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Editor Tutorial: Make a Map Project

Editor Tutorial: Make a Map Project

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Editor Tutorial: Make a Map Project

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This tutorial demonstrates features that are used to create a map project. A project may be composed of one or multiple layers containing GIS map data.  The layers may contain vector, image, or grid data in various data formats and coordinate systems. This tutorials uses map data for the area near San Bernadino, California which is packaged with the Editor product download.

 

This tutorial is organized into three parts:

 

Part 1 presents some basic GIS principles that are important for any user of the Editor.

 

Part 2 explains how to open and organize map layers into a single map project and covers issues such as sub-layers and layer grouping and how to handle layers in different coordinate systems and set the coordinate system for the map display.

 

Part 3 explains a number of the more important features of the TatukGIS visual layer property control which enables the user to specify how each map layer should appear. So this part presents how to set visual features such as colors, line widths, polygon fills, labels, symbols, and how to optimize the map appearance based on scale (zoom level).

 

Because the layer and visual layer property controls are features of all TatukGIS products (the GIS Developer Kernel, Internet Server, desktop Editor, and free desktop  Viewer), this tutorial is relevant to users of these other products as well.