In cartography, a map is any two-dimensional graphic representation of the spatial relationships of the whole or a part of the earth. In digital cartography as in MapStore, a map consists in overlaying various layers of geographic data and their styles in data frames, and it contains various map elements such as a legend and a scale bar.
In order to create a map, the user can click on the New Map button in Homepage and will be addressed directly to the map viewer (by default only Administrators and Normal Users can create a new map, as explained before in Homepage section):
Once a map is created and saved, it will be available in Homepage content section.
MapStore WebGIS Portal Interface
The Mapstore WebGIS Portal interface is composed by the following main blocks:
The Table of Contents (TOC) shows the layers and the layers groups on the map and allows to remove or edit them, and add some new ones
The Navigation Toolbar that is mainly a navigation panel
The Background Selector allows to add, remove or edit map's background
The Data Frame is the space where the layers are displayed