No Bearing or Length on First Line

Roger EdrinnRoger Edrinn Global Mapper UserPosts: 721Trusted User
edited March 2010 in Bug Report
This is pretty subtle but I'm pretty sure it's a Bug.

I'm creating line features from a KMZ file of points. I'm using the snapping mode to draw a line between two points. In all but the first line created I get an entry of bearing and length, but not the first created. That should not happen.

As a side issue, not a bug, simply an annoyance. The lines are shown as feet sometimes and miles other times. Is their a way to have only feet or only miles?

Thanks

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  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited March 2010
    Just to clarify, are you saying that the first line that you manually draw doesn't have a bearing or length attribute added, but the rest do?

    For the units, if you select the Measure Tool, then right-click and select the option to always use base units, any new measure attributes will stick to the base (i.e. smallest) length units for that measurement type rather than switching to something like miles for long distances.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • Roger EdrinnRoger Edrinn Global Mapper User Posts: 721Trusted User
    edited March 2010
    Just to clarify, are you saying that the first line that you manually draw doesn't have a bearing or length attribute added, but the rest do?
    Yes both when I export my shapefile AND if I click the first line with the Feature Info Tool.
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited March 2010
    So to understand your process, you load a KMZ file, then you digitize a new line over it, and that first created line doesn't have BEARING or LENGTH attributes, but later lines do? I just tried this and couldn't reproduce what you are seeing.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • Roger EdrinnRoger Edrinn Global Mapper User Posts: 721Trusted User
    edited March 2010
    Yep. I've attached a 3-pair KMZ file and a GMW file where I created 3-lines.

    My process:
    Load kmz file
    • Use Feature Info Tool to highlight West
    • Copy "West" to CB
    • Click Edit tool, then Line tool
    • Click one West point, then RC second West point
    • Paste West into name, pick a line type.
    • Repeat above for Center & East

    Notice West does NOT have a length or bearing, whereas Center and East do.

    Told you it was subtle.
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited March 2010
    I was able to reproduce the issue and fix it. Attributes were being lost when type was changed on the first feature. Later features you weren't changing the type for so the attributes weren't lost. I have placed a new build at http://www.globalmapper.com/global_mapper11.zip with the change for you to try. Simply download that file and extract the contents into your existing v11.xx installation folder to give it a try. If you are using the 64-bit version, there is a new build available at http://www.globalmapper.com/global_mapper11_64bit.zip .

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
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