Generating and managing layouts

For each map set or corresponding map layout, the system memorizes an own description. In the following text, these descriptions as a whole are called database.

In order to provide a self-explanatory and comfortable user interface to set up and update the database, it is stored in the form of Excel files.

The creation of maps can be roughly divided into the following work steps:

  • Creation of the map layout and
  • Creation of the different map sheets by using this layout

The first work step is carried out by using the PLOT Layout Admin Extension. By the end of this step, a layout template is transformed from the description of the map set and then stored.

The subsequent work step is carried out by using the PLOT Layout Extension. To create a certain map sheet, the layout template created in the previous work step is used.

The layouts can also be used together with the product WebMapPlotService (WMPS).