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Map Composer

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Map Composer
O N - L I N E
M A N U A L

Copyright\u00a9 1982 - 1999 by ERDAS, Inc. All rights reserved.
Printed in the United States of America.
ERDAS Proprietary - Delivered under license agreement.

Copying and disclosure prohibited without express written permission from ERDAS, Inc.

ERDAS, Inc.
2801 Buford Highway, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2137 USA
Phone: 404/248-9000
Fax: 404/248-9400
User Support: 404/248-9777

Warning

All information in this document, as well as the software to which it pertains, is proprietary material of ERDAS, Inc., and is subject to an ERDAS license and non-disclosure agreement. Neither the software nor the documentation may be reproduced in any manner without the prior written permission of ERDAS, Inc.

Speci\ufb01cations are subject to change without notice.

Trademarks
ERDAS is a trade name of ERDAS, Inc. ERDAS and ERDAS IMAGINE are registered trademarks of ERDAS, Inc. Model
Maker, CellArray, ERDAS Field Guide, and ERDAS Tour Guides are trademarks of ERDAS, Inc. Other brands and product
names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Map Composer On-Line Manual
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Introduction to Map Composer................................................. 1 Starting Map Composer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Map Composer vs. Viewer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Map Compositions........................................................ .... 4

Map Composition Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Printing a Map Composition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Printing a Plot File (UNIX Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Map Frames. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Creating a Map Frame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Map Frame Dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Editing a Map Frame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Using the Map Frame Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Editing Map Frame Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Deleting Layers in a Map Frame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Adding Layers to an Empty Map Frame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Deleting a Map Frame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Map Annotation......................................................... ..... 9

Editing Map Annotation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Neatlines, Grid Lines, and Tick Marks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Degrees and Lat/Lon Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Levels of Grids/Ticks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Scale Bars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Creating Scale Bars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Legends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Creating a Legend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Parts of a Legend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Setup for Output to a Film Writer.............................................. 13
New Map Composition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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