Using the NATMAP images for Natmap 2003 and before from your Hard Disk.

If you want to move the images from the NATMAP CD's to your hard disk so that OziExplorer can load the images from this location on your hard disk, you need to following the instructions below. The examples in this document refer to the Mapsheets CD's but the same process applies to the Mosaic CD's.

Section 1 - If you have already copied the images from the NATMAP CD's to your Hard Disk

(If you have not yet copied the images to your hard disk read Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 to see how to do this.)

The OziExplorer (.map) file for each image contains a link to the image (file name) and its location (drive / path). After you have copied the images from the NATMAP CD to your hard disk, you must change each of the (.map) files for the images you have copied so the link to the location of the image is correct. This does not have to be done on individual files, it can be done in one operation for all files in a folder.

To do this use the "Change Image File Name Path and Drive" option on the OziExplorer "File Menu".

When the dialog is displayed --

Step 1 - use the second option in the dialog which is labelled "Change the Image File Path for All Maps in Selected Folder".

Step 2 - "For All Maps Here" - locate the folder where you have your (.map) files for the CD1 (If you do not have the .map files for your version of the maps, you can download these from the Australian page of our website or install them from the OziExplorer CD)

Step 3 - "Change Image Path To" - locate where you have copied the images from the CD1 (about 250 .ecw files if you have the mapsheets or 3 .ecw files if you have the mosaic)

Step 4 - Press the button "Change and Save Maps"

Repeat steps 2,3,4 and locate the files for CD2.

Section 2 -NATMAP Instructions for Copying CDs to Hard Disk

If you want to run NATMAP Raster without the CDs, the data on the CDs should be copied to a local, or networked, hard disk on your system. You will need 1.2GB of free space on your hard disk for all the Raster map images in each individual product.

Note that if you are installing the software on a network with security restrictions, you should NOT install as "Administrator" but as "Normal User".

Section 3 - Installing from CD and copying maps/layers later

If you have already installed the NATMAP RASTER VIEWER from the CD-ROM and you want to access the data from a local or networked hard drive, then:

When you next run the NATMAP RASTER VIEWER, without the matching CD in the drive, the software will prompt you to specify the new location for the map files. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust the configuration of the software.

The NATMAP RASTER VIEWER is able to operate with some map data files located on the hard disk and some located on the CDs. This type of configuration is intended for advanced users only. A tool is provided to configure how the software locates map data files. See section Raster Viewer Configurator for more information.

Section 5 - If you copy the images to the same folder as the OziExplorer (.map) files.

If you copy the images to the same folder as the OziExplorer (.map) files for the NATMAP CD's, OziExplorer will always load the images because OziExplorer always looks in the .map file folder for the image. In this case you do not need to perform the instructions in Section 1.

However, if you intend to use the NATMAP Raster Viewer you will need to specify the new location for the map images when you run the NATMAP Raster Viewer.

Section 6 - How to copy files using Windows Explorer

1. Place the CD1 in the CDROM drive.

2. Run Windows Explorer from the Windows Start Menu.

3. In Windows Explorer, select the CDROM drive so that the folders and files on the CD are displayed in the window.

4. The "Rasters" folder should be visible in the window.

5. Click once on the "Rasters" folder to select it. (It will be highlighted when it is selected.)

6. On the Windows Explorer menu, click "Edit" and "Copy".

7. Locate the folder where you want to copy the "Rasters" folder / sub folders and files.

8. On the Windows Explorer menu, click "Edit" and "Paste".

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