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I’m having trouble matching layers as I import them into MAPub. I import one layer, rescale and move it in MAP Views (moved by dragging the green map extent frame). Once the map is scaled and positioned as I want it I add all of the subsequent layers, which should all now rescale and align to my new layout. But, when they come in they are positioned so that they seem to be aligned to the original location of the MAP View and not the new location I set. Scale however seems to be correct.

What am I doing wrong?

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Note: I'm on a Mac, using MAPublisher 7 and Illustrator CS

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David,

- Are you sure that upon import of the 2nd batch of files, you specify the original Map View? The default setting is to create a new one, so it's easy to make the mistake of going too fast and ending up with 2 Map View.

- You only scale/move in the Map View Editor, right? Any scaling or movement done with Illustrator will affect the data, but not the Map View.
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I would create a new document, import the file you want to use as the reference layer, and then before resizing or moving the file, import a second file into the existing view and see if the new file lines up correctly. More than likely you are moving and scaling the reference file incorrectly. Be sure all of your files share the same projection.



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Hans & Erin, thanks for the replies,

I'm sure the new layers are going into the original map view. When MAPub detects that a new layer matches an existing view it asks if I want to ad it to the existing view or create a new one, in my case the add to existing option is the default.

I am only scaling and moving map element in the MAPView window. I have created objects in a MAP layer (Like a frame box) and moved it in the layers palette to a new non MAP layer.

All of the files I am currently working with share the same projection. I have two other Ill docs of different areas using the same shapefiles. One of them imports correctly all the time. The other file has had this same problem of layers importing to an odd location even though I have always used MAPView to move. Scaling is ok. I rectified this other file by importing a new layer and moving all of the old import data up to fit the new layer import in Ill. This should have fixed the alignment problem between layer imports but when I imported another new layer it appeared in yet another new location! I know this is user error, but I just can't figure out what I'm doing. Even Avenza supprt seems to be unable to help here.

Update on the current issue: I recreated my current Ill file from scratch. Imported one MAP layer into a new MAPView, rescaled and repositioned it just like before. I then added my subsequent MAP layers and they all imported correctly.

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I figured it out! I think...

When I move the ruler origin in Ill, new layers import to a new location even though they are matching my current MAPView and the old layers have not been moved. The ruler origin effects the MAPView co-ordinates?

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I figured it out! I think...

When I move the ruler origin in Ill, new layers import to a new location even though they are matching my current MAPView and the old layers have not been moved. The ruler origin effects the MAPView co-ordinates?


Well... yes... the 'geo origin' is calculated relative to that point. I would strongly recommend not touching that until you've imported everything you need to import. In fact, don't touch it at all if possible.
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Ah, yes, the ruler origin. Although, I'm 98.6435% positive this was fixed several updates ago. Which version of 7.0 are you using?



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yup, I'm a dope. It's always the simplest things that get you. I moved the ruler origin to set up guides for frames and margins. What I should be doing is setting my origin to the page corner before doing any imports at all, then not touching it.

I'm a little behind the times and am using plain old MAPublisher 7.0 on Ill CS. Though for me thats a huge step forward since until this Aug I was still on Ill 10! We kept Ill 10 at CSAA because of the changes in type path functions. I'm still trying to figure out how to work with it in CS.

Thanks for the help.

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Yes, Erin is right. This issue was fixed with MAPublisher 7.5 :)

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