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Menu explanation

Mapcreator menu explanation

Find here explanation of our current tool menu

Search

When you use the search function to locate your desired mapping area, you can enter a place name (city, village, country), zip code, POI and coordinates in form of latitude/ longitude, delimited with a semicolon (;) 

Style – Mapstyle

Here you can define in which map style your map will be created. Depending on your account’s settings, you might have several options to choose from.

Style – Data Layer

Apply any of these layers to add more data to your map.

Add – Icon

You can use the search function to find the desired icon, or you use the drop-down menu to choose and place the icon, label or annotation. Depending on the icon’s feature, you can change fill and outline colors, re-size it and even rotate it. If you need to replace the primarily chosen icon with a different one, simply click on the icon in the top part of the icon pop up and choose a new one from the SVG sets provided. Also, in case you need to change the icon’s location, you can change the address or latitude/longitude by clicking on the 2nd tab to specify the new location. To add interactivity to your icon, click on the 3rd tab of the icon popup and add your text, video, pictures etc. Click here for more information about interactivities.

Add – Lines

You can draw lines, Bezier lines, polygons, and routes for car, bicycle and walking paths in this menu step. For these lines, you have the option to change the solid stroke type to dashed or dotted and you can change the color. You can draw lines, Bezier lines, polygons, and routes for car, bicycle and walking paths in this menu step. For these lines, you have the option to change the solid stroke type to dashed or dotted and you can change the color. For drawing the lines, you can click on the map and the line will follow the lead of your mouse clicks. Another option is to specify the locations (by address or latitude; longitude) in the search bar and thus build the line step by step.

Add – Areas

Here you have the option to add single polygons/areas or grouped areas. The choice you’re provided depends on the reference map and will update the more you zoom in or zoom out the map.>Here you have the option to add single polygons/areas or grouped areas. The choice you’re provided depends on the reference map and will update the more you zoom in or zoom out the map. After applying the shape, you can specify the fill and outline colors. After applying the shape, you can specify the fill and outline colors.

Add – Adornments

You can add a scalebar and north arrow to your map by toggling the switch. Afterward, you can drag it to the required place on the map.

You can add a scalebar and north arrow to your map by toggling the switch. Afterward, you can drag it to the required place on the map.

Add – Import

Drag your upload file onto the mapping canvas. Read more HERE about the import of files.

Drag your upload file onto the mapping canvas. Read more here about the import of files.

Elements

In this list, you find all the elements you have added to your map. Hovering over each item will highlight the item on the map. Here you can also duplicate, hide and delete the element.

In this list, you find all the elements you have added to your map. Hovering over each item will highlight the item on the map. Here you can also duplicate, hide and delete the element. By dragging you can reorder the elements in case you have overlapping icons, labels, etc. By dragging you can reorder the elements in case you have overlapping icons, labels, etc.

Export

Choose the required output file type, the size (and unit) and download your map!

Choose the required output file type, the size (and unit) and download your map!

Account settings

By clicking on your avatar, you’ll find several options to access your mapping projects.

By clicking on your avatar, you’ll find several options to access your mapping projects.

Save project

Here you can name and save your current map you’re working on.

New project

Clicking this button allows you to start working on a new map.

Open project

Click on this button to open your inline dashboard. Here you can choose to open one of your previously created maps, featured maps or company maps. See the question below to learn more about the Featured Projects and see the question below to learn more about the Company Projects.

Featured maps

Featured maps offer you a big selection of maps that we created for you. These could be i.e. international sports events, cycling routes, or other important happenings which can be explained best with a map. If you wish to use one of those maps, simply click on the project and import it. The map is almost ready for you – you only have to apply your own company colors. But, of course, you can also edit it to your likings even more by changing the color of the icons, or adding/deleting data. If you have suggestions for this category or if you know about an upcoming event where we can support you with the map creation, please send a message to our Content Team.

Company Maps

Here you find all the mapping projects your colleagues (team members of your organization) created. They would only have to save the project and you can continue to work on their map you imported it into your own dashboard. This may be helpful in case you need to make changes to a map, but the original creator of the map is not available at the moment. Bear in mind that the original project won’t be changed, and you basically work on a duplicated version of the map.

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