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  • Zachary Carlson

Saved Views and Map Prints Manual (2023 Version Update)

Updated: Apr 4

You can create your own Saved Views of the map to use as a map base, and you can use that view when downloading a Map Print PDF.

*If you are trying to create a Map Print, you should always create a Saved View first.

Saved Views

Before you get into actually creating a Saved View, let’s first take a look at ways to change up the view of the map. You can then use templates or current views to create the Saved View.

You can go into the Legend dropdown and turn off icons, connections, or nodes you do not want to see in your saved view.

For example, if you wanted to only include aerial, you can uncheck your reference connections to “remove” them from being displayed.

As you uncheck the various connection colors or icons from the Legend, those unchecked will be removed from the displaying on the map. Keep unchecking, until you have your desired colors and icons displaying.

You can then go under the Map Base dropdown and select what imagery base you want to use.

Saved Views can be found under the Map Layers button located at the bottom left of Katapult Maps. If you click on the drop down arrow, you will see an option to “Manage Saved Views.”

Once you click “Manage Saved View,” the window will appear in the middle of the page. Here, you can click “New Saved View” to create a saved view.

You will have the choice to use the current view of the map, or load from an existing template you have created already.

If you are just creating a new view, click the “Use Current View” option.

In the menu, you can add a View Name, and select various options. If you want the specific saved view to update with the current view of your maps, click Update with current view. Once you have your desired options, click “Save.”

You will now see your saved view option to check on under the Saved Views dropdown in map layers.

*Even if you turn the connections and other icons back on in the Legend, when you click on that Saved View option, it will automatically reset the map back to the options you had set for your saved view.

Now that you have a Saved View, you can use that view to create a Map Print PDF.

Map Prints

To start a Map Print, first toggle on map print mode up at the top of the page. When you turn on Map Print Mode, the tools window will appear at the right of the page. Use the dropdown to choose an existing configuration or click “Create New” to start a new template.

If you start a new template, you can fill in the configuration name you want to use, and you can use an existing template as a foundation. If you want to just start from scratch, just leave that picklist blank, and select “Create.”

After you click “Create,” the Print Tools menu will appear on the right hand side of the page. You can scroll through to see the various options you can edit for the Map Print deliverable.

In the Document Settings, you’ll have the option to choose a portrait or landscape layout, as well as the height and width of the Map Print.

In the Scale Settings, you can set scale to use, or create a custom scale by using the dropdown. You can also change the scale of the icon sizes. Once you have your scale set, you can click “Insert Map Page” to add pages right to the map.

When you click the button, your cursor will turn into a shadowed out dropper. You can use this to click and place a map page.

Keep clicking to add as many pages as necessary. You can click to drag and position the pages. Once you have them set, you can click on the cursor icon (selectable) to the left of the Map Pages in Scale Settings.

Next, you can choose the correct Saved View to use for the Map Print, as well as a Map Styles to apply to the Map Print.

The Title Block Settings allows you to add fields such as the page number, the job name, and the date in the title of the Map Prints next to the legend. Click the checkbox for “Include Labels” if you want to include labels for the fields and define how much padding you want in between each item. You also have the option to edit the Map Print’s legend as far as what should and shouldn’t be included.

You can use the Paper Space Settings to customize the appearance of the deliverable document. Choose your primary and secondary colors and add a logo if needed.

Additional Settings allows you to include Node Info in the Map Print as well as an Overview Sheet.

Under Annotation Style Settings, you can define the shape of an annotation, and change various colors options, as well as text size and the width of the outline.

If you want to insert an annotation, click “Insert Annotation.” Then, just like with placing pages, you can use the dropper to add the annotation.

When you place the annotation, the window to edit that annotation will appear at the top left of the page. You can enter text on the text line, and edit the annotation using the options at the top.

The arrow to the far left will add a lead line coming from the annotation box. You can reposition this leader, move its breakpoints, and add an arrow endpoint.

You can use the rotate option to rotate the annotation on the map. The middle icon, the two T’s, will adjust the font size within the annotation.

The color square to the left of the trash can icon will adjust all things color related (see below), while the square with internal dotted lines will set the width of the outline.

You can click on the top categories to adjust color for the text, background, border, or leader. Whichever option you are editing will have a blue line under it. For example the text option would currently be selected in the above image.

If you just need to delete the annotation, you can click the trash can icon.

Once your annotation styles are set in settings, you have the option to seed all annotations in the job with those settings. You can define what attributes you want to appear at node locations using the “Add Attribute” dropdown. You can also set if you want to include annotations for span distances by checking the box. If you click “Seed Annotations…,” the annotations will automatically be placed on the map. Clicking “Clear Annotations…” will ask you to confirm that you want to clear all your annotations.

If you only want to change the annotations’ position, style, or text after seeding them, you can click “Seed Annontations…” again to specify what you would like to overwrite, which will use the new settings in Annotation Style Settings.

You can double click on any annotation to make edits to that specific annotation. You can also click and drag the annotation around to move it on the page.

If you return to the top of the print tools window, you can edit the print configuration by clicking the gear icon. Clicking that gear, you can delete the template from the job, or save it as a template to use for future print deliverables.

You can also click the “Preview” button to see that first page of the map print.

If you need to make changes, feel free to click “Close” at the bottom right, and return to the print tools to make necessary edits. If the preview looks good, you can click “Download Full PDF” to generate the PDF for the job.

Once you have this set, you can also toggle on the print mode for this job using the printer icon at the top of the page.

Thanks for reading! For a more visual guide of Saved Views and Map Prints, check out our Saved Views and Map Prints Webinar video, coming soon!

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