The map is created in the following way:

  1. Open Map Editor and login with your GIS Cloud credentials
  2. From the Home tab select Create New Map
  3. Write the name and select one of the available basemaps

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Note: Mapbox basemaps are available only for Premium users. Contact us for more info about available plans.

Map Properties

Additional information about the map can be accessed and edited in Map Properties.

 

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The folowing options are available:

  • Map name
  • Map Description
  • Map Copyright – Allows for text to appear in the lower right corner of the map.
  • Projection – Select or change a projection from the list. Note that for maps with basemaps it is not possible to a change a projection.
    The projection can be defined by:
    • Searching for a projection by entering its EPSG number or
    • Searching for a projection by using keywords
  • Map units – Select from Meter, Degree, Foot or Foot_us.
  • Background color – Defines background of the Map View.
  • Max zoom – Optional setting for scale dependency which limits the scale at which the layer is visible
  • Map bound – saves coordinates of your current view or manually imputed coordinates. Every time you refresh your map or click on View entire map you get the view extent of a map you bounded to.
  • Clear map tiles – if you experience any problems with the map display, you can clear layer tiles or reinitialize the map.

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More detailed settings like setting custom search can be set in the Map Options tab.

Bookmarks

Saves current view extent you are working on and makes a shortcut to it. You can name a bookmark to help you identify a particular spatial extent of a map easier. You can access Bookmarks tab in Map toolbar.

    1. Access Map toolbar on the ribbon.
    2. Click on the Bookmarks tab at the end of the Map toolbar.
    3. Name your bookmark and press Enter.

 

Bound

Bound is a feature, similar to Bookmarks, that saves coordinates of your current view or manually imputed coordinates. Every time you refresh your map or click on View entire map you get the view extent of a map you bounded to.

    1. Access Map toolbar on the ribbon.
    2. Click on the Map properties tab. Edit map window will open.
    3. Go to the Advanced tab and choose your bound manually or by clicking on Get current view