Shared Tools: Reference Manual
|Release Level || 5.4
||Release Date ||2008 10
||Revision Level ||1.0
Last modified on:
Friday, 15-Nov-13 20:46 CET
AirWare uses an embedded GIS or MapServer together with a Map Catalog
and configuration tool (Map Composer) to provide geographical background for its
data (OBJECTS and spatial model inputs and results.
The Map Composer offers a choice of
from which a named MAP (configuration) can be generated for
- one background overlay
(raster or polygon feature, opaque, full coverage, from a list of all applicable
background overlays: only one can be chosen at a time) and
- all applicable foreground overlays
line features, transparent polygon or raster, partial coverages, any number can be combined)
- a central point of interest (X and Y coordinates) and
- extent (in meters,
interpreted as a radius around the central point of interest)
and retrieval/display from
the Map Catalog for selection as
default background for all georeferenced OBJECTS.
- preview (temporary) or
- permanent storage
The list of overlays leads to a description and individual preview
of any of the overlays listed by the Map Composer.
- The BUTTON MAPSET leads to a description of the applications
MapSet and its parameters
(projection, coordinate system, bounding box)
that are needed for Map Import.
Also supports the definition of a default map for the MapSet,
and the directory of all map data.
- The BUTTON OVERLAYS leads to a listing of all available map layers or overlays,
and offers the possibility to ADD/IMPORT a new overlay with the
Map Import dialog.
- The BUTTON MAPS leads to the
- The BUTTON COMPOSITION leads back to the main Map Composer level from any its
If a MAP (configuration) is to be stored permanently in the Map Catalog,
the user can specify a name before generating a permanent configuration.
Other descriptive META data (creation date, user/owner, overlays used, projection, extent)
are stored automatically with the new map.
At the level of the Map Catalog,
a more detailed (free) textual description of the map selection can also be entered.