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Map to Image Wizard

This wizard allows you to export a map as a world plus image format. The images will be added to the catalog when the wizard is completed.

Map Selection Page

The initial Map Selection page indicates which maps will be exported.

Export Directory

Directory in which the images will be saved.

Selected Maps

List of maps available selected for export.

  • Name: Name of map being exported; this will be used as the image filename
  • Scale: You can change the scale the map will be exported in, the default value is the scale of the map on screen.


Used to add an additional Map to the selected map list. Press this button will open a Map Selector allowing you to explore the open projects and select one more more maps.


Remove a map from the list.

Reset Scale

Reset scale to the value currently displayed on screen.

Image Settings Page

This page is used to define the image file to be exported.

World Plus Image Formats

You can choose between several supported formats:

  • PNG
  • TIF
  • JPEG
  • JPEG 2000
  • GIF
  • ...


Allows you to choose how to render any selected features on the current map:

  • Draw selections as overlays - selections are drawn over top of existing map content, in appearance this is similar to the Map Editor
  • Only draw selections - allows you to quickly make an image of just the features you have selected
  • Draw selections when available
  • Ignore selections


Height of the resulting image.


Width of the resulting image.

Maintain map aspect ratio

  • checked: Map will appear in the same proportions as it does on the screen. Additional content may be shown around in order to generate an image of the requested size.
  • unchecked: Map will be distorted into the request image size

PDF Parameters

Support for generating an Adobe PDF document has been added as an experimental option. When generating a PDF document the size of paper selected is used to determine the output resolution.

The following additional parameters are available when exporting to PDF.

Paper Size

Metric an imperial paper sizes are available.

LETTER 8.5 inches by 11 inches
LEGAL 8.5 inches by 14 inches
A0 841 mm by 1189 mm
A1 594 mm by 841 mm
A2 420 mm by 594 mm
A3 297 mm by 420
A4 210 mm by 297 mm


Determine paper orientation.


Paper margines set in millimeters.

Related tasks

World Plus Image

Related concepts

page sizes

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