Distribution Maps

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General Information
Technical Requirements and Information

General information about the usage of the NAVIS distribution maps

Distribution Maps offer you a visual plotting module of ship characteristics. They can be used in two ways:
The Search & Plot menu allows you to plot combined characteristics on a map of Europe.
Alternativly, the wreck information query menu will give you full textual search results and further drilldown possibilities to answer all your detailed questions.

A static image map of Europe shows you the basic distribution pattern of single criteria. If you have chosen this option, please wait until the image is completely loaded - which may take some time, depending on the processor speed of your machine. The status bar of your browser will inform you about the loading progress of the image map. Clicking on the map before the map has been completely loaded may cause instability of your Windows95/98 operating system. When the image map is completely loaded, please move your mouse over a button which you would like examine. The spots on the map will then pop up, displaying the location of the relevant item(s).

Technical requirements

You can use these NAVIS I features only if you have a Java enabled browser. Such browsers are freely available on the Internet at the following addresses:
Internet Explorer 4.x at: Microsoft
Netscape Communicator 4.x at: Netscape
Hotjava Browser at: Sun.
The NAVIS Image Maps and Distribution Maps work best if you have a 17" monitor, running at 800 x 600 resolution with 65536 colours (please consult your operating system or monitor manual how to configure these things).
Most modern browsers, however, will allow you to enlarge your screen surface: you may e.g. minimize the NAVIS navigating frame on the left, or use the fullscreen mode of Internet Explorer 4. This will allow you to use this feature even with a 600 x 480 resolution on a 17" monitor. The NAVIS Search & Plot module, however, does not have restrictions and can be used with all different monitor types and resolutions. Although we have tried as much as we can to avoid overcharging your operating system, you will possibly need a machine with at least 64MB of RAM or more, since the graphics will be loaded into your Java Virtual Machine on top of your existing operating system. Trying to view the image maps on computers with less RAM available may result in unstable system behaviour. The advantage is, however, clear: all users on all different modern operating systems, including UNIX or Macintosh, can explore these interactive image maps, as long as they have a Java module implemented.

If you feel insecure, you might try our Guided Tour to get familiar with the NAVIS I navigation.

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