Geolocation feature of ActCAD Software

Geolocation:

Adding a geographic location to a drawing allows you to draw entities that corre¬spond to specific locations on a map, which can be especially helpful when working with drawings that contain survey, civil, and architectural data.

Work with Geolocation in ActCAD:

Changing how a geographic location map displays

You can display online maps in these ways:

An Internet connection is required.

To change the display of a geographic location map

1 Do one of the following to choose Geographic Map (), which is available only if an online map was added using the Set Location command:

2 If you entered the command at the command prompt, choose the map display type, then press Enter.

Adding markers and annotations to a geographic location map

Position markers indicate and annotate a location on an online map. Each position marker has a point, leader, and multiline text.

To add a position marker to an online map

1 Do one of the following to choose Mark Position (), which is available only if an online map was added using the Set Location command:

2 Choose one of the following, depending on how you want to define the position marker:

3 To specify an annotation at the position marker location, press Enter, and type multiline text. Or to specify another location for the annotation, click the desired point in the drawing, then type multiline text.

4 When finished typing text, click Close Editor to accept your changes and close the text editor.

Working offline with images of geographic map areas

You can create a raster image, or map image, of a geographic map area. This is espe¬cially helpful when you need to work offline. Each map image can display with a type — aerial, road, or hybrid — and at a specific resolution.

An Internet connection is not required after a map image is created, but it is required while creating or updating it.

To create a map image

1 Do one of the following to choose Capture Area (), which is available only if an online map was added using the Set Location command:

2 Specify the first corner of the rectangle to define the map image, or choose Center to use the map's center point.

3 Specify the opposite corner of the rectangle to define the map image.

To change the display type of a map image

1 Select a map image.

2 Do one of the following to choose Map Image Type ():

3 If you entered the command at the command prompt, choose the display type for the map image:

To change the resolution of a map image

1 Select a map image.

2 Do one of the following to choose Map Image Resolution ():

3 If you entered the command at the command prompt, choose the resolution.

To reload or reset a map image

1 Select a map image.

2 Do one of the following to choose Reload Image ():

3 Choose one of the following:

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