To insert a shapefile map select Insert -> Shapefile... and select a Shapefile from the dialog box.  The shape file image is automatically drawn at the correct scale.  Once inserted the default properties of the shapefile object can be edited by double clicking on the shapefile object name in the plot control tree.  If an EnviroInsite vizx or xml session file is generated after inserting a shape file, the the shape file path is included in the session file.  Shapefiles may be draped to the ground surface defined by the ground surface elevation in the well data table by selecting the Drape check box in the Shapefile dialog.

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Thematic Mapping

Cropping a Shapefile

Use well ground surface / Use External Elevation File - There are two options for draping a shapefile on a surface.  If you elect to use well ground surface then EnviroInsite will use the Surface Elevation field of the Wells table to define the surface on which the image is draped.  Alternatively, you may use an externat elevation file to define the surface.  The external elevation file should be an ASCII file, which is either comma or space delimited.  (Do not enter the number of points on the first line of the file.)