MAP Locations and MAP Locations Tool

MAP Locations are used as annotations to identify map world or page locations. These can be used when specifying map or page locations in other MAPublisher tools such as Georeferencer, Specify Anchors, MAP View editor, Area Plotter, Line Plotter, Point Plotter and Vector Crop.

Using MAP Locations

The MAP World Location Tool and the MAP Page Location Tool are in the Tools toolbar.

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MAP World Location Tool

MAP World Locations define a real world coordinate on the document. MAP World Locations can be plotted on any layer in a MAP View. Click the MAP World Location Tool in the Tools toolbar to enable it (the cursor changes to a crosshair). Click the artboard at an appropriate location to open the Add MAP World Location dialog box or double-click the MAP World Location Tool to open the Add MAP World Location dialog box to enter X and Y values.

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Indicated are the coordinate system (of the MAP View) and coordinates of the clicked location. MAP World Locations by default are blue, but a custom color can be chosen using the pin colour drop-down. Optionally, click Copy to Clipboard to copy the coordinates to the clipboard. Click the Copy to Clipboard drop-down to copy with or without locale.

information To quickly copy world location coordinates of the mouse cursor location to the clipboard, press Alt (Command on Mac) and click.

MAP Page Location Tool

MAP Page Locations define a page coordinate on the document. MAP Page Locations can be plotted on any Non-MAP layer (not contained in a MAP View). Click the MAP Page Location Tool in the Tools toolbar to enable it (the cursor changes to a crosshair). Click the artboard at an appropriate location to open the Add MAP Page Location dialog box or double-click the MAP Page Location Tool to open the Add MAP Page Location dialog box to enter X and Y values.

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Indicated are the page location X and Y value of the clicked location. MAP Page Locations by default are green, but a custom color can be chosen using the pin colour drop-down. Optionally, click Copy to Clipboard to copy the page coordinates to the clipboard. Click the Copy to Clipboard drop-down to copy with or without locale.

information To quickly copy page location coordinates of the mouse cursor location to the clipboard, press Alt (Command on Mac) and click.

MAP Locations Panel

Click the MAP Locations panel button on the MAPublisher Toolbar to open the MAP Locations panel. The MAP Locations panel is used to manage both MAP World and MAP Page Locations. It shows the name, X and Y coordinates and coordinate system of plotted locations. When the MAP Location Tool is not enabled, selecting MAP Locations in the panel will highlight the location and display its name on the artboard.

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To see how the MAP Locations are displayed using different coordinate systems of available MAP Views in your document, select a MAP View in the Draw based on drop-down.

 

To add a MAP World Location using the panel, click the Add World Location button. In the Add MAP World Location dialog box, enter a name and the X and Y coordinates (or longitude and latitude if geodetic).  The available coordinate system of the world location is based on what is selected in the Draw based on MAP View drop-down. To add a page location, click the Add Page Location button and enter the X and Y pixel values. To add a MAP World location from the web, click the Add MAP Location from Web button. Enter a location or click the map to add a world location. Note that world locations are not visible until a MAP View is created in the document.

 

By default, with the MAP World Location tool or Page Location tool selected all MAP locations are shown. Use the MAP Locations panel to view MAP Locations when any other tool is selected. MAP Locations selected in the panel are shown on the map. To display them all the time no matter what tool is enabled, click the MAP Locations panel options menu > Show MAP Locations > All. When set to None, the MAP Locations are only visible when the MAP World Location or MAP Page Location Tool is enabled. To only show MAP Locations when the panel is visible, set the panel option to Only show when panel is visible. To move a MAP Location manually, enable the MAP Location Tool and hold Shift to move MAP Locations. Adjust MAP Location label visibility in MAPublisher Preferences.

 

To copy MAP Location coordinates to the clipboard, select a single or multiple MAP Locations, then click the Copy MAP Location to clipboard button. Paste the values where required.

MAP Locations Used In MAPublisher Tools

MAP Locations can be used in several MAPublisher tools for georeferencing, as reference for corners, locations to draw lines and locations to plot points. They can also be used in Specify Anchors to identify map and page anchors. MAP Locations are available for use in Georeferencer, Specify Anchors, MAP View editor, Area Plotter, Line Plotter, Point Plotter, and Vector Crop.

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Use MAP Locations in other MAPublisher tools such as Area Plotter.

 

To see more MAP Locations or Artboard locations (corners), select MAP Locations.... From the Select MAP Location, browse for a suitable location and click OK.

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Last updated: 4/6/2019