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Mapping: creating and editing

See also Chapter 7 in the BSBI MapMate Book.

Creating simple maps in MapMate is quick and easy to do. It is also possible to spend much longer on customising the maps for more complex displays. These screencast videos take you through the processes involved (scroll down to see all the videos on this page, and go to the next page for more).

Creating a simple base map

Play Video: Creating a simple base map video

Creating a simple base map video

Creating a simple atlas map

Play Video: Creating a simple atlas map video

Creating a simple atlas map video

Creating a "special map" to show all recorded tetrads in a county

Play Video: Mapping all recorded tetrads video

Mapping all recorded tetrads video

Creating a polygon base map

This allows better control of colours and shading - and also introduces some of the map editing controls.

Play Video: Creating and editing a polygon base map video

Creating and editing a polygon base map video

Editing atlas maps

How to use the "Feature Detail" list, and adding a second base map.

Play Video: How to use the "Feature Detail" list, and adding a second base map video

How to use the "Feature Detail" list, and adding a second base map video

How to create a 'date-banded' map with text annotations.

Play Video: Date-banding and text annotations video

Date-banding and text annotations video

Changing the date band time periods by editing the underlying SQL query

Play Video: Changing date bands video

Changing date bands video

For extra mapping practice see also Martin Harvey's mapping worksheet (PDF).