To configure a WMS Layer Select a WMS Layer Open the Layer Properties Click the “Configure” button The WMS Map Service Configuration dialog will open
WMS stands for Web Map Service. It’s a very common standard way to make maps available online. TrueNorth can consume WMS data on a layer in a map as a Tiles layer.
TrueNorth uses Layer Templates to store configuration for map layer data. These templates are normally stored in the Template Directory, but you can also export and import layer templates in order to save, or share the configurations with other users.
Every layer has a layer properties panel where you can view and configure properties about the layer
TrueNorth can pre-cache tiles from a tile map service for later use offline. Steps Add a tiles layer to the map open the layer properties panel for the tiles layer Click the “Cache Tiles” button The Tile Caching dialog will open Click “Select Area” to select an area to cache the tiles for Click “OK” and…
The Tiles Layer in TrueNorth draws map data from a map tiling service – either on the internet, over a network, or off a local data source
Each layer can be marked as visible or not visible. This is done in the Layers Panel. Clicking the checkbox on the right of each layer will toggle its visibility. Checking the box will trigger a re-draw of the map. If a layer is not visible none of the items on the map will draw. This can…
In TrueNorth, the Features Layer is where a user will draw points, lines, polygons and other mapping features.
In TrueNorth, layers draw, or “render”, in the order they appear in the Layers Panel.
You can create a layer template to store a layer configuration for later re-use or to share with other users. First, either create a new layer, load one from a template. Configure the layer as you like, then follow these steps to save a layer template: Open the Layers Panel by clicking the Layer button…