This dialog is used to configure the Overlaid Graphics object.
An Overlaid Graphics object is a picture that you can place on top of the map. It can be a logo, a legend, an enlarged part of the map, or any other picture.
By using Overlaid Graphics objects, together with Text objects, you can design your own layout of the map, tailored to the situation.
Overlaid Graphics can either be graphics directly from a file (Condes can use bitmap files, Windows Metafiles, and OCAD map files) or it can be a "window" of a map from another canvas.
This is where you tell Condes whether to get the graphics from a separate file, or to use graphics from a map on a canvas
From a file
Use the "Select File…" button to enter a path to the graphics file from which to read the graphics contents.
Use the "Refresh from file..." to refresh the graphics contents if the original file has been updated.
Use the map from a canvas
Use the drop-down list to indicate which canvas to take the map from.
Show the course on the map
Check this box to show the course on the map that comes from another Canvas. This can be used to show for example an enlarged section of the map with the course - see Adding an enlarged section of a map
From a file:
When you configure the Overlaid Graphics object to use graphics from a file, the contents of the graphics file will be read by Condes, and will be stored in the Condes event file (.wcd). Please note the following:
From a canvas:
When you configure the Overlaid Graphics object to use graphics from a Canvas, the graphics will be updated similarly as the canvas map will be updated. When you update the map file for the Canvas, the canvas map will automatically be updated, and so will the Overlaid Graphics object that links to the Canvas.
Draw white background
Check this box to draw a white background behind the graphics object.
Use this setting to control the size of the graphics object, compared with the original size.
You can also scale the size of the graphics by selecting the graphics object, and dragging the corner points with the mouse.
Use this setting to control the cropping of the graphics object, from each side. Measured in mm.
You can also crop the graphics object by selecting the graphics object, and dragging the point at the center of the side.