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    • CommentAuthorjameslytle
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2019
     
    I know I have seen what I need before but I cannot remember where.

    What I want to do is import an image (Google maps map made into an image) as a background image so that I can trace all of the important information such as roads and mountain range stuff. I know I saw it awhile back like it was a tutorial or part of one of the PDF's provided but I cannot remember where from. Can somebody help me out and point me in the right direction.


    Jim
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2019
     
    To import an image, just use Draw --> Insert file.

    I recommend placing the image on a dedicated sheet so you can move it up/down in the order as required, and you can also apply effects like transparency to it.
    • CommentAuthorjameslytle
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2019
     
    Thx for the info, and I already created the layer to import the image to.

    Isn't there some kind of tutorial and somewhere in one of the manuals that details how to do this? I ask because I seem to remember having to enter corner point location to make sure that the image fits the map size exactly?

    Jim
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2019
     
    There is a tutorial in the user manual (page 94 for the latest version). The tutorial mentions converting old hand-draw maps, but it is applicable for any image.
    • CommentAuthorjameslytle
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2019 edited
     
    Thx Monsen, This was the tutorial I was remembering. I just could not remember exactly where it was located.

    Jim
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    Also, Joshua Plunkett (I believe) has a youtube tutorial on it. That's where I learned to do it. I use this technique constantly.