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Product Review - ImageMapper from Alta4
ImageMapper from Alta4 http://www.alta4.de/

We realize that many of you are looking for fast, and efficient ways to display your ArcView maps on the web. To help you out we've reviewed a product that will enable you to do just that! ImageMapper, from Alta4, is an ArcView extension that lets you convert your data from ArcView 3.1 to a clickable internet map in just a few seconds.

ImageMapper operates as an extension of ArcView 3.1., it's simple to use, and is a popular way to produce a hyperlinked image maps linking your point, line, or areal data to web sites, or email addresses.

Examples

ImageMapper enables you to produced hyperlinked image maps of your ArcView data. Users have the option of producing maps which perform the following actions when an active feature is selected:

Link to a URL or send email


Display the feature's attributes
Instructions for use

From within ArcView follow these steps to produce your own custom image maps:

~ Load the ImageMapper Extension



~ A new "ImageMapper" icon will be added to your button bar



~ Create your Map View the way you want it to appear. You will need to add a data field(s) containing a url or email address, depending on the action you wish to occur. When you click the ImageMapper icon you will be presented with the following message requesting you to register your copy of ImageMapper



~ Once you proceed you will then view the Main ImageMapper Dialogue listing your options



~ The "Map Tip Field Options" enable you to control the "Alt Text" which appears when the cursor is placed over active features on your map.



~ You can then produce an image map that displays feature attributes. The following Display Attribute Options are available, controlling where the atrributes pop-up on your display



~ When you produce an image map that is linked to a url, you have the option of selecting an attribute field that contains the website url to link to



~ Once you have selected all the appropriate options, simply invoke the Save As function to save your image map



The ImageMapper utility enabled us to produce our image maps in just a few minutes.

About ImageMapper & Alta4

ImageMapper was developed for ArcView 3.1. Alta4 has a Free 30 day demo available for you to download and prices are listed on the website. You can download and order ImageMapper at http://www.alta4.de/

If you require more info you can contact Alta4 at info@alta4.de



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