- How to add the geolocation information
Adding geolocation is the process of adding points to the map you have just uploaded that will determine what area of that map will correspond to what latitude and longitude on the reference map. In other words, it will make your map and the reference map match.
Mapping can be a little tricky but it's not that complicated. Visualize being up in the sky and trying to lay your map like a blanket on top of your real location area. You want your own map to be aligned with all the places in the real one.
For example, If your illustrated map shows streets within a neighborhood, place the mapping points where streets intersect. If the area is wider or for example, a cityscape, try to add pins in major intersections or landmarks. If it's a country, try to match the points with recognizable areas (harbors, peninsulas, borders, major cities, etc).
After uploading your map, you will see 2 panels:
Left screen: The map you have just uploaded Right screen: The reference map
To help you identify the locations in the reference map, you can switch the view by clicking on the icon located in the lower center of the screen.
- Standard map
- Electronic Land Survey (for Japan only)
Follow the next steps:
1. Use the Search bar. It will help you to locate the area quickly. You can search “Beitou”, for example.
2. Click on the Place icon at the top left of the mapping panel. The icon will turn orange when selected. You can now start working on your map!
3. Zoom in/Zoom out the map by clicking on the ‘ + / - ’ buttons at the top left of both panels or by using your mouse’s wheel
- Adding mapping points
1. Place the cursor on the left panel and click on a point you would like to geolocate. A red point will appear on the map.
2. Then, on the map in the right panel, click on the spot that corresponds to the same location you previously selected. Once you have clicked, a numbered marker will appear on both maps.
Congratulations, you have just added your first location point!
At Stroly, we refer to ‘mapping’ as the repetition of steps 3 and 4 to geolocate positions on the map.
Don’t forget saving!
Once you have added enough points or that you need a break, save your work by clicking on ‘Save’, then ‘Save as draft’ in the screen’s upper section.
The number of markers needed varies for each map. Very accurate maps can require as little as 5 markers (one in each corner and one in the center).
Very distorted maps can require as hundreds or even thousands of markers.
Always save your progress by clicking on ‘Save as draft’ before taking a break or interrupting your work. Once saved, a pop-up indicating ‘You changed have been saved’ will be displayed on the screen.
- Add Landmarks
1. Select the ‘landmark’ tab
2. You can add landmarks on either map (the map you are adding or the reference map).
3. Click on the ‘Place’ icon above the left map panel. Once selected, the icon will turn orange.
4. Once the window ‘Information of POI’ appears, you can start filling in the title and text.
5. Click on the camera icon to upload pictures.
6. Click on ‘Attach other media’ to select other elements to add to your landmark.
7. Click on ‘Preview’ to check how the content of your landmark will be displayed to viewers.
8. Click Save as Draft. Do not forget to save your work after every revision you make.
You can always come back to edit the information in your landmark pins. Learn more ▶︎
Once you are done geolocating your map, you can publish it.