MapView for desktop user guide:
MapView application overview
MapView is application for viewing raster digital maps. You can obtain map either from some digital source e.g. Google maps or you can scan some of your paper maps. After that you can plan your trips, browse your past trips, or publish your trip with track on the map and waypoints with photos and comments on the Internet to share your joy from trip with your friends and other people.
Control the application
From keyboard you can use arrows to move across map. Same result can be done by mouse by mouse moving with left button pressed.
Pressing + key (- key) cause that map will be zoom in (zoom out). Same results can be done by rotate mouse wheel or clicking on zoom in (zoom out) button in toolbar panel.
Double clicking on the left mouse button on some place of the main window cause showing list of maps that covers this place. Same result can be done by clicking on the covered map toolbar button.
Right mouse click begins new track or place next point to the active track. Double right click deactivates active track or clear selected but not active track. For more information see chapter working with tracks.
Maps bounding boxes
Covering by maps
Searching in point databases
Working with tracks
Track point editor dialog
Printing in MapView
Creating of submap
Calibrating of a new map
Raster map have to be calibarated to obtain precise results with GPS or accurate correspondence between two maps which covers same place. You should know map datum (Ellipsoid which approximate shape of the World surface and correction between ellipsoids origin) and map projection (describe how to project a partial the Earth view to the planar paper).
Created 14.03.2007 20:00
Copyright © 2007 by Jiří Humpolíček
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