These format import settings affect how MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator handle the data during import.

AutoCAD Drawing/Exchange

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Group entities

Group entities by layer name or geometry.

Reach hatches

Read the hatch pattern on import.

Read block references as points

Blocks are not expanded and read as points on import.

White lines/fills

Import as is: import data true to the original colour settings contained in the file

Change white lines/fills to black: import black lines instead of the files native white lines

Create black background: incorporate a layer containing a black background, to mimic the AutoCAD environment

Delimited XY Text Data

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Encoding

Choose an appropriate encoding (e.g. Unicode, 8 bit)

Format

Choose the appropriate format of the XY text data (e.g. Projected units, Decimal Degrees)

Coordinate Columns

These drop-down lists contain the names of all the numeric columns in the selected file. Choose the columns containing the coordinate information. Enable Use first line as a header if the first line of the text file contains column headings.

Specify Schema

Click the link to change the data schema type for attributes in the delimited text data set.

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Display Options

Choose a default symbol to be applied on import.

Esri Interchange File

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Ignore TIC layer

Enable this to suppress creating of _tic_point layer. Disable to create a layer holding the registration control points.

FME Feature Store

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Password

If required, enter a password to unlock the FME file.

Geography Markup Language

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Coordinate order

How MAPublisher interprets the order of X and Y coordinates. This may help when a third-party application exports coordinates in reverse order. Options:

Auto-detect [Default]

Read as XY

Read as YX

Google Earth

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Allow random colour mode

Enable this option to generate random colour settings for the data.

Expand network links

Enable this option to use of network linked KML files.

Automatically apply Symbols when possible

This setting automatically applies symbols to map features during import.

KML Properties

Available options:

Import & visible: import KML properties and make them visible in the MAP Attributes table

Import & hidden: import KML properties and make them hidden in the attribute table

Not imported: do not import KML properties

 

Click the info button to view available KML properties.

Image

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Reference file

Click the reference file link to open the Edit Image Registration dialog box.

Image placement

Embed the image into the document or Link to it. Please see note about transparency.

International Hydrographic Office

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Automatically apply Graphic Styles and Symbols when possible

Enable this setting to automatically apply graphic styles symbols to map features during import.

MapInfo Interchange Format

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Automatically apply Graphic Styles when possible

This setting automatically applies graphic styles to map features during import.

MIF Properties

Available options:

Import & visible: import MIF properties and make them visible in the MAP Attributes table

Import & hidden: import MIF properties and make them hidden in the MAP Attributes table

Not imported: do not import MIF properties

 

Click the info button to view available MIF properties.

MapInfo Table

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Automatically apply Graphic Styles when possible

This setting automatically applies graphic styles to map features during import.

TAB Properties

Available options:

Import & visible: import TAB properties and make them visible in the MAP Attributes table

Import & hidden: import TAB properties and make them hidden in the MAP Attributes table

Not imported: do not import TAB properties

 

Click the info button to view available TAB properties.

MicroStation Design

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Group elements

Choose how to group the elements: By geometry or By level. If elements are grouped by level, it may result in a large number of output files.

Coordinate units

Specify how feature coordinates will be interpreted and converted: Master or UOR.

Drop complex chains

Component of a complex chain returned as its own feature. Otherwise all elements of the complex chain will be merged into a single linear feature.

Ignore tags on import

Ignore any tags on import so that it does not affect spatial extent.

White lines/fills

Available options:

Import as is: import data true to the original colour settings contained in the file

Change white lines/fills to black: import black lines instead of the files native white lines

Create black background: incorporate a layer containing a black background, to mimic the AutoCAD environment

Create groups for like text

Text in the same graphic group or the same text node will be grouped in Illustrator.

Microsoft Excel

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Worksheet

Choose the appropriate Excel worksheet to import data values from.

Format

Choose the coordinate format of the data to be imported (e.g. Decimal Degrees, Packed DMS, etc.)

Coordinate Columns

These drop-down lists contain the names of all the numeric columns in the selected file. Choose the columns containing the coordinate information. Enable Use first line as a header if the first line of the text file contains column headings.

Specify Schema

Click the link to change the data schema type for attributes in the delimited text data set.

Display Options

Choose a default symbol to be applied on import.

Web Feature Service

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Coordinate order

How MAPublisher interprets the order of X and Y coordinates. This may help when a third-party application exports coordinates in reverse order. Options:

Auto-detect [Default]

Read as XY

Read as YX

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Last updated: 12/1/2020