Export Document to Web Tiles

1.Open usa48.ai from the Tutorial Data folder.

2.Double-click the usa MAP View to edit it.

To export a document to web tiles, it must first be in the WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator projection.

3.In the MAP View editor, click the Perform Coordinate System Transformation check box to enable its frame options and click the [No Coordinate System Specified] link. In the Specify Destination Coordinate System dialog box, go to Projected > World  and choose WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator and click OK.

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4.In the Quick alignment tab, click the center alignment position.

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5.Click OK.

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6.From the MAPublisher Toolbar, click Export > Export Document to Web Tiles.

7.In the Map Provider drop-down list, choose OpenStreetMap.

8.In the Destination section, click the Browse button and create a new folder called WebTiles. This will store all of the exported web tiles and HTML file.

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9.Click the Zoom level tab to make it active. Choose Level 6 from the Maximum zoom drop-down list. Change the Zoom levels box to 6.

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Notice that a total of 162 web tiles will be created. A larger maximum zoom and greater number of zoom levels will increase the number of total tiles.

10. Click the Options tab. Change the Opacity to 50%.

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11. Click the Post Export tab to view its settings.

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The Open destination folder option will automatically open the folder containing the web tiles after export finishes successfully.

12. Click Export to begin the export process.

13. After export, the destination folder will appear. Alternatively, use the system file browser and browse to the WebTiles > usa48 folder.

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The six zoom levels specified contain web tiles used in the online map (the usa48.html file).

14. Double-click usa48.html to open it in a web browser.

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The tiles are placed in the online map. The controls for Google Maps can be used to navigate the map. Other map providers include OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps, Tile Map Service, and MapBox.

15. Close the document without saving.

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Last updated: 4/14/2020