Display Screen Context Menus (Pro)


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Note: This topic is for the Pro version of the program only. See here for the Standard version.
The context menus appear when you right click on the data grid in the form. There are two context menus. One has the bulk of the data and is shown when you are not in multi-select mode. The other only has two entries.

pro-context-menu

  • Get Information Providers Quake Details
    Takes you to the provider page for the earthquake, thus if you have right clicked on a USGS provided earthquake it goes to the page for that event in the new style menus, and of course an EMSC earthquake goes to the EMSC page. Same for GFZ Potsdam. GeoNet I am afraid is a mystery as most of the earthquakes don’t have a page to link to so these and other providers do not go to a web page.

  • Phase Data (USGS only at present)
    Downloads the html file for the event from the USGS web page and formats the phase data into two sets, one in arrival order and the other in station order. These are displayed in a tabbed window. Note not all events have a phase data file.

    usgs-phasedata-window
    (Click the Image for a slightly larger/clearer version)

  • Launch Arrival Time Calculator
    Open the arrival times calculator window and preloads the latitude and longitude and other values. See TauP Arrival Times Interface for more details. That page is a general one that encompasses the stand alone version as well.

  • Theoretical Travel Times (USGS Only)
    For a brief period USGS omitted the link to this information from the web site. The links are now back but I have left the code in that I wrote to resolve the problem.

    travel-times-calculator

    This only works for USGS events and only where the data is available on the USGS web page for the event (in downloads)

  • FE/GL Region Names…
    Feeds the latitude and longitude of the earthquake to the FE Region Name Finder (see the Tools Menu for details)

  • Nearest Seismo Stations
    Searches for the first 10 stations within 2000km radius from the event and returns a list from which to make a selection. Once you have selected a web page is opened displaying the seismogram.

    seismo-station-selection

  • Send to Time Series Plot…
    This works for any event in the listings and sends the data fro the event to the IRIS Time Series Plot routine. The IRIS Time Series Plot window is loaded with the supplied data, and set to manual entry, and the closest seismograph station is calculated from the real time networks data in the program.

  • Epicentre to IEB URL Builder…
    Send the latitude and longitude to the IRIS Earthquake Browser URL Builder tool

  • Blog / Forum Posting Code
    Opens a sub menu

    full-cms-menu-pro-2-sub

    The Pro version is changing and many of the functions of ProPlus and SuperPro are being amalgamated to leave one single Pro version. Some of these sub ,emu options may not be available yet, but will be in due course.

    • Forum Details Block (BB Code)
      This provides a formatted output using BB code. It has it's own topic page. More details of this here.

    • Forum Details Block (HTML Code)
      This provides a formatted output using HTML code. It has it's own topic page. More details of this here.

    • Blog Style Details Block (HTML)
      This provides a formatted output using HTML code that produces the details blocks you can see on the QVS QuakeWatch front page.

      blog-style-block

    • Single Line Details (BB)
      Sends a single line copy of the event in BB code to the clipboard including a Google Maps link

      2013-09-09 03:28:34, 22.984, 95.960, 5.0, 23.1, 53Km Nne Of Shwebo. Burma [url=http://maps.google.com/maps?q=22.98420+95.96050(M5.0+-+53km+NNE+of+Shwebo.+Burma+-+09+Sep+13++03%3A28%3A34+UTC)&ll=22.98420,95.96050&spn=2,2&f=d&t=h&hl=e]{Map}[/url]

    • Single Line Details (HTML)
      Sends a single line copy of the event in HTML code to the clipboard including a Google Maps link

      2013-09-09 03:28:34, 22.984, 95.960, 5.0, 23.1, 53Km Nne Of Shwebo. Burma {Map}

    • Publish To Blog (Temporary)
      Sends a temporary post of an event to a blog post by email. This is not available yet as I have not determined the best way to handle it, but it will be coming shortly. There is a working version but it is only good for WordPress blogs.

    • Post Draft To Blog (Temporary)
      Sends a temporary post of an event to a draft blog post by email. This is not available yet as I have not determined the best way to handle it, but it will be coming shortly. There is a working version but it is only good for WordPress blogs.

    • Send To Blog Selections Form
      Details to follow. Working in WordPress but not available in Pro just yet.

  • View In Google Earth
    Click on a line, and then right click the line. You should see this. Make sure you have clicked once on the line first or you will go to the wrong place. (See under deleting a line below this section).

    I have left the next example even though it shows the old style menu with just Google Earth on it as it is still a useful example.

    display07

    Click for larger image

    Click on 'View location in Google Earth, or the Tilt View version. Obviously you must have Google Earth installed on your computer to be able to do this!

    The program shells out to Google Earth and the coloured button is centred on the location. Details of the event are added to the file. When you exit Google Earth you can save this or not as you wish.

    If you click the button you get the details:
    Google Earth Button Information image

    You may wonder how something can NOT be revised and yet be version 6. You may continue wondering because I have not got any idea!

    By default the height above the event is 2000 Km, but you can change this in settings if you wish.

    Don’t forget that this works for quakes that have long since vanished off the USGS data in Google Earth.

    Note you can now view this in ‘Tilt view’
    Tilt View

    You can also go from the listing to the quake provider’s details, but only

    1. if they provide them and
    2. normally only if the quake is no more than 30 days old. (You can change the settings to adjust this.)

    In fact when I wrote the above I thought it might be good to have a setting for each provider in case things change, so that is what is now available.

    (Please note that this is the old style web page from USGS which has now been superseded.)

    A USGS earthquake details display

    Anyone spot that the quake has been revised again? The USGS data is showing 6.2. (They don’t always update the lists. This time however they did.)

    Click for larger image

    Click for larger image

  • View Location In Google Maps
    Displays the location of the earthquake in Google Maps. Seems appropriate really.

  • Place Google Maps Link In Clipboard
    Places the code that the Google Maps function above uses into the clipboard so that you can paste it somewhere else.

  • Edit the current row
    You can edit the latitude, longitude, magnitude, magnitude type and depth values for any earthquake in the list.

    Please see the topic on editing a line here

  • Delete the current row
    You can now delete a line if you need to. From time to time you may need to do this although generally deletions are best left to the program.

    Please see the topic on deleting a line here.

  • Add new earthquake
    Pending…

  • Search for an earthquake
    Pending…

  • Save column widths
    Does what it says and saved the current configuration of the column widths on the display list screen.

So that leaves Import and Export of data. These are not part of the data display functions. You can view the help details on data import here

Other similar or related topics
Quake Event Lists
CSV File Output
Forum Style Lists and Posts

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