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Map background image

agneshb

Community Trekker

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Jan 19, 2014

Hi,

Starting from a blueprint image (building or site) and using the map creator addins, I'm able to create the boundaries for the buildings or rooms I want to use.

Once I use it with my data, I'm only getting the boundaries, not the background image that I started from.

I do I manage to save the background image with the boundaries??

Thanks!

Agnès

3 REPLIES
XanGregg

Staff

Joined:

Jun 23, 2011

The map files only contain the polygon boundaries. You'll have to add the background image the graph manually (via drag-and-drop or a script command). Interesting idea, though -- maybe in the future the map file can contain a picture as a table property.

agneshb

Community Trekker

Joined:

Jan 19, 2014

Thanks Greg. I tried the drag and drop but the problem is that it's very difficult to have the boundaries matching the image (when overlapping the 2 things).

Once the map is created, there is an option to 'add a background' but the list only has some defined backgrounds (or the option to go online), isn't there a way to add more options to that list (adding files into a specific folder?).

And yes it would be a really nice thing to add, the map could be used is so many more fields than just geography ...

Thanks!

XanGregg

Staff

Joined:

Jun 23, 2011

The list of shape files on the right-hand side is driven from Maps files but the list on the left if fixed.

Regarded the manual image placement, if you save the script to a script window, part of it will look like:

Add Image(

  Set Blob(  Char To Blob( "55685eJy ... gfOrroW",  "base64compressed" ),  "png"  ),

  Bounds(  Left( 53.9375 ),  Right( 69.6171875 ),  Top( 165.5 ),  Bottom( 73 )  ),

  SetSize( {223, 185} )

  )

The bounds are in graph coordinates and you can adjust them for precise image alignment.