GeoTalks Express – Session 9 Questions & Answers

The ninth of Blue Marble’s GeoTalks Express online webinar series entitled Global Mapper and Mango Maps, was conducted on July 22nd, 2020. During the live session, numerous questions were submitted to the presenters. The following is a list of these questions and the answers provided by Blue Marble’s technical support team.

 

Is the Labeling layer connected to the Original Shape file?

Yes, you have the option to choose to link the label layer to the original layer when first making the label layer.

 

When you edit labels, does it update the source file?

Edits in Global Mapper are not permanent until the file is exported from the application.

 

Can you export a 3d model in Mango Map that includes Orthomosaic images draped on a DEM file, that can zoom in/out rotate for viewing?

No, Mango does not currently have 3D support. If this is something you would like to see, I’d recommend providing that feedback to them directly.

 

Can I bring the template from another program and apply it in GM?

If your template is saved as an SLD file, then yes.

 

Does Mango provide WMS?

No, Mango is not set up in such a way that a WMS can be accessed for a single mape using “get capabilities” from outside their webpage. I’d recommend reviewing their documentation for details.

 

Can you make parcel colours transparent in Mango map so you can see maps underneath?

This is a beta feature on the Mango side, you could edit the raw text of the SLD file under the Layer > Style menu. You could also set that in GM first before exporting to Mango.

 

Is there a way to design styles by specifying bin sizes in a numerical attribute?

No, Global Mapper does not currently have that functionality, although it is something we are reviewing.

 

Can you visualize in 3D in the Mango App?

No, Mango does not currently have 3D support. If this is something you would like to see, I’d recommend providing that feedback to them directly.

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