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Export OIM Space.PNGThis function is available in OCAD 11 Professional.


Choose Export OCAD Internet Map from File menu to export the map as OIM (OCAD Internet Map). With OIM you can publish big OCAD maps on internet. You can insert the OCAD Internet Map to a HTML file.

  • Resolution: Enter here the resolution of the GIF (for Java) or JPG (for Flash) file.
  • Part of map: Activate this check box to export a part of the map. The map section will be shown with a rectangle on the drawing window. You can alter the rectangle with the mouse.
Click the button Setup setup to define the part of map to be exported by coordinates. The dialog box Setup Part of Map (Export) appears.
Click the button Entire map entire map to export the entire map.
Click the button To current view to current view to export the currently on the screen displayed map.
If this check box is not active the entire map will be exported.

Hint.jpg It is also possible to choose a defined format like A4 landscape.

-> Click Export. The OIM Export Assistand dialog box appears:

OIM Export Assistant

General project settings

  • Map title - Heading of the map
  • Map subtitle - may be a copyright statement or similar
  • Base Map Layout
Base Layer Name - Name of the map (e.g. Citymap of Baar)
Edit layer enable - Enables the users the ability to draw on the map
Searchbox enable - Search for POI's (only works with PHP - Support)
Zoom levels, calculated from map size and DPI (maximum possible zoom levels)
  • Create tiles (need to be selected, otherwise only the meta files are created)

-> Click Next

Zoomlevel settings

Select Zoom from and Zoom to levels which are created. Be aware that the overview map need a zoom level 0.

Generated levels are highlighted green, not created levels are grayed out. If the file is not found it is highlighted in red.

  • Relink - change the folder of all maps
  • Change - change the map for the selected zoomlevel
  • Reset all to current file - currently opened file is taken for all zoomlevels

-> Click Next

Layout and functionality settings

Controll Options:

  • Show Layer Selector - enables the user select different POI groups
  • Show Overview Map - enables the overview map feature
  • Maximize overview map - shows the map maximized by default
  • Show Coordiantes - show coordinates in the lower right corner
  • Show Permalink - enables the user the ability to link to a specific zoom, map view and layers

Color and Size Settings:

  • Header Font Color - color of the map title
  • Header Background Color - background of the map title
  • Subheader Font Color - color of the map subtitle
  • Subhead Background Color - background of the map subtitle
  • Border Color - border color of the map
  • Site Background Color - general site background
  • Font Size - font size of the map title
  • Subheader font Size - font size of the map subtitle (e.g. copyright)
  • Border width - thickness of the border

-> Click Next

Points of interrest (POI)

Overview about all POI's exported

Choose Add, the POI Selector dialog box appears:

POI configuration of data source
  • Title - name of the layer
  • Dataset - dataset to choose from
  • Condition
  • Location field - name
  • Point of Interest Type:
-Point (Vector) - POI's are drawn as yellow dot on the map
-Icon (Information Bubbles) - POI's are represented with the provided icon file

-> Click Next

POI Icon Settings (if choosen)

Icon Settings (only if icon is chosen in the previous step):

  • Icon - Path to the file (red background if file not found)
  • Icon Offset - offset from the anchor point
  • Icon Size - size of the icon (only in html, image will not be resized)

-> Click Next

POI Datafields
  • Short description - db field containing for short description (important for search)
  • Description - db field containing description in the info bubble or in the right info box
  • URL field - db field containing the URL's
  • Link name - db field containing a link name - if URL should be shown select the same as in URL
  • Link target - link target for the browser

-> Click Finish

Choose a directory and Save file. To see the internet map open the *.html file with double click in the browser.

The search functionality only works on a server with PHP support otherwise the error message AJAX error: 0 occurs.

On the site HTML Entities the supported and convertable HTML characters can be seen.

More advanced functions can be scripted. Examples can be found under OIM scripting

Example of an OCAD Internet Map export: Baar city map

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