Maps

Results are shown on the map both as numeric labels and by varying the thickness of lines or size of nodes. On the toolbar to the right of the map, click on the # symbol to turn on or off the numeric labels; click on "Size" to turn on or off the display of results as varying thickness of lines or size of nodes. You may increase or decrease the precision for the numeric labels using the buttons on the toolbar on the right. Another button will copy the map with results to the Windows clipboard.  

Tip: Results displayed for links (transmission links, return flow links and runoff/infiltration links) may not always be placed for easy reading.  However, you can reposition where the results appear: on the Schematic View, right click on each link and choose "Move Label."  A sample number ("000") will appear -- move the mouse to the place you would like the result value to appear, then click the left mouse button to save the position.   When you next view results on the map, they will use this new position.  Unfortunately, you cannot reposition where river reach results appear.

A map displays results for just one snapshot in time. To get a better sense for how the results vary over time, you can display the corresponding chart below the map. To show or hide the chart, click on the chart icon, just below the "Size" button on the toolbar. The current time slice mapped will be marked with a black vertical line on the chart. Click anywhere on the chart to see that particular time mapped above. In addition, there is a "slider bar" below the map which ranges from the first timestep to the last timestep (these will be years, if "Annual Total" is checked). Click and drag the slider to quickly change from one time period to another. You can also click and drag on the chart to animate the map over time, or click and hold down the arrows to the left or right of the slider. A toolbar to the right of the chart gives the standard options to customize the appearance of the chart. Double click on the chart to zoom into it; this will switch to the Chart tab, with this chart loaded. The splitter bar between the map and chart can be repositioned to enlarge one and shrink the other.

To choose which result to map, check the appropriate box to the left of the map, under the heading "Results to Map." Nearly every result available on the Chart and Table tabs is available to map. If you do not see a result listed, click the "Add" button below the checkboxes to choose a new result for the list. Clicking the Delete button only removes the variable from this list--you can always click Add later to add it back.

You can display more than one result at a time, as long as they have the same units. For example, check off Supply Requirement, Transmission Link Flow, and Return Link Flow to see the flow of water to and from demand sites. When mapping multiple results, only one can be charted at once. The chart title is a dropdown box from which you may select the variable (of those that are mapped) to chart.

The combination of the map and the chart is a powerful way to visualize your results. The chart shows you the full expanse of time, in which the maximum and minimums are revealed. Click on an interesting point on the graph below (such as a low streamflow or high unmet demand) to instantly see the state of the system (on the map above) at that time period.  You can export these results to Google Earth--see Export to Google Earth for details.