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Cartouche - Update map (obsolete)
The cartouche is the interface which is used to edit the map.
The cartouche holds different tools that provide information and editing options for the existing map.
To edit the map, click on update map on the upper left corner of the map screen.
Components, layers and tools of the map
You can share your view of the cartouche by creating a link that contains the same view and with the same layers that are currently enabled. Click on the Super Permalink button at the bottom of the map. This option will create an address in the browser address bar. Copy this address and use it later, or send it by e-mail to other mappers.
NOTE: the permalink does not contain information about using normal screen view or full screen view (see map control panel).
Shows the specific point where the cursor is located by coordinates of longitude and latitude. Clicking the copy icon to the right of the coordinates - will display the line coordinates in a separate window.
To enable the copying:
- Highlight the line using the mouse.
- Click on the right mouse button.
- Select copy.
- Paste the coordinates wherever you choose.
Shows a general location of the editing area.
Dragging the view box in the location pane will move the map in the main view to the selected location.
Allows control over the zoom level.
You can also control the zoom by using the scroll button of the mouse (scroll).
You can select a specific area of focus by pressing the Shift key and marking the area with the mouse at the same time.
Map control panel
This panel allows basic control of the map view.
Zoom +: enlarges the area selected in one notch.
Zoom -: reduces the area selected in one notch.
Previous view: returns the previous viewing point for the zoom and map location.
Next view: performs the inverse operation when using "previous view".
Refresh view: Refresh the map window.
Normal screen view: returns the map window to its original size (after selecting Full screen).
Full screen: Increasing the map view window to the maximum (defined by screen resolution).
The view panel allows different display capabilities on the map layers operated in accordance with the different types of edits committed on the map.
Opening different layers will open different options on the View panel.
Three elements appear regularly in this panel:
Allows to measure distance over the map.
After selecting Measure Distance from the View panel - click on the map at a certain point. The measurement will start from that point, and every additional click will create a joint point.
Double-click to finish the measurement. While measuring, the distance will be displayed on the view Panel. To exit the measurement tool, press cancel.
Selecting this option will show you a table of all the tracks that you drove and were processed by the cartouche. From the archive table, you can click on the map icon to display each archived route over the map.
Highlight Connectivity: This tool allows you to see if a specific segment is connected to any segments in its surroundings, and the allowed driving directions. While this option is checked in the view panel, the connections are displayed over the map itself. After checking the 'higlight connectivity' checkbox in the edit panel, clicking on any segment over the map will also highlight segments around it (if any are connected). An orange segment means driving is allowed from the orange segment to the segment you chose. A green segment means driving is allowed from your selected segment to the green segment.
This tool is very useful and important when making map edits, and should be checked whenever you are working on the map.