Auto-labeling timber plots

“I have a generated waypoint file that I have imported into my PC-GIS X mapping software. While cruising timber I was going to mark off each of the plots on the hard copied map, and I wanted to see if there was a way to autolabel the plots by id number? I looked around, and I have roughly 80-something plots and that will take a lot of time.”

1. You can use Topic – Auto Label to label the active Topic with the Feature ID. You might need to adjust the font size for the labels.

2. You could also set up a Feature List to be used with your job, such that those waypoints you have already visited can be displayed in a different symbol than the ones you have not yet visited. Suppose you have named the Topic of the imported waypoints “Waypoint”. You would create a new Feature List named, say “WaypointsFL”. Add a Feature Topic to this Feature List called “Waypoint” (same as the Topic name in your map). Add an Attribute for the Feature Topic named “Visited”. For the “Visited” Attribute, mark the “Activate Pattern” checkbox. Now add two Values for this Attribute, one being “Yes”, and one being “No”. Assign a different symbol/color for the Yes Value. Leave the other one the same as the default (or the one you are using for the Topic in Map View).

Call up File – Job Setup and select WaypointsFL as the Feature List to use with this job.

Have the program display the Sheet View while you are out there. After visiting a waypoint, you would select “Yes” from the drop-down list in the spreadsheet for that point, and that point will now be displayed in the new symbol that you have defined in the Feature List.

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