The purpose of this small package (see below for contents) is to give you a "jump-start" into the use of SuperCard for the purposes of making Dynamic Digital Maps (DDMs). I center the discussion in the tutorial around and introduce the parts of SuperCard that I have found to be most useful in making DDMs. This tutorial is not intended to be at all comprehensive, but rather to give you a feel for what is involved in using SuperCard for one specific use. As covered in the reprint of the April 1995 (GSA Today article), DDMs are not capable of making a map; that job is done outside of SuperCard, using standard programs such as word processors, spreadsheets and computer aided drafting programs (CADs). These maps and associated data are then inserted into a DDM which displays them, taking advantage of the computer environment and turning them into an interactive or "dynamic" map in the form of a stand-alone application.
To use this tutorial you will need SuperCard version 2.5; because the interface for SuperCard 3.0 (which shipped in December 1996) is somewhat different, look for an update of this tutorial at the URL you are now browsing.
Download a copy of the this tutorial (Macintosh file, decompressed 240K), which includes:
1) A SuperCard (v.2.5) program (192 K).
2) A Microsoft Word (v.5.1) of the Tutorial Guide (24 K).
Two data files to be used with the tutorial:
4) A small (8 K) text data file: "WellLogData.txt", and
5) A small (40 K) Pict image: "SWMapSeg.Pict" which is part of a map to inserted into the SuperCard project while using the tutorial.
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