Dynamics of Location
In this window you can adjust the current location (geographical coordinates) of the birth or event data in a variety of interactive and systematic ways, to effect corresponding changes to ZET's various tableaux.
The Dynamics of Location control panel is opened by:
Facilties are available to change the location by a constant or dynamically variable amount; manually or automatically; singly or repeatedly. The tableau on display, and open windows with relevant data, are updated automatically as the event data changes. (Note that changes to the geographical coordinates may entail changes in time as well as changes of location).Setting the initial location
The geographical location(s) that will be adjusted are shown at the top of the window - current core data is at left, background data (if applicable) at right. These locations are updated after each change that has been made using the Dynamic of Location control buttons. The location(s) can be changed by:
When the Chart tableau has a dual or complex type chart, you can select which data-set's location is to be changed by clicking the "Core Data" and "Background Data" buttons. The currently selected data-set is displayed in the title bar.Setting a spatial interval
If you choose to set a spatial interval for single-stepping the tableau display, or for animating it, the longitude and latitude components of the interval are the aggregate of the intervals set separately in units of degrees, arc-minutes and arc-seconds. You can set the individual (sub-)intervals by:
The following controls allow you to both manually single-step thru changes of location and to adjust the change of location interactively, i.e. variably and continuously. To repeat quickly a step using the selected interval, click and hold down the mouse button.
Automatic computer stepping (animation) of location changes is operated with these controls:
The Dynamics of Location can be operated with the window minimized: see Hot Keys.
Event data locations can also be easily changed on the Geographical Map tableau.