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3.1.4 Changing Background Maps
The IDV is distributed with a set of maps of varying resolution and coverage. You can change the maps being displayed in any View Window using the Map Display Control.

By default, only the world outlines are displayed when you first start the IDV. You can change the default to use other system maps, or add in your own. The IDV can use McIDAS map files and ESRI shapefiles for map backgrounds.

  1. Click on the Default Background Maps link in the Side Legend panel to bring up the control window in the Dashboard.
  2. For each map in the widget, you can control the visibility, the line width, the line type, and color.
  3. When you are finished, save this as the default settings using the File->Default Maps->Save as the Default Map Preference menu in the Default Background Maps control.

 


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