TILE PROVIDER SETTINGS

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TILE PROVIDER SETTINGS

NPGeoMap

Version 3.1.52, 07.12.2018

wrapDateLine, opacity, greymode
Features for background maps - wrapping the map, display with transparency or in shades of gray.

WMS
Set and configure WMS Server.

TileServer
Set and configure Tileserver maps.

GoogleMaps, BingMaps, MapBox, Here, TomTom and Nominatim
Authorization and other map settings, concerning Background Map Providers, as well as setting parameters for Isochrones (provided from HERE).

LocalTiles

Set and configure local Tiles.

 

The values for nearly all features may be entered as calculated
formulas or variables.

For detailed information about the notation in expression editors go to chapter The fx‑editor.

TILE PROVIDER SETTINGS

SETTING / VALUES

EXPLANATION

 

wrapDateLine

true

 map will be wrapped (default)

false

 map won't be wrapped

"Wraps" the background map (like GoogleMaps or BingMaps) along the date line - that means the map will be repeated east- and westwards so the map can be panned endlessly. Even without a background map, every layer (with Markers, Lines or Polygons on it) will be repeated too, but the items are shown only once at a time, depending on which map/"site" the bigger part of each item is positioned.

This feature is very helpful for orientation, when you work in a area near the date line. For example to switch from Canada to Japan you only have to pan slightly to the left instead of "crossing" whole Europe until you get to the "other end" on the right.

Google Maps has the special feature to wrap the map, even if wrapDateLine is false. However the extensions aren't dynamic and no item (Marker, Polygon,...) would be repeated. Moreover the map can only be panned sidewards to a certain extent.

The green line in the screenshots below symbolizes the date line.

 

wrapDateLine = true
Asia and Australia are repeated on the left.

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wrapDateLine = false

Beyond the map only the white background is shown.

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opacity

number

background map opacity in percent (default is 50)

Set opacity of background map layer (tile maps) in percent:

0% - colors/images are covering
100% - completely transparent

Opacity of background itself is set inside APPEARANCE SETTINGS.

greymode

true

feature enabled

false

feature disabled (default)

Converts Background Map Layer into shades of gray.
(Here Maps have this mode integrated.)

mapLanguage

text

Language for background map labels:

Arabic, German, English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Italian,
Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Chinese,
ChineseTraditional, Czech, Finnish, Greek;

default = Browser language

searchLanguage

text

Language used for search results:

Arabic, German, English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Italian,
Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Chinese,
ChineseTraditional, Czech, Finnish, Greek;

default = Browser language

searchProvider

text

Select one of the available search provider:
nominatim, google, here, tomtom or bing

 

 

WMS

Set and configure WMS server.

active

true/false - activate or deactivate the layer

url

the wms server url i.e.:
https://tigerweb.geo.census.gov/arcgis/services/TIGERweb/tigerWMS_Current/MapServer/WmsServer

params.LAYERS

One or more Layer Names as described in the capabilities i.e: "States"

caption

Layer caption

order

order number of the layer - higher numbers are above lower numbers

opacity

Layer opacity

 

 

TileServer

 

url

path/link

tile location

set and configure your own tile server
Do not use the Dollar sign in the url!

 

GoogleMaps, Here, BingMaps, MapBox

The part "variables" in the screenshot is a standard declaration for tile server images ({z} stands for the zoom level folder, {x} for the folder with the x-axis values and {y} for the y-axis files).
Please note, that the tiles have to be saved as .jpg files.

Example:
{"local": true, "url": "MyTileFolder\\${z}\\${x}\\${y}.jpg"}
Attention with the backslash: URL paths go with a regular slash / local paths are separated with a backslash \ .

url - tile server

In case of using a tile server just replace the whole part between the quotation marks ("tiles\${z}\${x}\${y}.jpg") with your tile server URL. Usually the tile server providers supply several URLs - you can list them all here (including the part with the feature local) separated with a comma.
Example using one URL:
{"local": false, "url": "http://a.tile.opencyclemap.org/cycle/${z}/${x}/${y}.png"}
Example using mulitple URLs:
{"local": false, "url": "http://otile1.mqcdn.com/tiles/1.0.0/map/${z}/${x}/${y}.png"},
{"local": false, "url": "http://otile2.mqcdn.com/tiles/1.0.0/map/${z}/${x}/${y}.png"},
{"local": false, "url": "http://otile3.mqcdn.com/tiles/1.0.0/map/${z}/${x}/${y}.png"}

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GoogleMaps

Tile Server Provider of GoogleMaps is Google.

api

version

used API version of GoogleMaps

Allows to use a specific API version of GoogleMaps.

freepublicaccessibility

Due to a change of the Google Maps APIs on 22nd of June 2016 (see official Google announcement), this feature is no longer supported.

key

your GoogleMaps Key

Your GoogleMaps key.

set custom default value

GoogleMaps can only be used with a valid API key - see tutorial "How to create a GoogleMaps API key".

Further information about GoogleMaps key:

https://developers.google.com/maps/licensing

client

your GoogleMaps Client ID

Further information about GoogelMaps Client ID:

https://developers.google.com/maps/

BingMaps

Tile server provider of BingMaps is Microsoft.

key

your BingMaps Key

see further details on the right

set custom default value

For detailed information about accessibility and the terms of use for BingMaps key please go to:

http://www.microsoft.com/maps/create-a-bing-maps-key.aspx

This Backgroundmap can't be displayed in NPGeoMap without a valid key.

MapBox

MapBox is a platform that offers to create and design individual maps, such as defining own colors for streets or terrain.
For detailed information about accessibility, creating own maps and the terms of use for MapBox go to mapbox.com

accesstoken

your Mapbox access token

see further details on the right

set custom default value

In order to use Mapbox you need set here a valid Mapbox accesstoken. Have a quick look on our Tutorial How to get a Mapbox Access Token.

 

mapid

your MapBox ID

see further details on the right

set custom default value

You can use predefined maps from Mapbox like: mapbox.light, mapbox.dark and more: mapbox.com/api-documentation/#maps

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styleurl

your style URL

see further details on the right

Set here custom created styles, and use the format: mapbox://styles/xxx/aasddad8004asdhzggaad4

Here

The Tile Server Provider HERE (former Nokia) supports many map features - see below - and provides the usage of Isochrones in NPGeoMap.

appcode

your HERE code

see further details on the right

set custom default value

appid

your HERE ID

see further details on the right

set custom default value.

For detailed information about accessibility, terms of use and further features for HERE please go to:

developer.here.com

This Backgroundmap can't be displayed in NPGeoMap without valid appcode and appid.

pointsofinterest

publictransport

truckrestrictions

nightmode

greymode

true

feature enabled

false

feature disabled

These features affect the appearance of the HERE Backgroundmap dislpayed in NPGeoMap.

pointsofinterest
displays points of interest on the map, like hospitals, parks, museums, Restaurants,...

publictransport
displays routes and stations of public transport (screenshot)

truckrestrictions
shows possible restrictions for trucks on the road

nightmode
appearance in dark colors (screenshot)

greymode
appearance in shades of gray

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TomTom

 

key

text

style

parameter

"key":
TomTom API Key valid for requested service

"style":
"main" or "night"

Nominatim

 

url

Url to the Nominatim search engine Server

 

LocalTiles

In this section you can configure local or external tile server or embed local tiles.

urls

path

directory path

tile location

path of your local tiles inside NPGeoMap directory "...QlikView\Extensions\Objects\NPGeoMap_v3\NPGeoMap_v3_Basic\tiles"

zoomlevels

number

 

maximum loaded zoom level (when zooming further in last loaded tiles are just scaled)