Cursor city distance

For United States locations, this causes the status line (at the bottom of the screen) to display the coordinates from the nearest town or city to the cursor position. This allows you to quickly judge the distance to a storm or other target from the closest town. You may adjust the sensitivity to large vs. small towns by changing the cursor city sensitivity factor in Digital Atmosphere's Preferences > Misc tab. The source of the city data is digatmos.cty, which is in text format and may be freely modified by users for applications in non-U.S. countries.

Click this selection to enable it (a checkmark will appear next to the menu option), and click it again to disable it. You will need to disable this function if you want to see bound box coordinates, paths, and path information generated by dragging the mouse on a map.