In this lesson we'll go over to how to upload various Maps and Images to your project.
On the side menu go to “Site Info” and select the “Site Map” icon for the sampling media type you are uploading maps or images for. In this example we will use “Groundwater”, then click on “Site Maps”. On the top right click on “New Groundwater Site Map”.
Decide what you want to call this image and type the name. There are two options for site map creation. First, you can upload your own map from a file, or you can create a satellite image based on GPS coordinates.
First, let’s explain uploading your own image from a file.
Click “Browse” and then select the file you want to upload. The image needs to be either a JPEG file or a PNG file. If you have a PDF file, you will have to turn the PDF into a JPEG or PNG before uploading. Please note that if the file being uploaded is too small, the resulting report images will tend to look pixelated and will also lack resolution. Mid-size and large size images work best.
If your site map or image has pre-embedded sample or well location IDs already embedded on the image, check the “Has embedded Location Names” box so that the software doesn’t place a second sample or well ID label on the image. If your map or image doesn’t have pre-embedded labels, leave the box unchecked, and an ID label will be created automatically.
Click “Create Sitemap” and your map or image will be created.
For an auto-generated satellite map, from the start, click “Use Satellite Image” and click “Create Sitemap”. Please note, this function requires that sample or well locations have GPS coordinates, if one or all of the locations do not have a coordinate, those locations or the mapping function will not populate to the satellite image.
That is how you upload Maps and Images to your project!