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Vector data

Creating new vector layers and opening the existing ones is enabled by the Layers->Add Verctor Layer menu (or button ), which launches the Add Vectors dialog with three tabs (buttons): New Vectors, Add Vectors, and Import Vectors (Fig. 3).

SmallMap - Add Vectors

Fig. 3. Add Vectors dialog window. Adding a vector layer from the database.

The program allows you to import vector data from SHP files and GPX files (from GPS) - after pressing the Import Vectors button. Because SHP files do not contain information about colors and formatting shapes, when importing these files, the program displays a window with a selection of the necessary data (Fig. 4).

SmallMap - Add Vectors

Fig. 4. Dialog window for formatting imported data from SHP files.

The program supports the following vector shapes: symbols, points, polylines, polygons, text labels and grid cells.

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Updated: 29/01/20