Measuring tool

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The measuring tool is an instrument available in the Tygron Platform meant for consistent and multi-dimensional data retrieval from grid overlays. It's part of the viewer interface, and can be found in the overlay bar.

The location of the measuring tool in the overlay bar.

How to use the measuring tool

The measuring tool measuring values of a Water Overlay.

The measurement tool can be used to measure the values of a grid overlay. Measurement are made by placing a point or line in the 3D Visualization. Measurement elements can be drawn freely, and saved to be loaded again later. This allows new measurements to be made in the exact same location, either of the same overlay (useful for comparing earlier results with a different scenario) or of other grid overlays (to compare exact scoring or calculation results for a precise given location).

Making measurements

The measuring tool can be opened at any time that viewing arbitrary overlays is available. The measuring tool can be opened, either before or after opening the overlay of which the values are to be measured in detail. While the measuring tool is open, it's possible to click any where in the world to place a measurement, and see the measured values in a graph in the measuring tool. Clicking anywhere in the 3D Visualization again places a new measurement element (removing the old one). The graph will then be populated with the values of the new measurement element.

Import, export and saving measurements

When a measurement element is placed in the project area, the measurement element can be saved. This does not store the values found by the measurement element but the measurement element itself. This allows for repeated measurements of an identical location or cross section, for the purposes of comparing results. Saving a measurement element will include the currently opened overlay, so that the overlay can be reopened automatically when the measurement element is reloaded.

Note that data in the associated overlay changes after saving a measurement element, the values associated with the measurement element change as well, leading to new values to be downloaded when the measurement is downloaded.