Other Features of the Spatial Scenario Output Window

1] Site outputs in a spatial window: as you move the cursor across the output image the site data based on the latitude and longitude is displayed in the top right hand corner of the image.

With the spatial output image open, move the cursor around and look for the change in the value.

2] Below the legend various types of information are found and options presented. Typically a box will be available for any vector files that are open and the hillside option (as shown below).

When the box is ticked the option is on. Click and unclick the options to see how the image is altered.

3] With the boundary.vec file black is usually the default colour but this may not always be appropriate if you have several vector files open for things like cadastral and protected area boundaries.

Change the colour of the vector file by clicking on the black box just to the right of the boundary.vec designation.

Select a colour or click on Define Custom Colours and choose a colour and click OK to apply it and return to the main display screen.

Further below the legend there are several more options to explore:

Click on the description option and see the information that is displayed. Note the range of information as it related to how you set up the analysis.

With the cursor in the Description window right click:

You can Select All and copy and paste among other tasks.

Click on None and the display will disappear.

Click on Statistics. A separate window is displayed that provides summary statistics for the variable and area depicted.

Toggling Through Multiple Images

Sometimes it can be visually very powerful to show change over time using spatial images. Much like flicking through pictures where each page represents a slightly different perspective of the same image.

This can easily be done in SimCLIM 4.x for Desktop by creating a series of spatial images, linking them so they have the same legend, then turning the legend off and expanding the window for each image to be approximately the same size.

Then you can toggle between the images by holding down the ctrl key and pressing the tab key repeatedly. You have to be sure that the images are layered by date, for example, baseline, 2030, 2050, 2070 and 2100 so as to maximize the visual effect.

You can reverse the order of running through the images by holding down the ctrl and shift key then clicking repeatedly on the tab key.

Give it a try.