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The Record tab contains the following controls:


The Record tab



Code dictionary  - Displays the PATH to the code dictionary that is used in the current map project. There is a default code dictionary in TopoLynx topoXplore for every newly created mapping projects called General.cdt that you can use globally to store every code sets in it you are using instead of creating a new code dictionary file next to the map project. The left button opens the Code dictionary file panel to change the code dictionary you are using in the mapping project.


The default code dictionary file is unchecked. That means it is not in use. So if you want to use it in your map project tick the check-box before the PATH and TopoLynx topoXplore will immediately use it. ie the new codes and code sets will be added into this file and the attributes display based on the code dictionary if there is a reference to a given code set in the data field name.


Path to the default code dictionary:

Desktop version:

$DOCUMENTS\TopoLynx topoXplore\Maps\

Mobile version:



k-tip-iconThe path of the project's code dictionary file stored in the TopoLynx topoXplore Map project file (.EXP). If you are using separate code dictionary in the project TopoLynx topoXplore saves it next to the project file once you have added the first code set to a data field and closed the Record panel.


New record: Once the geometry capture of a new feature finished TopoLynx topoXplore proceeds to attribute data capture and opens a panel with the attributes automatically.


The default panel is the Form view, that can be modified as:


No panel: Does not appear the dialog after recording geometry

Form view: Opens the Form view panel

List view: Opens the Record panel = List view

Tree view: Opens the Tree view panel. Useful when working with related attribute tables.



Info tool: Controls the operation of the dtToolInfo Identify command.


The default option is the Tooltip, that can be modified as:

Tooltip: the queried attributes display as tooltip on the map view

Form view: the queried attributes display in the Form view panel

List view: the queried attributes display in the Record panel = List view

Tree view: the queried attributes display in the Tree view panel



Measurement units: You can choose the date format, length, area, speed unit and the coordinate format for degrees from drop-down lists as:


Date format


oYear Month Day (default)

Month Day Year

Day Month Year


Length unit


oMeter (default)








Feet (Clarke)

Feet (Gold Coast)

Feet (Sears)

Feet (US)


Yard (Indian 1937)

Yard (Indian)

Yard (Sears)

Fathom (1.8288 m)

Fathom (Wien) (1.89m)


Nautical mile


Area unit


oSquare meter (default)





Square millimeter

Square centimeter

Square decimeter

Square inch

Square kilometer

Square foot

Square yard

Square fathom

Square fathom (Wien)

Square mile

Square nautical mile


Speed unit


om/s (default)






Coordinate format


oD.ddddddd (default)






k-tip-iconThese settings above are used in conjunction with the Creation time, GNSS Time, Area (custom), Perimeter (custom), Length (custom), Distance to last object (custom), Speed (custom), Latitude, Longitude data field default values on the Data field panel.

k-tip-iconThe map display unit is metric in the software. The default map unit is meter.