data. It assigns the specified geographic coordinate system and matches the storage units to those of the geographic coordinate system but does not query the user or reproject. The key-in assigns the geographic coordinate system to a file with units that should be changed to match the geographic coordinate system. It is used when units in a file are incorrect. A common case occurs in State Plane mapping. Many users selected the feet units from OpenSite Designer . However, these feet are international feet and the state plane coordinate systems are defined in US Survey feet, a small but significant change over long distances. This key-in changes the design file units to be correct for the specified coordinate system.
From Placemarks


Opens the Geographic Coordinate System From Placemarks dialog. This tool is disabled if no placemark monuments are in the active model.
GEOCOORDINATE SELECT PLACEMARK
From Reference


Opens the Geographic Coordinate System From Reference dialog. This tool is disabled if no reference attachments are available.
GEOCOORDINATE SELECT REFERENCE
To Reference


Opens the Set Geographic Coordinate System In References dialog. This tool is disabled if no reference attachments are available.
GEOCOORDINATE TOREFERENCE
From File


Lets you apply the GCS from a model in another design file to your current file, even if it is not attached as a reference.
GEOCOORDINATE SELECT FILE
Edit Reprojection Settings


Opens the Reprojection Settings dialog.
GEOCOORDINATE SETTINGS
Delete Geographic Coordinate System


Deletes the geographic coordinate system attached to a model.
GEOCOORDINATE DELETE
Name Shows the name of the current geographic coordinate system as specified in the library.
Description Shows the description of the current geographic coordinate system as specified in the library. You can change this description from the Geographic Coordinate System Properties dialog.
Source Shows the source of the current geographic coordinate system as specified in the library.