Re: [idvusers] 20121026: Color-Shaded Covers Background Maps

  • To: Christopher McCray <mccraycd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [idvusers] 20121026: Color-Shaded Covers Background Maps
  • From: Tom Whittaker <whittaker@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 08:19:40 -0500
Chris --

The issue might be that you are in "perspective" view.  You need to be
in "parallel" view, and you must be viewing strictly from the top.
See attached with the two controls for these.

tom

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM, Christopher McCray <mccraycd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> A follow up questions...
> Changing the map level or plot level also changes the perceived location of
> the map data. I.e. MSLP will be shifted west or east or north or south
> depending on the level of the map and level of the MSLP contours. Is there a
> way to account for/fix this change? I imagine something to do with the
> projection.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
>
> On 10/26/2012 1:06 PM, Tom Yoksas wrote:
>>
>> Hi Chris,
>>
>> re:
>>>
>>> I must be missing something here. When I load a model color-shaded plan
>>> view (i.e. wind speeds), the shading covers the background map borders
>>> no matter whether I click "bring to front" on the maps. Is there any way
>>> to make it so that the borders can be seen OVER the shading?
>>
>> You need to raise the level at which the background maps are being
>> plotted so they are above the color-shaded plan view:
>>
>> Dashboard -> Displays tab -> Default Background Maps
>>
>> Click on the Settings tab and play with the Map Position: either
>> by moving the slider or typing in a new vertical position in the
>> entry on the right hand side (followed by pressing the Enter key).
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Tom
>> --
>>
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Tom Whittaker
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