Manual – Export
MapAnalyst can export the old or the new map containing raster images, points, accuracy visualizations, and drawn lines and polygons. MapAnalyst exports all currently visible elements of a map. Simply change the visibility of the different map elements to configure the content of the exported file.
Select File - Export New Map Graphics or Export Old Map Graphics and then the desired file format. See below for a description of the supported file formats. SVG, WMF, Ungenerate, and DXF are vector file formats – JPEG and PNG are raster file formats.
The ESRI Shape file format is supported by most GIS. This is the recommended format for data exchange with a GIS. Points and lines are supported.
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
SVG is a vector format, which can be edited with many vector graphics applications, or be displayed by Internet browsers with a corresponding plug-in. The exported SVG file will contain all accuracy visualizations and all points. The raster map image will not shown depending on which vector editor you are using. However, the file will contain a bounding box, in order to facilitate the manual placement of the raster image.
WMF (Windows Metafile)
WMF is a vector graphic format, which can be edited with many vector graphics software. The exported WMF file will contain all accuracy visualizations and all points. The raster map image will not be included.
It is recommended that you use SVG instead of WMF, if your vector graphics software supports SVG.
Ungenerate is an ASCII text file format for vectors that can be imported by different GIS. Only lines can be stored in Ungenerate files. The raster map image or points cannot be exported to Ungenerate files.
DXF is a vector format, which can be read by most CAD, GIS, and vector graphics applications. The DXF files contain only the error visualizations; points or raster map images are not exported.
JPEG and PNG
JPEG and PNG are two wide-spread raster image file formats, which can be read by numerous programs like Web browsers or graphics applications. When exporting to JPEG or PNG, enter the width of the image in pixels. The accuracy visualizations, as well as all points and the map image are exported.