Background maps are used to visualize existing locations and project planning progress.
A PDF can be placed on top of a map or used as part of the project progress. Background maps are loaded from PDF (Portable Document Format) files.
Steps for importing a PDF map
- The background map will be imported into the project as an image. Go to Home > Map view. Then go to Insert > Image in the Graphics group.
- Select the background map from the appropriate file folder, and click Open. Supported image import formats are *.pdf, *.bmp, *.jpg, and *.png.
- The Properties dialog window will open. The selected map can be positioned correctly using two known coordinate points with a blue marker and a red marker. Zoom in/out for the right coordinate points using the zoom tools from the top panel or using CTRL+mouse wheel. Once the points have been marked, enter the marker coordinates into the coordinate fields, and import the map by clicking OK.
- Navigate the map using the zoom tools from the View tab or using CTRL+mouse wheel.