Map Input Tool
The Map Input tool allows the user to draw or select a desired map object to use as an input in a workflow. The user can draw or select a point, line, or polygon from a map that is displaying a reference base map (such as TomTom or DigitalGlobe).
You can set a reference base map as a default and even set the default map bounds for the Map Input tool from User Settings. Go to Options > User Settings > Edit User Settings and click the Dataset Defaults tab.
Configure the tool
- Mode: Select from one of two options for configuring the Map Input tool: .
- Draw: Draw points, lines, or polygons (spatial objects) directly on a map. Optionally, a reference file containing spatial objects can be viewed. Spatial objects can be identified with a label, and the label is passed downstream along with the spatial object data.
- Pan around on the map and/or use the zoom in/out slider to get the map in the desired position for object placement.
- Click the type of object to draw on the map (point, line, or polygon).
- Place the object by clicking directly on the map.
- Double-click to close a polygon or complete drawing a line.
- Once an object is drawn, you will be prompted to specify a label for the drawn object.
- Click a map to rename, modify, or delete the object.
- Select: Select points and/or polygons from a reference layer. The selected objects are used as the input for the workflow.
- Individual objects can be selected, or a bounding box can be used to select all points, lines, and polygons within.
- Press Ctrl + Click to select additional individual objects.
If a user browses to a file on the Map Input tool which is on a mapped drive, then the file will not be found as it cannot exist in the persistence layer. In this instance, the file cannot be rendered, and only non-mapped files can be used.