Marine Geoscience Data System

Virtual Ocean

Virtual Ocean – Help

Virtual Ocean

This page provides information on how to use Virtual Ocean. View the GeoMapApp help pages for additional information about GeoMapApp functionality included in Virtual Ocean.

Some helpful related information would be the detailed white list provided here.

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Virtual Ocean Mouse and Keyboard Controls

Function Mouse with Scroll Wheel Single Button Mouse Keyboard
Pan Left mouse button click & drag - all directions Left mouse button click & drag - all directions, Left mouse button click once to center view Press Right, Left, Up or Down Arrow Keys
Zoom Use the scroll wheel on the mouse or Left & Right mouse (both buttons) click & drag - up and down Hold Ctrl on the keyboard and Left mouse button click & drag - up and down Press Ctrl and use Up or Down keys
Tilt Right mouse button click & drag - up and down or use Page Up and Page Down on the keyboard Hold Shift on the keyboard and Left mouse button click & drag - up or down Press Shift and use Up or Down Keys; Press Page Down or Page Up keys
Rotate Right mouse button click & drag - left and right Note: Crossing the top and bottom half of the screen while rotating will changedirection Hold Shift on the keyboard and Left mouse button click & drag - left and right Press Shift and use Left or Right Arrow Keys
Stop Spacebar Spacebar Spacebar
Reset to North Press "N" key on keyboard
(orients view to north)
Press "N" key on keyboard
(orients view to north)
Press "N" key on keyboard
(orients view to north)
Reset to Top View Press "R" key on keyboard
(removes tilt and orients view to north)
Press "R" key on keyboard
(removes tilt and orients view to north)
Press "R" key on keyboard
(removes tilt and orients view to north)

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Importing Data into Virtual Ocean

Your own data can be imported from tables and viewed in Virtual Ocean by choosing Import Data Tables in the File menu.

Import Table

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General Data Viewers

Several data sets are accessible through the General Data Viewers menu of Virtual Ocean. More data and datatypes are continually becoming available.

General Viewer

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Accessing Data through Web Services

Use Connect to WFS under the File Menu to access data in Virtual Ocean through OGC-compliant Web Services.

WFS

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Selecting Data from Menu

Select Available Data to select or search available data either from a listing that appears in a separate window:

Search

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Custom Data Viewers

Custom Data Viewers are designed to maximize the usefulness of the dataset you are browsing. Click the links for information on viewing each data type:

Custom

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