Several types of Icons can be displayed:
- Icons are JPEG, PNG, BMP, or GIF files stored in the x:\MapData\Icons directory. This directory
should have only your "favorite" icons. When used with a database file
and the Plot from DB field option or the KML
export, the icons can also be in the same
directory as the database.
- For KML, use GIF or PNG icons.
- Icons can be transparent.
Icons can be displayed:
- Plotting Options,
either from a field in the database, or one icon for all plotted
records. This limits your options for export to KML.
Icons can be added to the database, which provides the greatest flexibility
for KML export:
- Add icons with the "Edit, Add Icons" menu choice on
the database table display
window to put icons into a database. This will insure
that the "ICON" field is present, and then add a selected icon
name to all the records. You can filter the database, and
use this option to add a variety of symbols.
- Double click on field name
and pick "Fill field", and type in the name of the icon.
If you have True Type fonts with Icons, you can use the Military
icon generator to turn symbols into an
Icon graphic. You can also plot Proportional symbols/Icons:
(True Type fonts) symbols directly.
||To get an icon, edit an image in Paint.
- Cut out just the part you want.
- Use Stretch option, on Image menu, to make a
smaller version of the image. The icons should be moderate in
- Save as a GIF and a PNG.
should not see the white background around the icon. You can
||You can create multiple icons, with the field names all starting with
ICN_, and select the one to use when you pick
or do a deliberate KML export.
||Icons in the database, and used as the KML
Last revision 1/8/2017