In this guide we will show you how to create a new map and layer in Azimap and upload/Attach images to plotted locations to create a Picture map.
Use Azimap to create a picture map of all the wonderful attractions in your town! For this tutorial we are going to create a tourist map of Edinburgh. Our final sample Edinburgh Tourist Map
Images used in tutorial available at: images.zip
Time to complete: 20 mins. (depending on data being captured)
Step 1 - Click on Maps section and create NEW map
Name your new map and save
Step 2 - Create new layer and add to the Map
When you try to load a map without any layers attached you get the below window
Choose the create / Import button (This is accessible on the map using the gears button on the layer tree view
Choose New layer
Give your new layer a name - perhaps 'touristlayer'
Optional settings are:
- Layer Type (defaults to Azimap DB Layer - allows for connecting External WMS, ArcgGis Cache/ Rest services
- Coordinate System ID - Default is fine, however if you want you can search for your local projection system (British grid for Edinburgh)
- Choose a layer type: Point, line, polygon - default is the point which is correct for this map
- Set map Read only or Read/ Write - Default Read/Write
- Active - make layer usable on creation - Default true.
- Apply default style to the layer - for this tutorial the 'default 'point' style is fine
After saving the ADD ATTRIBUTE button should appear, please click It.
Give your attribute a name 'Attraction'
Set it to type 'text'
Max length to be left blank
Attribute editable left at default true
Attribute required left at default false (if set to true this will insist that this field is entered before a user can save a feature)
Click ADD to add the new table entry - this will create the new column in your database table.
Click SAVE/UPDATE and close the layer config screen
Step 3 – Configure the popup
Click on the gears symbol on the layer tree view and select the layer config option
The dropdown includes options for:
- Zoom to current layer
- Create new/ import layer
- Add existing layer
- Change map layer config
- Change layer definition
- Delete layer from map
Click the CLICK/ UPDATE OPTIONS button to edit click hover attributes
Full explanation of this window can be found in the manual.
Deselect all click options except the ‘Attraction’ click
Click OK and SAVE
Step 4 – Draw your feature
Utilise the search address box in the top left to find your location, for us its ‘Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh’
Use the draw points (four crosses) tool to place a feature
After placing the point a side panel will come in to allow you to enter attribute details
Enter your data and click SAVE
Step 5 – Attach images to features
Select the just drawn feature using the select tool
After selection click the camera to attach images
You can drag and drop images into the side panel
Click UPLOAD to attach the images
Images can be removed after upload using the delete button in each image
Click on the feature to view the attached images in the popup
Images can be clicked for a lightbox view of the images
Step 6 - Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each feature
Thanks for reading the guide, go add some pictures to your maps
If you haven't signed up yet go to the Azimap website and click register.
Author: David McQuillan
Published Date: 11/05/17
An example of our map as created with this tutorial is available at Edinburgh Tourist Map