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Definition

Web item for displaying geo-relevant data on a map. The MapWeb item contains general information on a map such as information on the map layers.

Use

You use the map layers to define the different layers in a map that are laid on top of each other in the Web application. For example, you can use colors to highlight the countries in one map layer and display bar charts for each country in another layer.

The parameters that you set control how a map and its layers are displayed in the Web application.

You can find more information about layer parameters under Parameters for Map Layers .

Structure

Below is a parameter list for the MapWeb item, arranged according to the various parameter groupings.

Display

Parameter Description

Width in Pixels (WIDTH)

You use this parameter to specify the width of the Web item.

Height in Pixels (HEIGHT)

You use this parameter to specify the height of the Web item.

Visibility (VISIBILITY)

 

 

You use this parameter to specify whether the Web item is to be visible in the Web application.

With Tray (WITH_TRAY)

 

You use this parameter to specify whether the Web item is to be displayed with an icon that allows it to be expanded and collapsed. For more information about this parameter, see Parameter Tray .

Calculate Height Automatically

(HEIGHT_CALCULATED)

If you set this parameter, the optimum height of the map is determined automatically depending on the map material to be displayed and the width specified. This prevents the map from looking "scrunched up".

Internal Display

Parameter Description

List of Map Layers

(MAPLAYER_LIST)

You use this parameter to create a list of map layers and make settings for each map layer at the same time. The settings for the individual map layers depend on the chosen map renderer. For information on which settings can be made for individual map renderers, see Parameters for Map Layers .

Position of Map Legend

(MAP_LEGEND_POSITION)

You use this parameter to determine whether to display the map legend in the Web application and where to display it in relation to the map. It contains the following options:

  • Right of the map (RIGHT)
  • Left of the map (LEFT)
  • No legend (NONE)

Legend Caption

(LEGEND_CAPTION)

You use this parameter to give the map legend a caption using the text input dialog box .

Size of Legend

(LEGEND_SIZE)

You use this parameter to determine the size of the map legend. You can only specify the values in pixels.

Visible Map Extent

(MAP_EXTENT)

 

You use this parameter to specify which areas of a map are displayed in the Web application. This depends on the data stored in the application.

  • Data with geography (DATALAYER)
  • Only data (DATA)
  • Data and complete geography available (LAYER)

The default setting, Data with Geography, allows you to display data taking the corresponding geographic context into account.

Projection (PROJECTION)

You use this parameter to determine the possible projection of the map. It contains the following options:

  • No projection (NONE)
  • Flat projection (FLAT)
  • Mercator projection (MERC)

Background color (BACKGROUND_COLOR)

You use this parameter to determine whether to display a map background and to specify the color for this background. You select the color from a color selection dialog box. 

AXL file (cartography)

(CART_AXL_NAME)

You use this parameter to specify the name of an AXL file for the cartography description (stored in the directory for shapefiles).

Cartography information on/off

(CART_AXL_VISIBLE)

You use this parameter to define whether additional cartography information stored in an AXL file is to be displayed. More information: Additional Cartographical Information .

Behavior

Parameter Description

Allow Navigation (INTERACTION_ALLOWED)

You use this parameter to specify whether navigation or other interaction is possible in the Web application.

Geo functions

(GEO_FUNCTIONS_POS)

Modify the long text in the WAD.

You use this parameter to determine whether to display the geo functions bar in the Web application, and how to display it. It contains the following options:

  • Do not display (NONE)
  • Top (TOP)
  • Bottom (BOTTOM)
  • Left (LEFT)
  • Right (RIGHT)

You can find more information on the usage and function of the MapWeb item under Navigating in Maps .