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Em Tee

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Doug:

How do you import your Street Atlas map into toolbox? I can't figure it out. Thanks.
 

airphoto

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In Street Atlas go to "edit" and copy your map to the clipboard .. go to TB and "paste" (from "edit") onto the map page ..
 

airphoto

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Mary,

In addition .. should you need to use two maps, copy the first to the clipboard, then paste it on a page in Word .. copy the second map, paste it into the Word page .. then draw a box around the two maps and "copy" them using word's edit function .. then "paste" into your TB map page ..
 

Em Tee

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It works great - thanks!
 

Robert McCullam

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I'm still having to cut&paste paper because the map that gets transfered is only about 5 inches "tall"!!

I have it setup in Street Atlas as legal paper but I can't get it to transfer a map portion that would be approx. 7x11 inches, to fit inside the form's box.

Any suggestions??
 

airphoto

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Rob,

Unfortunately, that's how it is .. transfers only what you see on your screen. Can be expanded slightly by changing what's viewed on your screen (ie. removing some of the view, such as tools, etc.)

However, that said: tx that to "imaging" or to another such program (notepad) and draw your box in a more square pattern, cut and paste it and you'll fill more of the page (horizontal dimension will be 'filled.') May lose some resolution, though ..

Other choice is to print to file, as a *.jpeg and then edit the resulting image ..
 

officepolicy247

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Mary:

Many thanks to Robert and airphoto! You got all the help you needed while the rest of us were out fishing. Good answers, all. The only brief step saver I noticed was that when in Street Atlas you can simply right click your mouse button and the option to paste the map to clipboard shows up as an option. Unfortunately, we can't get a full sized map (Robert), but in over two years of use the size of the submitted map has never been an issue.

There is another program that DOES transfer a full sized map, but if your comps are more than a mile apart you lose all of the wording (street names and stuff) as it disappears in the enlargement. Street Atlas is the better choice.

Doug
 

Steve Owen

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While this thread is really about Street Atlas, it has caused me to have a question. Bradford & Robbins sells GeoLocator as its mapping system. Is Street Atlas a better choice than this? I'm thinking about buying a new mapping program and just wondering what some of you think is the best. What about Map & Go?
 

officepolicy247

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Steve:

Personally I have never tried GeoLocator maps. I am sure they are good ones....the only thing that holds me back is that I am in an area that rarely changes (mapwise) and the GeoLocater is s "subscription" service like parcel maps that require a monthly or annual fee.

The latest StreetAtlas 2003 also uses GIS technology and in the past couple of months we have been using it there hasn't been a single error.....even when locating property by address on a paper lot! It is really incredible compared to previous versions. Slow load and small image on the map page are the two largest drawbacks....although we have yet to receive a complaint based on size. Also, the 2003 version allows the user to put in NEW roads and NAME them.....making the new road "routable" and "searchable" in future applications. Can't confirm the merits of GeoLocator, but you would not be disappointed with StreetAtlas.

Doug Kues
 

Eminent Domain

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Our firm test drove GeoLocator a while back. I wanted to use it since it supposedly touts the same benefits as the photo addendum. Just click on the space and it automatically uploads the map into the map addendum as a seamless addition. This is much easier for the pdf. However, if you are in a remote area (such as mine) the maps just don't cut it. The one for my local county had no street names or addresses. It was useless since there were no identifing features. But, I think they are always updating it, they just haven't updated my area yet. So I just recently purchased Street Atlas 2003 and will be asking you guys questions as soon as it gets here and I can get it loaded.

My problem is that since I am in a rural area a twenty to thirty mile radius is not uncommon for comps. So I hope that street atlas will allow this range and still have a bit of integrity. I'll find out soon I guess.

BF
 
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