Woodland Shading (traditional)

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Michael Williams

10 Feb, 2018 02:15 PM

I'd like to use the traditional woodland shading on my maps. There seems to be some areas missing? Is this normally missing from the layer or a processing issue? And when using this option, it does take much longer for the map to refresh while moving around?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 12 Feb, 2018 06:06 AM

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    Can you give me coordinates for the area you're looking at?

    Refresh time should be pretty fast when zoomed in, but it is slower when zoomed way out. I have some performance changes coming in the next month or so that should fix the performance when zoomed out.

  2. 2 Posted by Michael William... on 12 Feb, 2018 01:10 PM

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    Hey Matt,
    Thanks. I meant to attach some screenshots before. Now attached below. The
    gaps in the woodland shading are in the same spots for me over and over
    again. No matter how many times I refresh or start a new MapBuilder layer.
    It doesn't matter what browser I'm using on this end, does it? (I'm on a
    Chromebook using the latest Chrome browser).

    These are just random spots that are on my screen. The gaps are all over
    the map, in different states. CO, UT, WY, ID...
    Some of the gaps are pretty big and others are small random squares, which
    you will be able to see on the attachments.

    Random Coordinates: 37.6892, -106.7320 & 37.6660, -108.3744

    Also. Can you tell me how you determine the size of the "Adding images to
    the corners"? I made up a few boxes of info to put on the corners at 4"x5",
    but they print way smaller.
    Can I get them to print closer to the 4x5 size?

    Thanks Again Matt

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by matt on 14 Feb, 2018 02:59 AM

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    Alright, I think this is fixed (you'll probably need to clear your browser cache to flush the old tiles). The original data I used was broken up by state, with most states having the woodland polygons broken up randomly across multiple shapefiles (probably to get around a max filesize limit). It looks like a few states had a shapefile not import properly, but of course those weren't the states I used for spot checking (out west, CA,NV,WA and MT all looked good). Since the woodland shading gets dropped below zoom 10 for performance reasons, I can't just zoom way out and check the entire US.

    I've reimported the data from a unified nationwide source, and now have about 25% more polygons in the database, but I haven't done much spot checking on the new import yet.

    The corner images are brought into the PDF at 200dpi (which is also the resolution of the map data on the PDF). Most image editors tend to assume a 100dpi resolution, so you probably just need to scale your image up to twice its original size.

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