Save, Import and Export Maps
Enter a unique name for your map in this edit box. When you click on the green ‘Save Your Map’ button the name will be stored with your map. You can change this name at any time but it will only be stored when you click on the save button.
If you are working on a map design and want to create a duplicate of the map as it currently stands and have 2 copies of that map then tick this box. When you’ve made more changes to the new version of the map, the older version stays the same as it was at the time you originally clicked the save as copy button.
You can import an Excel Spreadsheet(comma separated CSV file) into the currently open map and have the map automatically customised based on the data contained within the spreadsheet. More information on this is provided on the Import CSV Map page. The current map will be saved when you move to the import CSV page.
To export your map as a vector based pdf file suitable for emailing, downloading or sending directly to a commercial printers, click the green Export PDF Map button. This will save the current map as it currently stands and then export it as a pdf file. You will then be taken straight to the file-manger page where you can download the pdf file. You can select the output size of the pdf you want to create with the PDF Size dropdown box.
When saving a PDF file you can choose what size you want the pdf to be. Because PDF files are vector based it doesn't really matter what size you save the map because you could print an A4 map at A0 in size and no resolution or detail would be lost.
Filemanager will take you to see all your saves maps including pdf files, imported CSV files and imported dataset CSV files.