Boundary Tool - OCLO
Fig. 1 Boundary Tool with Boundary Editor window.
Training Job Sheets (click on "html" for web page layout with image links or "PDF" for PDF viewing with images embedded with instruction)
- Boundary Tool Jobsheet (html, PDF)
- Boundary Tool referenced in 16.1.1 Informational Overview (LMS - Internet, speaker notes PDF)
- The Boundary Tool was designed for the Aviation Weather Center to be able to track boundaries, and it is similar to other D2D tools like Baselines, Distance/Speed, or the Time of Arrival Tool, only it allows the user to add boundary characteristics and save/reload the boundary for the duration specified.
- You can define a boundary with the Boundary Tool and persist it in time for up to 8 hours.
- Note you can also track a feature and create a line annotation with the Distance Speed tool and Time of Arrival Tool, and it will persist in time as the data updates, only it cannot be saved and reloaded.
- Loading - load in data to track and then select Boundary Tool... from Tools menu
- Begin - click on Insert Boundary button before modifying characteristics
- Add Vertices - middle click on the Boundary Tool line tool to add a vertex
- Move Boundary - left click and drag on the line part of the line tool (avoid the vertices)
- Edit Boundary Characteristics - use the Boundary Editor window to define characteristics after clicking on the Insert Boundary button
- Note when creating a Moving boundary you have to modify the boundary first before selecting a Moving Boundary Mode or the Boundary Tool will produce an error.
- Save Boundary - click on the Save Boundary Data button or you will lose your boundary edits
- Modify the boundary characteristics after inserting the boundary.
- Only select Moving for the Boundary Mode after fitting the boundary position to your feature.
- When creating Moving boundaries, dragging the line instead of the vertices will provide a linear motion with less errors. The tool can easily provide unexpected results when moving the vertices between frames of data when trying to make a non-linear boundary motion.
- Boundary Editor entry is sensitive to order of commands
- Nonlinear boundary motion editing prone to unexpected results
- Can't share boundaries with others
- Can't add new boundary types to the limited selection