recently, Unix and Mac users of Atlas could not take
advantage of the live, clickable map capability of Atlas.
The control and plugin that provided this capability
only functioned under Windows and then only for IE and
Netscape. Now, with a Java applet provided by the Intergraph
Corporation, Unix and Mac users can enjoy the tooltips,
clickable maps, and other capabilities the Windows users
have been enjoying.
as with the ActiveX control, the Java applet will download
to the users workstation. Atlas will detect what type
of operating system and browser the user has and will
select either the ActiveX control for Windows IE users
or the Java applet for everyone else. If the users security
settings allow for the execution of Java applets, the
applet will display the maps of the Atlas. The maps
will be clickable and will display tooltips as the user
moves the mouse around the maps.
users on Windows: although there is a plugin which was
previously available from Atlas, the Java applet seems
to be more convenient since it will automatically install.
If you prefer to use the plugin for some reason, please
email the webmaster.
are differences between the ActiveX control and the
Java applet, but most users will not notice them. If
you experience any difficulty with the Java applet,
please email the webmaster.