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1. GIS handling

1.2 Display

Level of expertise required for this Chapter: Beginner; general Map Maker training

After having ‘added’ one or more layer (files), pressing ‘OK’ will bring you to the display of the map.

Observe the display of the coordinates both in UTM and in latitude / longitude at the bottom left.

You can navigate (‘move the map’) by:

  • Click the Pan-tool of the toolbar left, then drag it around, or

  • Like in any other graphics program, with the vertical scroll bar on the right, and the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom

If you like to keep a layer in your layout (Project Manager), but not to have it in your current display, you can temporarily turn it off, i.e. make in ‘invisible’: Under the tab ‘Visibility’ there is the ‘Hide layer’ option.

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When you zoom in and out or pan around,
Ctrl-V will always bring you back to the previous display(s).

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Some recommendations for the display of raster maps:

Note 1: For ECW files: Leave the box ‘Use normal colours’ ticked

Note 2: For line maps as raster (images), e.g. sector layout: Use ECW, as this is fast, but have following settings:

  • Leave the box ‘Use normal colours’ ticked

  • Move the blend bar (under Components > Layers > Style) to the left 25% mark

Note 3: In general, JPG images of line features for transparent overlay show a full transparency (often required) much better, but they are very slow.

Note 4: When displaying JPG maps and you want to see the background, you can leave the box ‘Use normal colours’ ticked.

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LUPMIS exercise: On the maps, added in the previous exercise, move around to different areas.


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