"... the legend toolkit
is particularly impressive. A drop-and-drag legend template
allows users to define the overall legend structure as well as
the present components. The user can group categories from an
elevation map and apply different color
Dr. F.Limp - GIS
MFworks comes with an extensive legend management system that
allows the user to customize the legend layout, contents, text
characteristics, numerical formats, and display formats. The user
can control the true appearance and spacing of the legend elements.
This is also reflected in the Map
Layout Window when legends are placed in a map composition. Any
changes to the original map are dynamically displayed in the Layout
portion of MFworks.
The Legend Format window includes drag and drop editing
facilities that allow the user to control the layout and contents of
The legend can be formatted to calculate automatically the area
of each category in cells, sq. cm, sq. m, sq. km, or hectares.
The Legend format window can also be used to create a histogram
representation of the value frequency distribution in a map.
The facilties in the Legend window allow the user to select a
range of legend entries and collapse them into logical groups. There
is no loss of information within the individual categories when
zones are grouped.
The import facility can use text files to add large
quantities of text-based information to a legend. The user can also
export existing text information in a legend for use in another