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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.
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. GeoNet I am afraid is a mystery as most of the earthquakes don’t have a page to link to.
Create Forum Style Post
This provides a formatted output using BB code. It has it's own topic page. More details of this here.
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.
First, when you load the program from new your context menu will show the Google Maps menu items. You can use Google Maps which means you don't need Google Earth, but there are two more menu items that you will see if you activate the Google Earth Items. See the Program Settings for details.
View Location 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.
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:
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.
You can also go from the listing to the quake provider’s details, but only
- if they provide them and
- 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 all but gone as I write this at the end of April 2012.)
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.)
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.
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