|Creating Map Static Overlays|
To create a single static point, right-click on the map and select “New Marker Here”. A box will open where you can select the group this point will belong to, assign a name, add a comment and choose an APRS icon. Click OK and the point will be set.
To create a group of static points (i.e. buildings, important sites, etc), create a .csv file with each line in the following format:
Name is the marker name.
SYMBOL is a character from the APRS table.
LATTITUDE and LONGITUDE are in decimal format.
ALTITUDE is in feet.
Info is additional text displayed when your mouse hovers over the marker.
True indicates that this marker will be displayed when this file is loaded.
Abington Fire Company,/d,40.11745,-75.1197,,Station 100,True
Barren Hill Fire Company,/d,40.0848,-75.25101,,Station 29,True
Belmont Hills Fire Company,/d,40.02717,-75.23673,,Station 22,True
In the above example, the altitude for each point was not known and that field was left blank.
A text editor or a spreadsheet program can be used to make this file. Be sure to name it “whatever.csv” and save it in your My Documents folder.
Installing the File
Open the Map window and click on Map on the menu bar. Select Edit Sources, and a window with existing overlays will open. Click on Add, and select the .csv file you wish to add. Close the Edit Sources window. The new group is now displayed in the space under the Map window.
|Last Updated on Friday, 12 March 2010 17:55|