and Map Asset Selector
A number of JFORCES interface employ a generic asset picker that the
permit the user to select the asset from either a list or a map pick
and permit the use of a platform filter to refine the user's selection.
This is a typical use of this interface:
The top portion of this interface
permits the user to select an asset in one of four ways, according to
his "Pick" selection in the option matrix. He can:
After selecting an asset, information on the currently selected asset
will be displayed in the same part of the interface, as shown here:
- Select the asset from a comprehensive list of all assets in the
scenario. He does this by selecting the "Pick" option in the "Any"
column and "List" Row.
- Select the asset from the map by choosing the "Pick" option in the
"Any" column and "Map" row. He then selects the asset from the map. In
the (common) case that multiple candidate assets are too close together
in the map for a unique pick he will be presented with a list of
candidates in the selected area; he can then pick the asset from these
candidates by double-clicking on the entry.
- He can choose first to filter the assets to a specific platform
type and then select from a list of those assets. He does this but
clicking on the platform column heading (which has the title
"Undefined" in this
example, but might have another platform name in usage) and the
selects the "Pick" option in that column and the "list" row.
- Finally, he can choose to first pick the asset from a filtered
list from the map. He does this by specifying the platform type (as in
the prior option), then selecting "Pick" from the platform column and
the "Map" row, and finally picking on the asset on the map. Again, a
number of assets of this type might be in the pick region; in this case
the user is presented with a list of candidates in the the pick region
and he selects one from the presented list.
Note that in this case an additional column has been added so the user
can select another asset in a multi-asset command.
A final note should be made about the
list provided for selecting the asset (example given below). You'll
notice that all of the column headers are buttons. When you see this
in JFORCES it means that the columns can be resorted by that attribute
(e.g. a user selection of asset type, tail number, name, latitude or
longitude). This simplifies sorting through large lists for the asset