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The MapPlace - MapperWrapper

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Details:  The MapperWrapper provides the ability to create layers and add map objects, such as lines, polygons, symbols, text and custom grids, to existing MapPlace basemaps. This added information resides only on the client computer and is never transmitted over the Internet. A continuous Internet connection is required to obtain the basemap information such as topographic contours and imagery, as well as, being able to obtain reports from the MapPlace server.

The 'UnPlugger' option allows for the creation of a map which can be used off-line with the MapperWrapper Tools or simply viewed in an Internet browser.  Note: this option is only available in on-line maps.

 

There are two components to the MapperWrapper service. The first component, this one, resides on the MapPlace server. Its function is to provide access to a variety of base maps that have been designed for used in this process and provide the tools to enable additional user information to be added to the maps. The second component is the MapperWrapper remote package that enables continued work on a map previously saved as a MapGuide map file (*.mwf) and residing on the client computer. This file contains all the commands required to request the appropriate base map information over the Internet and holds all of the client input map features, including the off-line layers saved with the UnPlugger.

 

An Internet Explorer or Netscape Web browser, along with the appropriate MapGuide Viewer, is required to use this feature. See MapperWrapper Manual for additional information.

Launch MapperWrapper with a fresh on-line basemap:

BC Albers Projection, Whole province, NAD 83
UTM Zone 11 Projection, Whole province, NAD 83
UTM Zone 10 Projection, Whole province, NAD 83
UTM Zone 9 Projection, Whole province, NAD 83
UTM Zone 8 Projection, Whole province, NAD 83
UTM Zone 7 Projection, Whole province, NAD 83


 

Working with a saved map: To work with a map that has been saved on a client computer the MapperWrapper remote package must be downloaded and installed on the client computer.

 

1) Download Mapper Wrapper (ZIP, 914 KB) remote package. Updated September 8, 2006.
2) Extract the Zipped files to a single directory.
3) The map file, BaseMap.mwf, is the default map.
4) Other maps can be used if renamed to BaseMap.mwf.
5) Launch the MapperWrapper by opening the MapperWrapper.htm file in a browser.  For example, right-click the file and Open With Internet Explorer.  The download includes a Readme_1st.txt file.


NOTE: The UnPlugger Control is only available in on-line maps.

 

See MapPlace Client-Mapping Tools (PDF 149Kb) in Fieldwork 2003 for additional tools.

 

See MapperWrapper Manual for additional information.